Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off today with Convention Center news. It will take one more month before Unified Port of San Diego officials will weigh in on a land deal that would eliminate one major hurdle for the city to expand the existing center. An official from San Diego’s highest-profile convention, Comic-Con, said a decision on expansion will not be the determining factor on if it leaves town. Comic-Con has received bids from Anaheim and now Los Angeles, too.
  • The Chargers remain the most likely team to move to Los Angeles, the L.A. Times football writer reports, since the team has the fewest legal impediments to get out of its current contract. But the hurdles to an L.A. deal remain formidable.
  • San Diego voters are guaranteed a choice on a new City Hall building, as four City Council members committed to a public vote on the project, most likely in November. Councilman Kevin Faulconer was the swing vote.
  • The city’s plan to outsource some of its information technology services did not go to the lowest outside bidder and that bidder intended to keep all the I.T. jobs local, the Union-Tribune reports. The city decided on an L.A.-area company, which cost $30,000 more, because it believed it could better handle the work.
  • A city ordinance designed to promote local jobs passed a council committee hearing yesterday.
  • Expect more from me on Twitter about statewide and national coverage of issues that are of current interest to San Diegans, like city budgets, football stadiums, municipal bankruptcy and convention centers. Here’s my Twitter feed:
  • The Chargers are still using a number we called “misleading” in a Fact Check we did last week.
  • Half a billion dollars in new wastewater piping and other infrastructure has made a big difference in reducing the city’s sewer spills.


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