Good morning from Point Loma.

The city of San Diego’s southeastern redevelopment agency wants to escape its financial problems by getting bigger. The Southeastern Economic Development Corp. is working on plans to merge redevelopment activities in its four neighborhoods as well as expanding its boundaries to the Greater Logan Heights.

One of the bigger elections next month is the decision to make the city’s “strong mayor” form of government permanent. The U-T takes a look at the history of the strong mayor experiment and the impact of a potential new City Council seat. The paper also runs a pro and con on strong mayor from Councilman Kevin Faulconer and League of Women Voters co-president Norma Damashek.

Our own Scott Lewis examines the city’s practice of borrowing to repave roads.

The race against San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts hinges on Roberts’ record on social services, the U-T reports. The U-T’s editorial page endorsed Roberts, but declined to make an endorsement in the other supervisor race, Bill Horn’s District 5.

Opponents of Sheriff Bill Gore call into question his local law enforcement experience. U-T columnist Michael Stetz writes that Gore counters by saying he’s killed someone in the line of duty.

A ballot proposition in Chula Vista affecting the city’s union-hiring rules, comes down to the ballot language’s reach, the U-T reports.

— LIAM DILLON

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