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Good afternoon from Point Loma. Technical difficulties kept The Agenda from coming out earlier today. Good news is I have a new computer.

  • We’ll lead off with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders meeting this week with a local planning organization. Sanders had some interesting comments on the proposed Chargers stadium, new City Hall and the planners’ top priority: improving public transit. Recommended read.
  • The city’s Ethics Commission must continue to stand tall in the face of political attacks, the U-T editorializes.
  • The city’s police horses will be sold today despite an 11th hour attempt to save them.
  • The county Board of Supervisors is considering a ballot measure that would ban a union-hiring rule.
  • Water usage in the city went up last month, the first time that’s happened since the city instituted mandatory water restrictions eight months ago. The city is still doing better than it was before conservation efforts began in 2007. The U-T’s take is that the news could be a sign the recession is ending.
  • There’s some good commentary on my question about whether you want to read more about other cities budget problems in our coverage. Please continue to keep it coming. I’ll lay out our approach soon.
  • UCSD doctoral student and former voiceofsandiego.org reporter Vlad Kogan argues that stadiums aren’t good for redevelopment.
  • Tomorrow the California Coastal Commission will vote on the first phase of the North Embarcadero visionary plan. KPBS sums up the issues at stake, primarily the fate of a large park. 
  • The local Republican Party “scandal” press conference that wasn’t. CityBeat reports.
  • CityBeat also editorializes about recent comments from local politicos on poverty, gays in the military and ethics.

— LIAM DILLON

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