Good morning from Hillcrest.

We’ll begin the day with San Diego County supervisors’ decision to ban union-preference contracting. Supervisor Bill Horn wanted to put a ban on the June ballot, which would have made it harder to overturn in the future, but the cost of doing so dissuaded his colleagues.

The ousted member of the local Republican Party’s central committee is going down swinging, CityBeat reports.

The city of San Diego and the Unified Port of San Diego need to come together to approve a land deal that would allow the city’s Convention Center to expand, the U-T editorializes.

Councilman Kevin Faulconer talks (no) new revenue, the Chargers and homelessness with the U-T.

City political candidates should be able to spend what they want, U-T columnist Michael Stetz says, but it doesn’t mean they’ll win.

Our Fact Check blog rules Councilwoman Marti Emerald “true” for her statement on how much individual water meters in apartments will increase conservation. We’re also recruiting fact checkers from the public. Check it out.

In other news around San Diego County, Vista is borrowing more than $100 million over the next five years to redevelop its downtown. Carlsbad considered ways to lower its pension costs, including increasing employee contributions to the plan.


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