Teens in City Heights are serious about their concerns: This week, some teens presented to the candidates for the District 9 City Council seat a set of pledges they hoped the candidates would sign at a forum, reports Speak City Heights.

Mateo Camarillo and Marti Emerald both signed, agreeing to increase job prospects for young people in the community, among other things. Miss the forum? Check out Speak City Heights’ tweets from the event, which was co-moderated by VOSD editor Andrew Donohue, and some raw video, too.

KPBS spoke with Emerald and Camarillo this week about their top priorities (more money for police and infrastructure are among them). Watch the video here.

If you still want more on District 9, check out our recent video explainer on the issues and the candidates.

You’re reading our roundup of news from Speak City Heights, a collaboration between KPBS, The AjA Project, Media Arts Center San Diego and us.

Here are the rest of this week’s stories:

• The District 9 seat isn’t the only one up for grabs on Election Day in less than two weeks. There’s also the race to fill San Diego Unified trustee Shelia Jackson’s seat. Find out what the candidates running to replace her (Bill Ponder and Marne Foster) say about big issues with VOSD’s scorecard.

• City Heights residents clamored for better transit choices at a recent forum. Read about how officials responded.

• In the Twitter news roundup this week: Whether the term “minorities” should still be used, a look at elections across the Southwest and scholarships for City Heights students.

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Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at dagny.salas@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

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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