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These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of Apr. 16-Apr. 22.
1. Your Speeding Ticket Might Not Be Enforceable
Attorney Coleen Cusack wants the city to conduct valid traffic surveys. If a traffic survey is more than 10 years old, the speed limit on that portion of road is considered unenforceable under state law — but most people don’t know that. (Kelly Davis)
2. Opinion: Do Your Homework Before Dismissing Your Neighborhood School
Parents should move past perception and really study their neighborhood schools before bypassing them. (Sandy Weiner-Mattson)
3. The Man Who Shaped the Workers’ Revolution at San Diego Unified
To Richard Barrera, organized labor and the school district do not have different agendas. He believes the labor movement is a comprehensive solution to the problems that face the district – and society. He’s had major impact across San Diego implementing that vision. (Mario Koran and Ashly McGlone)
4. City Planners Mull How to Regulate Microbreweries in New North Park Plan
No one seems to have known back in the 1980s, when its community plan was last updated, that North Park would become a hub for microbreweries and other small-batch creators. Planners are working to incorporate a zoning change in the new update that would accommodate future businesses. (Jennifer McEntee)
5. Opinion: Digs Like Goldsmith’s Are Why People Hate Politics
With his remarks introducing Ted Cruz last week, Jan Goldsmith harmed the office of city attorney and by extension our city by engaging in partisan politics of the worst kind. (Rafael Castellanos)
6. Faulconer to Chargers: Where Does the Stadium End and Convention Center Begin?
In a letter to the Chargers Friday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he needs to see the design of the proposed stadium-convention center the Chargers want to build downtown. Without seeing the facility’s design, he wrote, it’s impossible to know how much the city will spend running and taking care of it and how useful it will be as expanded convention center space. (Andrew Keatts)
7. Minimum Wage Hike Puts Nonprofits in an Awkward Position
Many nonprofits support wage hikes because they help the populations they serve but the increases can create challenges for the nonprofits themselves. (Lisa Halverstadt)
8. City Attorney Says He Didn’t Mean All Dems Don’t Believe in Freedom – Just Two
Last week City Attorney Jan Goldsmith dismissed Democrats as freedom-haters. Now the people running to replace Goldsmith are universally condemning him right back. (Scott Lewis)
9. Renters Grapple With a Changing Oceanside
Rents are rising in Oceanside, and long-time renters are feeling the pinch. They’re happy to see their neighborhood improve, but can’t help wondering for whom it’s improving. (Maya Srikrishnan)
10. City Attorney Says Dems Don’t Believe in Freedom or Security
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith unleashed his inner political fire this week. Also on the podcast: Mary Walshok on the city’s leadership vacuum. (Scott Lewis)