Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • San Diego County is no longer requiring its outside welfare contractors to meet performance requirements to be paid, our own Kelly Bennett reports. Too many applications and record unemployment mean those standards must be modified, the county and contractors say.
  • I have so much Chargers stadium news for you it hurts. First, here’s a roundup of all the goings-on in the last week, like a retractable roof, the price tag and the role major developer AEG might play. Also, news stories and the Chargers have quoted a $17 million annual operating loss at Qualcomm Stadium from a Grand Jury report. They were quoting the wrong figure. Last, I was on KPBS yesterday morning talking about recent stadium discussions. 
  • The city of San Diego’s Ethics Commission is enforcing rules that could curb political party donations to City Council candidates. Local Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric said he wasn’t sure how the rules would affect a planned $20,000 donation to District 6 candidate Lorie Zapf. Speaking of Zapf, she was on 10News defending herself against a notice of default on her home. 
  • The California State Library praised the city of San Diego’s progress on the downtown schoobrary, saying it met needed benchmarks. Construction still must begin by Aug. 1 if the city wants to hold onto a $20 million state grant.
  • The city, however, is trying to plug budget holes with a $7.8 million deficit for this year. 
  • Last, here’s a link to our most recent Fact Check TV. Our Fact Checkers have a spiffy new desk.

— LIAM DILLON

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