In a special interview from our San Diego 101 series, Maya Srikrishan interviews VOSD Podcast host Scott Lewis about San Diego politics — what’s happened since 2004 when he started covering the region as a journalist and how local politics has arrived at its current state.
It’s hard to overstate how big of a deal, historically, it is that Measure B passed in the city of San Diego. For actual decades we have seen and moderated countless public discussions about the city’s finances where someone would say “the city needs new money.” And someone else would say “where would you get […]
Some key races are a lot more interesting after the county registrar of voters updated the latest count of ballots.
Jen Campbell woke up Wednesday morning a comfortable 10 percentage points ahead of Linda Lukacs in the latest vote counts.
San Diego used to have a neutral ground to witness the most basic function of a representative democracy. Golden Hall is now a homeless shelter and Election Central’s not happening. It may never again.
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The San Diego Association of Governments has a lot riding on the outcome of the Chula Vista mayoral race. Next board chair? Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Democrat running for the seat against Republican John McCann, nodded to the stakes at a Voice of San Diego debate last month, when he suggested that if he won, he […]
Twitter users roasted one of the opponents of Measure C – the initiative that would eliminate the height limit for buildings in the Midway area – after he compared their plight to the Holocaust. The setup: Thursday, opponents of Measure C rallied at the Pacific Beach site of the 12-story Capri by the Sea building, […]
One of the fiercest debates at Politifest this year featured the two candidates for the obscure office of county assessor/recorder/clerk. Jordan Marks, a Republican, who works in the office now as taxpayer advocate and former City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, a Democrat, who ran for mayor in 2020, had some intense criticisms for each other, their […]
If Alejandra Sotelo-Solis wins re-election as National City mayor, it won’t be because things have been easy for her. She lost the support of many labor unions. (Not the firefighters! As she’ll point out.) She lost the Democratic Party. And this week she faced perhaps the most personal setback among setbacks when her longtime ally, […]