Good morning from Hillcrest.
- We’ll lead off with San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price apologizing for her failure to disclose free tickets she received from art organizations. Slater-Price has steered $3 million in county grant money to the organizations in the last seven years. We learn in the same North County Times story that the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is calling for the suspension of the county’s community grant program.
- California Attorney General, and now gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Brown has issued an opinion stating flat automobile allowances for local government officials are OK. City of San Diego officials ended flat allowances last June, though some are collecting mileage reimbursements.
- The city’s independent financial watchdog says the city has made major progress since its previous bond disclosure scandals, but needs stronger safeguards over its financial reporting.
- The county’s nonunion workforce received a 2 percent pay hike yesterday.
- CityBeat Editor Dave Rolland wants to know who thinks it’s a good idea to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium site with a big government complex and river park. He likes the idea that someone has floated, but doesn’t find out who that someone is.
- The state has $138,000 of San Diego County money and $69,000 of city of San Diego money, CityBeat reports.
- And the U-T editorial page says no to an independent La Jolla.
— LIAM DILLON