The Morning Report
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Good morning from Hillcrest.
- We’ll lead off with the on-again, off-again campaign of Democratic San Diego Unified school board member Shelia Jackson for county supervisor. It is apparently on again. She pulled papers to run against 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts on Friday in a district composed of San Diego’s urban core. Jackson is Roberts’ lone opponent with the filing deadline this week.
- Bonds for Qualcomm Stadium are part of a massive $185 million refinancing effort that City Council will discuss on Tuesday. The Reader says there are lots of questions about the deal.
- Democratic state Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña is trying to end public subsidies for NFL stadiums until the league ends its policy of blacking out games on television that don’t sell out.
- U-T columnist Logan Jenkins has a solution for unceasing criticism surrounding San Diego County’s $10 million supervisors’ slush fund program: End it.
- If the county supervisors are looking for ways to use that $10 million, the fate of a river park, which had its funding axed by the city of San Diego last fall, is not a bad idea, the U-T editorializes.
- Watch out for the budget axe again says the U-T’s editorial page, following our story last week that showed the city’s current budget gap had reached $30 million to $60 million.
- Pension debt continues to be the top expense for local municipal governments, the U-T editorializes.
- There’s no challenger against San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis in sight with the filing date looming. The U-T breaks down some of the reasons why.
- A popular North Park eatery will not face legal action from the City Attorney’s Office for its automatic tipping charge as the city had threatened.
- This week San Diego City Council also will discuss water metering for new apartment units. Our own Rob Davis covered this issue last month.
- Our weekly Fact Check TV takes on San Diego Council President Ben Hueso and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ Robin Leach, who also is a Chinese food fan.
- El Cajon should say no to $4.3 million in redevelopment money to revive a performing arts center, the U-T editorializes.
— LIAM DILLON