Good morning from Point Loma.
- We’ll lead off the morning with my colleague Rob Davis’ piece showing that city of San Diego water ratepayers are subsidizing golf courses, businesses and others who buy recycled water from the city. The city loses $10.6 million annually from producing recycled water and hasn’t raised rates since 2001.
- Speaking of water, costs for storm water collection are continuing to rise as anti-pollution measures aren’t working well enough.
- Councilman Carl DeMaio repeated an error Mayor Jerry Sanders made earlier this year on savings from outsourcing a portion of the city’s information technology services. City Council is expected to vote on that deal today.
- With the Convention Center expansion continuing to move forward, our own Scott Lewis says it’s time to have a conversation about the city’s priorities and the ways $753 million — the projected cost for the expansion — could be spent.
- Rent from San Diego State for using Qualcomm Stadium for football came in less than projected, but unlike past years the city didn’t lose money.
- Highly recommended in other stadium news is this breakdown of costs for a proposed new facility in Santa Clara for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Legal fees for tossed pension cases have cost taxpayers at least $1.75 million, the U-T reports.
- The U-T’s editorial board wonders if the city should be paying less to its pension system and decried the spectacle of City Councilwoman Marti Emerald’s case before the Ethics Commission.
— LIAM DILLON