Roundtable: Pension Initiative, Wings on Navy Pier, Vets Facing Difficulties
Friday, November 11, 2011
Aired 11/11/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
The city pension reform initiative has qualified for the ballot; the Midway Museum has proposed what they're calling an iconic sculpture and park for Navy Pier; and returning military face economic hurdles as veterans.
Watch Friday's show for Amita Sharma's roundtable with our guests.
Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV
A petition drive by backers of pension reform for city workers bore fruit this week when their initiative qualified for the June ballot. But would it solve San Diego's long-term financial problems? And will a proposed park featuring a permanent home for the Summer Pops and a sculpture the size of a skyscraper find a home at the end of Navy Pier? And on this Veterans Day, what are the issues facing our returning military as the U.S. presence abroad downsizes?
Scott Lewis, CEO, voiceofsandiego.org
Roger Showley, Growth and Development writer, San Diego Union-Tribune
Tony Perry, San Diego Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times