Good morning from Hillcrest.
- We’ll lead off with our story on the fate of the honest-services fraud law, the federal white-collar corruption law that has ensnared former San Diego City Councilman Ralph Inzunza and former U.S. Rep. Duke Cunningham. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing various arguments on the law, which opponents have decried as overbroad and vague. Indications are that there will be changes.
- The incomparable Dan Barry of the New York Times travels to Sacramento to examine the effects of the city’s temporary shutdown of fire crews. San Diego is implementing the same system.
- I report on the pledge by San Diego’s City Council to cut expenses by almost $150,000 yet only $25,000 of that amount made it into the city’s newly passed budget.
- My colleague Adrian Florido writes about a club in Logan Heights that could lose its lease back to the city. Troubled management hasn’t helped the situation.
- KPBS continues interviewing San Diego City Council members. It was District 3 Todd Gloria’s turn Thursday.
- CityBeat blogs about an interesting legal maneuver from a medical marijuana dispensary owner who caught federal drug charges in raids of dispensaries earlier this fall. President Obama, the owner says, entrapped him.
- Lawyers against a proposed large development project in North County accused Supervisor Bill Horn of violating county and state laws in his communication before a county hearing.
- A reader of ours caught a mistake by San Diego City Council President Ben Hueso in how much money cutting a police oversight position would save.
- Finally a programming note. No “Public Comment” for the rest of the … decade. City Council is on recess.
— LIAM DILLON