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Here are some readers’ recent thoughts on the issues:
Are San Diego City issues that clearly divided into Republican and Democratic categories? Maybe I am just being naive, but I have believed that many, if not most, issues that come before our City Council are not truly partisan at all. I guess that this really matters on issues where the labor unions take an interest. Whither goest the unions go the Dems, but aside from those huge issues, does party affiliation really matter?
The city has a problem paying for pensions because the business cycle was not as predicted. The risk of miscalculation is even greater for nearly all employees if they are managing their own retirement funds. The solution of transferring the risk to the individual employee saves the city money in the near term but the loss potential and risk can be calamity for individuals. And the city can spread out its loses in the long term against the upswing in the economy as long as it does not decrease income when times are better.
Cut down on the alcohol in Pacific Beach. Used to be a family town — but has become a kids’ party town. Too much booze!
We need to extend Tierrasanta Boulevard down to Mission Gorge Road connecting to Princess View Drive to avoid out-of-direction traffic and ease the traffic on Mission Gorge Road in the Grantville area and on the 52. Are they going to do it? When are they going to do it? That project waited for too many decades. You can’t worry about the people who oppose it. Also Clairemont Mesa Boulevard extended to Jackson Drive, and Jackson Drive extended to 52 has not been done either. Will they get done and when? I am excited to get what I wrote answered.
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