Good morning from Hillcrest.
- We’ll lead the day with my story on the city of San Diego’s central library. It’s now closed Saturdays, which surprised those who showed up over the weekend. The Mayor’s Office promises that library budgets are done being slashed.
- A long-awaited overhaul to the city’s two nonprofit redevelopment agencies passed City Council yesterday and gave the city more authority. Scandals rocked both agencies in 2008. Mayor Jerry Sanders had urged approval earlier in the day.
- A brouhaha down in Chula Vista led to the ousting of former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock as a moderator in a city election forum.
- San Diego’s Audit Committee passed numerous changes to a city program that incentivizes cost savings in the city’s water and wastewater departments after an audit showed savings were overstated.
- The U-T’s editorial board argues in favor of tighter medical marijuana restrictions.
- And in Escondido, sales tax revenues are flattening after plummeting between 16 and 23 percent in the previous four quarters.
— LIAM DILLON