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These were the most-read stories for the week of March 25-31.

1. The City Attorney’s Seven Biggest Letdowns 

The city has seen big projects fall apart, doled out settlements and failed to foresee some long-term legal liabilities.

2. City Takes Steps Toward a Sidewalk Study 

For the first time, San Diego is considering a comprehensive study of its 5,000 miles of sidewalks.

3. Why One Union Is Fighting Pension Reform 

After working with the mayor over the years, the union was offended he wouldn’t talk to them.

4. 5 Big Questions After the TMD Vote 

The City Council approved a resolution to force Mayor Bob Filner to sign a Tourism Marketing District operating agreement. So now what?

5. Cole, Crenshaw Advance in District 4 

The race to decide District 4’s next council member heads to a runoff. Dwayne Crenshaw held off Barry Pollard for a spot against Myrtle Cole.

6. In SD Unified’s Rush to Sell Land, Taxpayers Could Lose Millions 

As it scrambles to sell off assets to close its budget deficit, the county’s largest school district is crafting poor deals and botching great ones, local real estate experts say.

7. The Mayor’s Hazy Marijuana Tax 

It’s a cornerstone of his proposed regulation for the drug, but nobody knows how it would work.

8. Auditor Wants City to Pay His Attorney Fees 

The nine-month, $120,000 inquiry into claims against City Auditor Eduardo Luna should come to a close Thursday. Luna wants the city to pay his attorney fees.

9. What the Tourism Authority (ConVis) Actually Does 

If the Tourism Authority lays off 85 of its 100 staff members, what will San Diego lose?

10. Fewer Bodies in Beds: Fact Check 

A Tourism Authority official claimed hotel occupancy dropped in San Diego solely due to a canceled advertising campaign in the midst a fight over tourism marketing dollars.

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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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