Good morning from Hillcrest.
- A federal judge has dismissed the criminal case against five former San Diego pension officials related to the city’s past underfunding. Our own Andrew Donohue takes stock of all the major pension cases and finds there’s not much left.
- In other pension news, the city won a case that could have forced it to pay $177 million to its retirement system because of the past underfunding.
- The temporary closures of fire engines are slowing response times and increasing risk, the city’s fire chief told a City Council committee yesterday.
- A typically uneventful elected office –San Diego County assessor/record/clerk — has some election intrigue this time around.
- The city and its police union reached a tentative contract deal earlier this week and union members are holding a ratification vote on Friday.
- We Fact Check a City Council District 8 candidate on the city’s library services.
- It’s becoming clear that the city is trying to increase its pot of redevelopment dollars before it tackles a Chargers stadium.
- The Unified Port of San Diego really wants a hotel next to an expanded Convention Center, the U-T reports.
— LIAM DILLON