The Issue

The tragic death of a toddler Tuesday night turned political Wednesday when budget cuts contributed to the city Fire Department’s slow response.

What’s At Stake

City leaders are facing an Aug. 6 deadline to place measures on the November ballot to help close another budget gap.

What’s Next

On Wednesday, a council committee forwarded to the full council a half-cent sales tax increase, sold as a way to preserve public safety, and a series of other revenue generating measures.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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