The Morning Report
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Good morning from Hillcrest.
- We’ll lead off with breaking news. San Diego County Supervisor Rob Roberts will ask for a full board hearing on a large development project in North County. Roberts missed the previous hearing, where the measure failed 2-2, because he had a different board meeting in Sacramento. Not only is the project itself controversial, but how the previous vote happened is, too. Opponents of the development have asked the District Attorney’s Office to investigate County Supervisor Bill Horn’s contact with a developer prior to the failed vote.
- Who doesn’t like Chargers stadium news? Some reactions to this week’s announcement that Los Angeles stadium developer Ed Roski is targeting the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars — and put the Chargers on the back burner. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that the Bills are staying in New York. Meantime, a columnist for CBSSports writes that Roski’s plan is doomed and he’s acting like a 5-year-old. Read my take on the announcement here.
- KPBS finishes its series of interviews with all seven San Diego City Council members with Councilwoman Donna Frye. Can we get a transcript KPBS?
- Former San Diego Ethics Commission Chairman Gil Cabrera is next for an interview by our own Scott Lewis. Cabrera discusses how the commission is viewed and his future political plans.
- Our series on District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis concludes today with news that her office’s budget keeps growing as others shrink.
- Pam Slater-Price faces challenges as the next chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, the North County Times reports.
- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a long-time lawyer and politico to the region’s Airport Authority, the same person city Mayor Jerry Sanders tried to appoint, but failed in the face of City Council opposition. Schwarzenegger doesn’t need council approval.
- Escondido is updating its general plan, but a panel of community leaders says it’s no time to remove the city’s slow-growth provisions.
— LIAM DILLON