Good morning from Hillcrest.
Former downtown redevelopment head Nancy Graham is facing a $170,000 fine from the city of San Diego’s Ethics Commission, the largest ever proposed by the commission, as a result of the fallout from our investigation last year.
Tucked into the budget resolution passed by City Council this week is a requirement for Mayor Jerry Sanders to study stormwater and/or trash collection taxes. Sanders will do it, but it would be “premature” to say it’s a formal step toward new taxes, a spokeswoman said.
Think tank analyst Vince Vasquez takes a look at the percentages and says people won’t support any taxes.
The U-T follows our story from earlier this week on public financing for the proposed downtown Chargers stadium. KPBS has an interview with team special counsel Mark Fabiani about the project and why public money is necessary.
September raids of marijuana dispensaries resulted in a guilty plea for a dispensary owner on federal drug charges.
Finally, a programming note. No “Public Comment” feature this week. City Council is scheduled to meet Monday to give a second reading on the city’s budget.
— LIAM DILLON