It’s Pride Weekend in San Diego.
Our contributor Randy Dotinga dove into some census information to draw up where gay households live throughout the county and why it matters.
For something, where gay citizens and families are clustered “affects politics– the heavy LGBT existence in San Diego’s Council District 3 gives the gay community a larger voice in city politics,” Dotinga composes. For another, “gay location likewise reflects the progress– or lack of it– that the LGBT community is making in American society.”
Not all gay families live in Hillcrest, the information explains. When it pertains to lesbian couples, “The hottest spots … are the gay-friendly Mid-City San Diego ZIP codes of 92116 (Typical Heights), 92103 (Hillcrest) and 92104 (North Park) and 91901 (the East County town of Alpine). The census approximates that a bit more than 1 percent of homes in all these ZIP codes are unmarried same-sex female couples.” For gay couples, Hillcrest is where lots of live, along with the neighboring communities of North Park and Bankers Hill.
– Assemblyman Todd Gloria discussed real estate policy, homelessness and Pride Weekend in an interview with CBS 8.
Airbnb Exec Pertains to the Podcast Studio
Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of International Policy is the visitor today on the Voice of San Diego podcast. He spent all of Thursday talking with San Diego City Councilmembers about the future of short-term trip leasings.
We Stand Up for You. Will You Stand Up for Us?
San Diego is immobilized on the problem today. The city lawyer chose all getaway rentals are unlawful. It was an effort that, she yielded, was suggested spur the mayor and Council to come to a compromise on the problem. But the mayor decided not to impose the ban and no step has actually stepped forward ever since.
So either individuals who are renting their entire homes are blatantly breaking the law and the city is defenseless to do anything about it or the city attorney’s word on the matter has no significance.
Lehane informed our Scott Lewis that there appears to be broad consensus the city has to step up enforcement of “celebration houses.” Also council members seem to largely concur individuals must have the ability to rent spaces of the houses they live in. After that, there’s a huge gulf about exactly what to do with those who rent their entire houses as irreversible financial investments. Lewis pressed him on community concerns and they talked about what other cities have done.
Lewis and Andy Keatts also discussed the current SANDAG shoe to drop.
Sacramento Report: Authorities Accountability Efforts Progress — Slowly
In the Sacramento Report, I checked out two of San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s efforts to rein in authorities misconduct: Her bill to reform the notorious state gang database, and the execution of a law passed in 2015 needing police to collect data on who they stopped.
– Another big piece of state news: The Legislature will likely be deciding Monday whether to restore cap-and-trade, the state’s landmark environment change-fighting program. Gov. Jerry Brown is advising legislators to vote yes, and stated the stakes could not be higher: ” This is the most crucial vote of your life,” he alerted them, inning accordance with the Associated Press.
Assemblyman Randy Voepel, who represents East County, wrote on Twitter that he’s voting no, which truly isn’t much of a surprise provided his, uh, intriguing views on climate change.
– Brown also declined the parole of Jesus Cecena, the male who, at age 17 in 1978, killed San Diego policeman Archie Buggs.
Quick News Hits
– Given that revealing his campaign for county manager earlier today, Nathan Fletcher has actually been progressively presenting endorsements. The latest one is from SEIU Local 221, which represents county workers. The union comprised its mind quite rapidly. It stated on its Facebook page that it was speaking with all the candidates on Thursday night.
– San Diego Unified School District lost its urgent bid to obtain a judge to stop the College Board from revoking hundreds of Scripps Cattle ranch High School Advanced Positioning tests. The Board had identified the district administered the tests incorrectly and students would need to take them. The judge would not agree to a temporary restraining order to stop that.
– Here’s a pic of Reggie Bush and Mercedes Lewis at Bush’s Helix High football training camp, due to the fact that this is what takes place when I’m in charge of the Early morning Report.
Top Stories of the Week
These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of July 7-14. For the full top 10 list, click on this link.
1. San Diego Unified Has an Overwhelming List of Issues, and the District Needs to Lean Into Them
San Diego Unified, under Superintendent Cindy Marten, has actually been obsessed not with repairing its issues however with denying they exist. (Scott Lewis).
2. SANDAG Misinformed Citizens on 2004 Tax Procedure, Revealing Pattern of Deception Goes Back at Least 13 Years.
SANDAG understood a year prior to the 2004 election that TransNet wouldn’t gather $14 billion, however it didn’t tell citizens. This is now the third instance in which SANDAG either intentionally overstated what does it cost? loan it could collect to pay for transportation tasks, or downplayed what does it cost? tasks would cost to complete. (Andrew Keatts).
3. Satisfy the general public Defender Who Wants to Be San Diego’s Leading Prosecutor.
Public protector Geneviéve Jones-Wright, in her profession history and viewpoint, would change instructions from the law-and-order, tough-on-crime state of mind that has dominated district lawyer races not just in San Diego, however around the country. (Andrew Keatts).
4. City States Plaza de Panama Overhaul Is Moving Forward, However Opponents Are Digging in.
The plan to transform Balboa Park’s core was expected to start this fall, however is now set for March 2018. The city insists it will occur, yet challengers are simply as positive in their efforts to ward off the plan. (Lisa Halverstadt).
5. San Diego Might Provide Cheaper, Greener Energy Than SDG&E, Study Reveals.
Anger constructs over Chinese Historic Museum director’s ouster, next-door neighbors aren’t fans of the Observatory North Park, Suzie’s Farm calls it stops and more in our weekly roundup of the area’s arts and culture news. ( Ry Rivard).
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