Mere months before the end of his term, San Diego Unified school board vice president Scott Barnett has a few choice words for the district.

But that’s what we’ve come to expect from the board’s most outspoken member. In recent months, we’ve heard him rail against board president Kevin Beiser, school land sales, fiscal insolvency and more. This week, Barnett joined me and VOSD Radio co-hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts to talk about what Cindy Marten is doing right as superintendent, why the budget feels like Groundhog Day and how his self-described ranting and raving might be paying off.

Download the episode below, on Stitcher or iTunes. While you’re there, leave us a review. We’re thrilled to get feedback.

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Show Notes

• Here’s the 1981 free agent report for baseball legend Tony Gwynn, who died Monday. The kicker: “Could be a good hitter some day.”

• This week’s fact check gave Councilwoman Marti Emerald a False for her claim about pricey living in San Diego. You can check the study her office said she was referencing here.

• SDG&E is our Goat of the Week after promising electric car-owners lower rates through the end of the year, and then surprising them with bills twice the old rate.

• June 30 is the deadline for this year’s Idea Tournament. Got an idea to make San Diego better? You could win a $2,500 grant to help make it happen. Get the details here.

Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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