Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off the morning with my piece on the importance of public financing for the proposed downtown Chargers stadium. Though the city’s redevelopment agency won’t pay for all of it, a major change in how much money the agency can collect is needed or the stadium can’t happen, the team says.
  • There’s a day-long city budget hearing scheduled for tomorrow. Mayor Jerry Sanders’ team of business backers is ready.
  • First on today’s agenda is a discussion on medical marijuana zoning guidelines proposed by a city task force. The task force recommends, among other things, to keep marijuana outlets a certain distance from schools. The U-T’s editorial page says the criminality of pot outlets should be examined before zoning issues.
  • The U-T reports on the city’s plan to outsource trash collectors who pick up recycling at city recreation centers. Some rec center advocates are upset as recycling was a way to supplement funds for the centers.
  • Council President Ben Hueso will keep his title for another year. He was unanimously reelected as council president yesterday.
  • Oceanside voters will go to the polls today in the recall election against Councilman Jerry Kern. The North County Times urges people to vote.


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