Jobs have taken center stage in the San Diego mayoral race. And the Unified Port of San Diego looms large in both Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner’s plans to expand commerce and create jobs.

In this week’s edition of San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia and I talk about the candidates’ port plans and the hurdles in their way.

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A few notes. At one point, we reference U-T San Diego publisher Doug Manchester, but pictured on screen is the newspaper’s CEO John Lynch.

Filner also put some of his port ideas in writing this week. The plan says he wants to create 6,000 jobs in the maritime and green-energy sectors.

If you want to go more in-depth about port commerce and the mayor’s race, check out our feature story from last month.

Liam Dillon is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He covers San Diego City Hall, the 2012 mayor’s race and big building projects. What should he write about next?

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