Good morning from Hillcrest.
- San Diego County supervisors took their first look at a new $4.86 billion budget that includes 600 job cuts. The supervisors resisted calls to use their $700 million in reserves, the North County Times reports. Included in the budget proposal are major changes to the county’s media relations department.
- The county needs 14 more fire stations than it has now and more consolidation, according to a new study. The U-T takes a closer look.
- I do a mini Q&A answering more of your questions on the downtown schoobrary. We take on parking, library usage and sex offenders.
- A hearing in the city of San Diego’s new pension lawsuit won’t happen until after its pension bill is due. That’s not a problem, according to the City Attorney’s Office.
- A CityBeat profile of District 8 City Council candidate David Alvarez focuses on his upbringing and evaluates his chances against two better-known names.
- We Fact Check county Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts. One was right; one was wrong.
- City Councilwoman Donna Frye said the city should make its temporary water conservation restrictions permanent, a proposal unlike any other in the region, the U-T reports.
— LIAM DILLON