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Faulconer's Controversial Budget Changes Stand After Council Overri...

Faulconer's Controversial Budget Changes Stand After Council Override Votes Fail

June 14
By City News Service

Controversial modifications made by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to the city of San Diego's budget for the upcoming fiscal year will stand after a pair of override votes by the City Council failed Tuesday.

SoccerCity Still Alive: Council Will Hear About It Next Week

SoccerCity Still Alive: Council Will Hear About It Next Week

June 13
By Erik Anderson

SoccerCity backers are pushing ahead with a plan to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium and Chargers Park properties.

California Governor, Lawmakers Announce $125B Budget Deal

California Governor, Lawmakers Announce $125B Budget Deal

June 13
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Tuesday they have agreed to a $125 billion budget that would expand a tax credit for the working poor, increase spending on safety net programs and boost payments for doctors and dentists.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Public Testimony Annotated

June 13
NPR

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions Heatedly Denies Improper Russia Contacts

Sessions Heatedly Denies Improper Russia Contacts

June 13
By Associated Press

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. or conversations with any Russian officials about the U.S. election that sent Donald Trump to the White House.

SoccerCity Officials Will Work With Latest Stadium Property Appraisal

SoccerCity Officials Will Work With Latest Stadium Property Appraisal

June 12
By Erik Anderson

The recent $110 million appraisal of the Qualcomm Stadium property will not keep them from pursuing the Soccer City redevelopment plan.

El Cajon Chooses District Map, But Some In Minority Communities Are...

El Cajon Chooses District Map, But Some In Minority Communities Aren't Happy

June 12
By Claire Trageser

The city of El Cajon has finished a process of drawing council districts for the first time, which was meant to increase diversity on its City Council. But the chosen map does not create any districts where minorities are the majority.

San Diego City Council To Consider Overriding Mayor Faulconer's Veto

San Diego City Council To Consider Overriding Mayor Faulconer's Veto

June 12
By City News Service

City Council President Myrtle Cole Monday scheduled a vote for Tuesday to attempt to override San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's action last week to restore $5 million in special election funding to the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

June 12
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Jerry Brown’s trip to China earned him wall-to-wall media coverage — internationally and here at home.

San Diego City Council Rejects November Special Election

San Diego City Council Rejects November Special Election

June 12
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The City Council has voted down a plan to hold a special election in November in San Diego. The action, on a 5-4 vote, will likely push voter decisions on expanding the convention center and redeveloping the Qualcomm Stadium property to late next year.

Mayor Faulconer Restores $5 Million For November Special Election

Mayor Faulconer Restores $5 Million For November Special Election

June 9
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Friday restored $5 million in funding for a potential November special election into the city of San Diego's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Immigration Judge Orders Release Of Mexican Woman

Immigration Judge Orders Release Of Mexican Woman

June 9
By Associated Press

A judge on Friday ordered the release of a Mexican woman while the government seeks to deport her, rejecting arguments that two arrests while demonstrating in support of people in the United States illegally justified requiring that she wear a monitoring device.

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

June 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council reconsiders a special election for the mayor's convention center expansion project on Monday, a decision that holds implications for the multi-billion dollar SoccerCity redevelopment plan.

Roundtable: San Diego's Budget, SoccerCity, Convention Center

Roundtable: San Diego's Budget, SoccerCity, Convention Center

June 9
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday the San Diego City Council passed the budget without funding a special election this November, potentially dooming SoccerCity and a tax increase for a Convention Center expansion.

Trump Will Not Say If Comey Conversations Were Taped

Trump Will Not Say If Comey Conversations Were Taped

June 9
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump refused Friday to say whether his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey were taped — a matter at the heart of conflicting accounts of what passed between them — and asserted that nothing in Comey's testimony to the Senate showed collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.