Its definition is rough but essentially aims to label a persistent problem in local government that should be solvable but has stuck around due to lack of vision or leadership. Think vacation rentals, the Convention Center expansion or scooters.
Now, as mayor, Gloria joins podcast hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby to discuss these very regionally-specific obstacles. He came prepped with a list of his top-five San Diego Specials. On the show, we compare. And together we try to assess why these problems have persisted, what should be done about them and how any San Diego Special ever gets solved.