San Diego City Council members today expressed strong support for the city's Tourism Marketing District and declined to offer amendments to an operating agreement that is being held up by Mayor Bob Filner.
The Unified Port of San Diego regulates development, business and recreation along miles of the San Diego Bay. Five cities have delegates to the Port board and next week San Diego will choose its newest representatives.
Almost as soon as the San Diego City Council grew to nine members, a surprise resignation shrunk it back to eight again. The race is on to fill the open seat, but not everyone will get a chance to vote in it.
Driving a taxi is a notoriously dangerous profession. It’s been a little over a year since two taxi drivers in the San Diego region were killed in robberies. Yet in that time, progress on safety improvements for cabs has stalled.
San Diego police were maintaining a higher-than-usual presence at schools today in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children, including a 6-year-old girl who used to live in Mira Mesa, San Diego Unified School District officials said.
Elections and resignations have led to a game of political musical chairs in south San Diego County. But different deadlines and jurisdictions means it’s unlikely one special election can sort everything out.
It was an historic day for San Diego government. Congressman Bob Filner was sworn in as mayor. He’s the city’s first Democratic mayor in decades and he’s taking over with a majority Democratic city council as well.
It looks like Democrat Todd Gloria will become the next San Diego City Council president. The official vote will take place Monday, but today, current Council President Tony Young told KPBS he would be supporting Gloria for the position.