The Morning Report
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These were the top stories for the week of April 4 – 10, 2011.
U.S. Census figures show Mission Valley as having one of the highest residential vacancy rates in the city. But real estate consultants, analysts and developers are convinced the numbers are wrong for the still-growing community.
The school district cited a range of problems at the schools, from violating open meetings laws to improperly seating new charter board members.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders wanted to save $10 million a year by selling the city’s stake in Miramar Landfill. It cost $500,000 to find out no one wanted to buy it.
Are we nearing the climax of a nine-year drama about city pensions or just debating symbols?
The mayor and other city leaders agreed to a ballot measure to address the pension problem that’s dominated San Diego politics for a decade. Here’s what you need to know about it.
We hit the buses, bikes and freeways to explain the massive transportation plan under construction right now.
Statement: “We laid off 17 percent of the workforce in San Diego,” Mayor Jerry Sanders said during a March 23 appearance on the PBS television program, The Charlie Rose Show. Determination: False.
San Diego Unified is taking a more aggressive approach to regulating charters, setting stiffer rules for new schools. The school board says it’s increasing accountability. Charters dub it micromanagement.
If state legislators cut below the minimum funding for schools, San Diego Unified could be stuck closing schools or selling property.
Statement: Exactly 1,307,402 people resided in San Diego on April 1, 2010, according to the official population totals released by the U.S. Census Bureau in March. Determination: False