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Good morning from Hillcrest.
- Leading off: The deal that gives San Diego control over the land the city needs to expand its Convention Center. We write that the $13.5 million land deal paid for by the Convention Center Corp. now leads to the big question about financing. Also we addressed the deal’s structure earlier in the day.
- The U-T’s take on the deal includes quotations from Comic-Con representatives, who are considering leaving the city. One other note: The U-T references a port district appraisal on the land that we wrote about on Friday, but says the land was appraised as if it were a “parking lot.” The appraisal was for the land’s highest and best use, a 250-room hotel.
- Voters in Poway should reject a recall attempt on embattled City Councilwoman Betty Rexford, says the North County Times editorial page.
- San Diego Councilwoman Donna Frye explains her take on the city’s form of government and why she filed — and won — a lawsuit to change ballot language that would make the strong-mayor system permanent.
- The Coastal Commission and the Unified Port of San Diego should continue working on a deal for the North Embarcadero, the U-T editorializes.
— LIAM DILLON