Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • San Diego City Council last night asked Mayor Jerry Sanders to use his authority and place a rope barrier to protect a seal colony in La Jolla. The council’s plan also includes seeking a permit for a year-round rope barrier and a host of other regulatory measures that could end a decade-long dispute over the seal’s fate.
  • To follow up on my report from last week, I examine how long it takes the city to make street repairs and how to keep contractors off roads it just fixed. And let me say thank you for the street repairs now starting in my neighborhood. 
  • The city’s budget increased by $3.3 million in a revision released late Friday, but no more cuts are needed, the Mayor’s Office says.
  • Development of the Chula Vista bay front could take a major step forward today when the Unified Port of San Diego considers the bay front’s environmental report
  • San Diego County is not taking much from reserves to stave off some of its budget cuts. KPBS asks why.
  • The San Diego County civil grand jury issued a report on homelessness in the region. A key finding: It’s more costly not to house the homeless, CityBeat writes.
  • San Diego City Council should not increase its regulatory authority over the downtown redevelopment agency, the U-T editorializes.
  • The newspaper also endorses Cheryl Cox for Chula Vista mayor.

— LIAM DILLON

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