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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off with a story we missed from over the weekend. Escondido’s sales tax revenue was hammered this past summer, off 16 percent from that time last year. It could have been worse, city leaders said, if the “Cash For Clunkers” car-buying program wasn’t around.
  • A Mira Mesa business owner filed suit against the city of San Diego contending that all processing fees collected through a now-defunct city rule should be refunded. The city argues that the court ruling that invalidated its rule forced it to return certain fees collected in the past year. The amount at stake could be $13 million.
  • The final layoff total in Oceanside is 26, the North County Times reports.
  • Last, we’re encouraging comment on a New York Times story that says cities are losing when they publicly fund stadiums.


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