Good morning from Hillcrest. No Agenda yesterday, but a sick day turned into a work day.
- We’ll lead off with the news that the city of San Diego’s No. 2 financial leader, Nader Tirandazi, abruptly resigned this week, a month before the city’s budget is due. Tirandazi also played a large role in the implementation of the new citywide computer system and a push to outsource part of the city’s information technology services.
- San Diego County’s retirement system will seek competitive bids for private companies to oversee its $7.2 billion fund. That’s fine with outside investment consultant who recommended — and likely will bid — for the service.
In other county pension news, a federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit the retirement system filed to recoup an $85 million loss due to the collapse of a hedge fund.
- Local business leaders met with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders yesterday and discussed city regulations and preferences for local contractors.
- San Diego County supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn has collected endorsements from three high-profile Democrats.
— LIAM DILLON