Roundtable: Tax Bill, Jail Deaths, Sea Level Rise, City Heights Real Estate
Friday, November 24, 2017
Erik Anderson, reporter, KPBS News
Kelly Davis, freelance journalist
Tarryn Mento, reporter, KPBS News
Alison St John, reporter, KPBS News
TAX REFORM BILL
President Trump is looking to get a tax reform bill through Congress by Christmas. But a non-partisan analysis shows 50 percent of taxpayers face higher taxes by 2027 under the Senate version. Public support for the Republican plan is thin.
-How would California fare under the proposed GOP tax plan?
-Does the plan favor corporations and the rich?
-Is there time to get this bill passed by Christmas?
LAW-ENFORCEMENT DEATH INVESTIGATIONS DISMISSED
The cases of 22 people who died in San Diego in a county detention facility or while being taken into custody will not be investigated by the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board. The cases were dismissed because the board ran up against a deadline.
–Why is this ruling controversial?
–Why was the oversight board unable to complete their investigations on time?
–If investigations are not completed, how will jails and other facilities learn from mistakes?
SEA LEVEL RISE
A climate change controversy is playing out in Del Mar, where sea levels are expected to rise 12 inches by 2050. But, while some officials are planning for city infrastructure's inevitable move away from the beach, some residents are not ready to talk about retreat just yet.
–Why are residents angry about the city's recent report on sea level rise?
–Are there other options for Del Mar, besides "managed retreat"?
–How are other coastal communities dealing with the issue?
CITY HEIGHTS REAL ESTATE
Home prices in San Diego are on the rise, and one of the places they are going up fastest is in City Heights neighborhood. In the past, the region has been overlooked by buyers, but now, houses are getting snapped up quickly, and above the asking price.
–How does the real estate market in the City Heights neighborhood compare to other areas of the county?
–How is City Heights changing?
–Are long-time residents being priced out?
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