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Check out the latest mixtape of interesting stories about San Diego or relating to civic issues.
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Here are this week’s picks:
• Keegan Kyle, news reporter, on “SDPD audits citations after ticket-fixing case“:
Kristina Davis from U-T San Diego reports that the Police Department will conduct an audit of tickets in the wake of a ticket-fixing scandal.
A good read with a historical background about ticket-fixing in San Diego, how police detect it and why systems are susceptible to abuse.
• Liam Dillon, City Hall reporter, tweeted about “Will state agencies derail local pension reforms?“:
Good summary of state impacts on local pension measures in SD, SJ. bit.ly/wzFWh5
— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) March 8, 2012
• Andrew Donohue, editor, on “First Look at Nathan Fletcher’s Bike Plan Policy“:
I’m a big fan of biking myself so I was curious to see the details in perspective and whether the local bike maven thought Fletcher’s plan was genuine. Looks like he passed her test.
• Sandy Coronilla, investigative intern, on “Transparency measures slow to move in Congress“:
Sunshine Week 2012 kicks off this Sunday! This story discusses the status of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, an ethics bill aimed at prohibiting members of Congress from using nonpublic information acquired from their official positions for their own personal benefit. Everyone should care about government transparency and freedom of information. Let the sun shine in, San Diego!
• Me on “How to Create a Job“:
With my colleague Liam Dillon’s stories on the mayoral candidates’ job creation plans on the brain, I ended up listening to this fascinating podcast from This American Life and Planet Money from last year. Here’s the audio and a transcript.
Dagny Salas is the web editor at voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.550.5669.
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