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Good morning from Hillcrest.
- We’ll lead off today with news that San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price failed to report receiving complementary tickets to the San Diego Opera and Old Globe Theater, two organizations she’s given millions to in county grant money. Slater-Price’s office said she planned to amend her financial disclosure forms, but state watchdogs said she could expect to receive a fine.
- San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and one of her top deputies spoke at length yesterday on KPBS about her recent practice of challenging cases assigned to certain judges who have been critical of prosecutors. She would not describe her challenges as “boycotts.”
- The city of San Diego’s revenues are projected to be down $60 million from the start of the year, I report, resulting in another budget gap.
- The city’s website has a graphic that shows a steady decrease in crime. It’s conceptual, says Mayor Jerry Sanders’ Office. It’s misleading, says our Fact Check blog.
- San Diego County elected officials and managers will not receive pay raises via a county supervisors vote today, as had been previously reported.
- In election news, County Treasurer Dan McAllister will be facing a challenge from the county retirement system’s internal auditor. And Assessor David Butler announced he would seek re-election via the county’s e-mail system.
- A county decision not to place a ban on pro-union work rules on the ballot received praise from the U-T’s editorial board as a money saver.
- In Escondido, deeper budget cuts may be necessary to get all five council members on board.
— LIAM DILLON