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Extra Pay For SDPD Cops May Not Be Enough To Retain Them

April 19
By Claire Trageser
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The head of the San Diego police union said officers are happy Mayor Kevin Faulconer included an extra $3.2 million in his proposed budget for police pay, but it may not be enough to keep them from retiring or leaving the department.

Roundtable: City Budget, Climate Change Politics, Vets And Painkillers

April 18
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San Diego's 2015 budget increases public safety, infrastructure expenses. The U.N. says action on climate change is needed urgently, but the political divide is wide and deep. San Diego's VA leads the way on curbing painkiller abuse among vets.

Legislation Would Protect Communities From Oil Train Accidents

April 18
Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio
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Last year’s crude oil train explosion in Quebec that killed 47 people has raised awareness of the dangers of train accidents involving crude oil.

Should City Regulate Medical Marijuana Edibles, Concentrates?

April 17
James R. Riffel / City News Service
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As San Diego gets ready to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city, some City Council members consider regulating edible or concentrated forms of pot.

Where Did San Diego Find The Extra Money For Its Next Budget?

April 16
By Claire Trageser
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The city went from a predicted $19 million shortfall to a balanced budget with extra money to spend.

San Diego Tea Party Activitists Set To Rally On Tax Day

April 15
By Susan Murphy
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While some San Diego residents are scrambling to mail their taxes, others will be on street corners rallying for lower taxes and government reform.

Faulconer Focuses On Infrastructure, Public Safety In 1st Budget Proposal

April 14
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A nearly $3 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year in the city of San Diego was unveiled Monday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and will be presented to the City Council Tuesday.

David Alvarez Supporters Analyze Loss In San Diego Mayoral Runoff Election

April 14
By Jill Replogle
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San Diegans who pounded the pavement in hopes of bringing the city’s first Latino mayor into office gathered over the weekend to discuss why San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez lost the mayoral election last February.

San Diego Mayor Presents His First Budget Monday

April 13
By Claire Trageser
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Mayor Kevin Faulconer's staff said the fiscal 2015 budget proposal will be posted online shortly after it's presented at a 12:30 p.m. news conference Monday at City Hall.

Roundtable: San Diego's Olympic Dreams; Sailing into Trouble; District 6 Candidates

April 11
Midday Edition
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Some San Diegans want the city to host the 2024 Olympics. Others want the Chinese to fund local start-ups. The Kaufman family is on dry land and under heavy criticism. Candidates for City Council District 6 are already debating.

La Jolla Car Dealer Pleads Guilty In Campaign Finance Scandal

April 10
By City News Service
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Marc Chase, co-owner of Symbolic Motor Car Co., admitted in federal court to his role in a scheme to funnel money from a Mexican billionaire into San Diego political campaigns.

San Diego Brewery Expansion Gets Boost From Council Committee

April 10
By Claire Trageser
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The City Council will consider a package of incentives to help San Diego craft brewers Ballast Point and AleSmith move into larger manufacturing plants.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Rises To Highest Amount Since March 2013

April 10
By City News Service
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The average price has increased nine consecutive days, including six-tenths of a cent on Wednesday.

Faulconer Gives Sneak Peak Into His Budget Priorities

April 9
By Sandhya Dirks
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Hint: It is all about infrastructure. With $35 million in new revenue, the mayor said he will earmark $22 million toward repairing streets and fixing city buildings.

California Legislature Debates Fracking Moratorium

April 9
Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio
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The move comes less than a year after the passage of legislation that regulates the oil-extraction process.

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