The Chargers want to enhance taxes on hotel clients to help pay for a new stadium/convention center expansion downtown, and they debuted their plan the other day. You can read all 110 pages here.
The reception from local leaders had to do with as frigid as the group’s famous 1982 Freezer Championship game in Cincinnati.
All the prospects in the major City Council races explained they opposed it with most flat-out opposing any public funds for an arena.
The first out of the gate was Ray Ellis, the GOP City Council candidate for District 1. “We should put the concerns of our 1.4 million residents ahead of the interests of billionaires seeking taxpayer subsidies. I do not support using public cash for a Chargers arena,” stated Ray Ellis. His opponent, Democrat Barbara Bry, also opposes making use of public funds for a stadium.
Numerous of those we surveyed, including Bry, preserved support for the Citizens Plan, the hotel-tax boost that would also assist direct funds to a convention center addition in East Village. Supporters of it, including JMI Realty, have pictured the convention center campus providing a sort of structure for an arena.
However it appears like Bry and others wish to make sure not a dime of it supports an arena.
Assistance Nonprofit Journalism Today
– Scott Lewis described it as best he might on the sports radio (here on the Mighty 1090 and here on XTRA 1360).
– How many bus lawns does San Diego’s transit system require? There’s been a great deal of talk about how it needs a $100 million bus backyard. Now, as our Andrew Keatts reports, there’s a twist that some observers haven’t seen: MTS is speaking about a new bus backyard to handle growth, not a replacement for the one that’s taking up a desirable huge area downtown.
Keatts summarizes a spokesman as stating “this is all unrelated to whether the agency also needs to move its downtown bus yard in order to accommodate a brand-new convention center-stadium project.”.
– Oooo, snap! The NY Times responded to the NFL’s demand for a short article retraction with a legendary burn.
In the story, the paper reported that “the N.F.L.’s concussion research study was far more flawed than previously known.” An allegedly full accounting of concussions actually omitted more than 100 diagnosed concussions, “including some extreme injuries to stars like quarterbacks Steve Young and Troy Aikman.”.
Can’t Get a Yes? Say Hi to an Annex.
A developer wishes to construct 550 luxury houses out by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, née the Wild Animal Park. The problem: It remains in an unincorporated location, and county zoning only permits 27 houses there. The prospective solution: Get the county from the picture.
How the heck do you do that? Become part of the city of Escondido. However that would require an annexation, our Maya Srikrishnan describes. There’s no assurance that it’s a slam dunk, and the development– “Safari Highlands Ranch”– is still in limbo.
Jury Clears Filner.
LA Times: “After pondering for a little bit more than two hours, a San Diego jury stated Wednesday that previous Mayor Bob Filner had actually pestered a longtime city parks staff member because of her gender, but found the harassment was neither severe nor pervasive.”.
The jury granted no damages..
Charged Teenagers in Riot Want Offer.
“Two teenagers accused of attacking a San Diego police officer during a riot at Lincoln High School last month are asking a judge to drop the charges,” 10News reports, in return for their avoiding of difficulty for 6 months. A prosecutor stays that’s fairly not likely.
The teenagers, who are not behind bars, As 10News notes, this is another case of authorities keeping the public from comprehending how cops do their task: “School surveillance video and police body cam video footage from the fight still has actually not been made public.”.
The Future of Pot Sales (and Nut Allergy Notifications).
Public radio’s KPCC is out with an useful Q&A about how things will alter (and not modification) if voters approve an initiative legalizing the recreational usage of cannabis. The measure isn’t really a go yet. However petitions are being gathered, and it could appear on the November ballot.
It won’t be nirvana, pot fans. Cities can still ban marijuana shops like they do now with medical pot dispensaries, and they ‘d be cash businesses since of federal restrictions on banking.
People still would not have the ability to smoke in public, a minimum of lawfully. Cannabis products would get tobacco-style labels, hopefully something like “Caution: you may shortly forget that you ever saw this warning,” and information about “whether the item was made in a facility that likewise processes nuts.”.
California Theatre: A Beauty or ‘Maladroit’?
Unlike cities like San Francisco and Oakland, San Diego has no wonderful 1920s film palace delegated intrigue movie fans. But we used to have them, including downtown’s California Theater, dubbed the “Cathedral of the Motion Picture” when it opened some 80 years ago. Now, it’s a blighted wreck, and designers wish to tear it down and develop something brand-new.
Not so immediately, preservationists say. The Reader has an upgrade on this brewing fight and notes a dissenting voice about the theater’s value. A designer’s report in 1990 describes the theater as “architecturally maladroit.” In other words, it ain’t no thing.
We last took a look at prepare for the theater building in 2015.
Correction: Saldaña’s No Dem.
– Mayoral candidate Lori Saldaña, a previous legislator, composed in to correct yesterday’s Early morning Report about her project’s bizarre attack on Mayor Faulconer. She’s not a “Democratic long shot,” however rather is unaffiliated with a political party. However, she acknowledged, she is indeed “a long shot.”.
Hmm. Previously today, her project issued its now-infamous “SLEAZE-GATE!” press release, which estimated her campaign manager as staying Faulconer’s project has “done their polling and they know that Lori can win this election.”.
– Also, yesterday’s Early morning Report connected to a CityBeat story that reported Councilman Todd Gloria’s office was mum on his governmental choices. Well, ends up that Gloria actually does have a favorite in the Democratic primary. Her name is Hillary Clinton.
Border Patrol Union Endorsement Is Trumptastic.
– The Border Patrol labor union has backed a presidential prospect who assures to build a bigger and better border wall, despite the fact that possibility– if even possible– would seem likely seem to put a great deal of officers out of work. (KPBS).
– “The household of a Mexican guy who died after he was stunned with a Taser and struck by U.S. Customs and Border Defense representatives has asked a global panel to think about whether his human rights were breached,” the L.A. Times reports. The man was eliminated at the San Ysidro border crossing.
Quick News Strikes: Open Wide, Wild Ones!
– The Sierra Nevada snowpack is near typical, which is good news on the dry spell front. However do not begin taking 30-minute showers right now. (AP).
– Two more dead parrots have been found in Point Loma, possible victims of the area’s serial parrot killer.
– More sand on our beaches (thanks to male) = less animals like clams, sand crabs and worms (thanks to guy), KPBS reports.
– You ever come across a new-fangled stoplight and wonder exactly what the heck you’re expected to do? If you understand the feeling, you may encounter it once again if you’re in Encinitas. (Reader).
– Wild animals (consisting of a couple local ones) yawn themselves silly in this collection of captivating pictures created by the L.A. Times. You will yawn too. Heck, I’ve yawned three times simply composing this. For as soon as, the Early morning Report is putting me to rest rather of you.
Also: Yawn, yawn, yawn. You’re (yawn) welcome. If this yawn-contagion experiment works, I’ll blog about itching in the next column and see if that gets you all to scratch.
Randy Dotinga is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego and nationwide president of the 1,200-member American Society of Reporters and Authors (asja.org). Please call him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/rdotinga.
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