Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • News that San Diego is looking at a downtown Chargers stadium has made Escondido pause on its plans to cobble together a site. Escondido officials and the Chargers say they’ll consider reviving talks if San Diego’s efforts fail. Meantime, the U-T praises San Diego’s decision to talk again with the team.
  • Union leaders say they have gathered the required signatures for a term limits initiative for San Diego County supervisors. The ballot measure would place two four-year terms on supervisor positions. CityBeat editorializes that term limits aren’t a good thing … except for the county supervisors.
  • Remember when former City Council President Scott Peters was appointed to the California Coastal Commission last week? KPBS reports that his Port Commission seat likely excludes him from the job. Peters says he’d probably stick with the Port.
  • City Council has decided that unpaid lobbyists no longer have to register with the city. Councilwoman Sherri Lightner said that doing so could violate the First Amendment, and got choked up when discussing the issue in this KPBS report.
  • Councilman Carl DeMaio argues against labor-backed project labor agreements as anti-growth in the Daily Transcript.
  • In other news around San Diego County, county supervisors are fighting fraud in the in-home support services program and finalized a land swap with the state for a new courthouse in downtown San Diego. San Marcos officials approved plans for a 194-acre mixed-use development. Vista will spend $5.7 million to buy a property that it will lease to a luxury car dealer. An Oceanside City Councilman is delaying his resignation to save the costs of a special election. And CityBeat says the Civil Grand Jury is looking into the county’s medical marijuana practices again.

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