The Issue

With competing ideas circulating for fixing the city’s financial problems, Mayor Jerry Sanders has shied from the public debate.

What It Means

This November’s election may be the last opportunity for the mayor to leave his stamp on fixing the city’s money troubles — a problem he was elected in 2005 to solve.

The Bigger Picture

The City Council this week will discuss putting a sales tax increase on the November ballot, an idea Sanders first floated. Last week’s death of a toddler in Mira Mesa has cast a pall over that discussion.

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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