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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off today with the latest campaign finance news. San Diego county Supervisors Ron Roberts and Bill Horn have huge fundraising leads over their opponents for the June primary election. Roberts raised more than five times what his challenger, state Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, pulled in. Another possible candidate against Roberts definitively bowed out of the race yesterday.
  • San Diego Port Commissioner Steve Cushman used strange slang at a City Council committee meeting to describe people who were against long-planned projects the port supports. Councilwoman Donna Frye was not amused.
  • I report that Wall Street is not amused by discussions of municipal bankruptcy. Neither is Mayor Jerry Sanders. Columnist Carl Luna is wondering what’s changed in the city’s finances to take bankruptcy off the table.
  • A council committee discussion on delaying the permanence of the strong mayor form of government went nowhere
  • Both a salary committee and defenders of a city bonus program are not from this planet, the U-T editorializes.
  • Our Fact Check blog gives Mayor Sanders a “mostly true” for his statement that cyber crime is increasing.
  • And last, Escondido says “no” to massive budget cuts.

— LIAM DILLON

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