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This week on the podcast, Andrew Keatts and I grappled with the news that the Chargers’ vision for a new convadium downtown now includes “the region’s first diversity-focused start-up incubator and accelerator.”
That’s right, the convadium is now the “innovadium.”
We may or may not have come up with other things they might try to include in the project as we hit the home stretch to Election Day.
We also discussed Keatts’ boffo story this week that SANDAG’s projections about how much money a previous tax increase would generate are coming out wildly inaccurate, threatening some of the transportation projects the agency has pledged to voters. The same forecasting assumptions are being used to project that Measure A, a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot, will generate $18 billion in revenue for use on transportation and open-space projects.
That number is now highly questionable after Keatts’ reporting.
Finally, we also had Mason Herron on the show. The East County political consultant pulls together a daily report in the days leading up to Election Day on how early voting is proceeding. He had some interesting insights and pointed out this portal, where you can see just how early voting is going in San Diego and other parts of California.