All week San Diegans have been waiting to hear the information of a strategy expected from Dad Joe’s Town that would be a substantial effort to alter the direction of homelessness in San Diego. On Thursday, information of the plan were announced, to the tune of $531 million in financial investments to add 2,000 systems of affordable real estate to San Diego.
Lisa Halverstadt reports the plan is strong, needing significant financial investment from both the public and economic sectors, not to point out the political will to push through building strategies that typically get bogged down in the regular process. And it’s a modification of technique for Dad Joe’s itself, which typically focus on shelters and services. “Current leaders at Dad Joe’s have actually become persuaded they must concentrate on permanent real estate,” Halverstadt reports.
– The Union-Tribune breaks down a few of the varieties of the proposition, like 760 new units and 1,240 units at 17 hotels and motels.
Unions Mum on Energy Overhaul
As San Diego mulls the possibility of taking over the task of purchasing the region’s power, a job it would remove from San Diego Gas and Electric, Ry Rivard mentions how regional labor unions have actually up until now kept quiet about whether they support the strategy. There are two chapters of the electrical worker labor union in San Diego, one of them is comprised of SDG&E workers. They state they are working on formalizing their positions.
It might go two ways, Rivard writes. “If San Diego unions followed the path of Bay Area unions, labor here might send a letter saying there wasn’t a ‘snowball’s possibility in hell’ of labor’s cooperation.” However plans to do this exact same thing in other cities haven’t always met labor resistance. In Los Angeles, the local union welcomed the effort for its concentrate on local power generation and jobs.
– In related news, SDG&E’s parent business Sempra made $7 billion in earnings and paid no taxes from 2008 to 2015, and in fact received $34 million back from the government. (Union-Tribune).
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SANDAG Leaders on Responsibility.
Now that state assemblymembers have started discussing a proposition to overhaul the way SANDAG works, board members of that firm are arguing such proposals need to start at the regional level, not from state required. Andrew Keatts chose to sign in on all the questions, concerns and ideas for enhancement SANDAG board members expressed at a recent meeting where it was exposed the firm had actually overshot projections to the tune of billions.
Spoiler alert: I hope you like the sound of crickets.
– If SANDAG has any money, something it may choose to do is set up a pedestrian and bicycle “tube” on to the Coronado Bay Bridge. (NBC 7).
School Water Contamination Just Getting Started.
With all the high innovation we are tossing at our schools nowadays, none can be found in more handy in discovering the presence of contaminants in one school’s water than a good old made pet dog and his reliable nose. Served water from the tap in the class at San Diego Cooperative Charter School, the pooch decreased. That’s when the teacher noticed something strange about the water.
Tests exposed numerous concerns with the schools water, not the least of which was the presence of too much lead.
Mario Koran and Ry Rivard round up everything we understand about poisonous levels of lead at the campus, which is also home to Emerson-Bandini Elementary School. “Authorities are triggering to check every school in the district,” they compose. Unlike residences, schools’ water supplies do not need to be regularly checked, so the exactly what the results of the screening will be is anyone’s guess.
Soccer City: San Diego Explained.
The battle for Qualcomm Arena and its land is back in the spotlight now that a group connected with Major League Soccer is relocating to get a proposal in front of voters for approval to build a stadium and a home entertainment district. They’ve got one big issue right now, though: San Diego State University isn’t really expressing assistance for the strategy being proposed, but instead its leaders are saying they could do a job by themselves. Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Monica Dean teamed up to show exactly what’s decreasing at the Q in our most recent San Diego Explained.
San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey tweeted that he had no opinion on the task as an entire but he did believe it must go to a public vote.
– The San Diego Reader has a look at who is moneying costly advantages for Mayor Faulconer’s staff, like a personal jet and limo for his leading homeless advisor Stacie Spector.
– You can now purchase some of your trolley, bus and train tickets on your mobile phone. (KPBS).
– Poway Unified is going into mediation in their conflict with former Superintendent John Collins over allegations he took inappropriate payments. (Union-Tribune).
– The California State Teachers Retirement System “has about 63.7 percent of the assets it has to pay the benefits it owes,” a $97 billion gap, the Sacremento Bee reports.
– In November, voters approved a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes. In April, smokers will begin paying up. (KPBS).
– Police tools that keep an eye on whole communities reveal how just one in 4 shootings are reported to police. (Union-Tribune).
– A San Diego judge has actually signaled approval for the settlement reached in the current claims including Trump University. (New York Times).
Seth Hall is a regional author and technologist. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter: @loteck.
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Seth Hall is a regional author and technologist. You can reach him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter: @loteck.