Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll start the day with the constitutional challenge from a former San Diego City Council candidate and local Republican interests against the city’s campaign finance laws. The U-T adds some background in its story.
  • We report on a recent study on the impact of media support for publicly subsidized stadium efforts, like the proposed Chargers stadium downtown. In other Chargers news, Escondido’s mayor faced some criticism for her junket with team officials to Denver. Escondido’s stadium plan has been shelved amid the downtown negotiations.
  • Our inspection of whether City Council members kept their promises to cut their budgets continued yesterday with Carl DeMaio.
  • The U-T’s Chris Reed interviews Vince Mudd, head of the Mayor Jerry Sanders’ fiscal task force, and asks him why he doesn’t agree with the mayor.
  • In Los Angeles, fire department cuts, like ones being proposed for San Diego, are to blame for slower response times. Minutes were lost in three cases that turned out to be fatal.
  • A summertime scuffle at a fundraiser for congressional candidate Francine Busby has turned into a lawsuit.
  • San Diego County has received a $5.1 million federal grant for energy conservation projects.
  • In news from other cities around San Diego County, fewer Oceanside city workers will be laid off on Monday than previously thought. A historic mining property will be part of a Carlsbad housing plan. KPBS’ Gloria Penner asks if recall elections, like the recent failed attempt in Oceanside, are worth it.

Finally, a programming note. Tomorrow’s a voiceofsandiego.org holiday and so is Friday, including for us chosen people. So no Agenda ’til Monday. Enjoy the holiday!

— LIAM DILLON

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