The total cost of the contract is about $92 million over five years, with $62 million being new costs, according to the mayor's office. Police union members and the City Council still have to approve the deal.
San Diego City Councilmen David Alvarez and Todd Gloria said the proposed changes are unfair, while the utility said the changes would bring relief to ratepayers who have unfairly shouldered rising energy costs.
Last week, the city of San Diego granted its first land-use permit for a medical marijuana cooperative. This week, it gave final approval to amend the city code on cooperatives, but some San Diegans still have concerns.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced at his first State of the City speech he is creating a task force to develop a plan to build a new stadium for the Chargers. It could be at the current stadium site in Mission Valley or in downtown San Diego.
San Diego city officials and the police union had hoped for a deal by this month, but the talks will stretch into the new year. The city this month countered the union’s proposal, and the two sides won’t talk again until January.
Student protesters are calling for the immediate dismissal of Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s staff member after the aide made insensitive remarks about them while demonstrating against police brutality at the city’s inauguration.
Sherri Lightner, San Diego's new — and first female — City Council president, said she wants to focus on the priorities of her colleagues and address infrastructure, open data and police officer compensation.
Sitting City Council President Todd Gloria did not get enough votes for another term, despite more than an hour of public speakers supporting him. Democrat Sherri Lightner was elected instead, becoming San Diego's first woman City Council president.
The protesters began their rally outside Golden Hall, chanting "I can't breathe" and "Toy gun, don't shoot." The San Diego City Council met there Wednesday morning for the swearing-in ceremony of Councilman Chris Cate and three re-elected members of the panel.
Around 150 people marched through City Heights and North Park on Wednesday night in a peaceful protest to oppose a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for shooting and killing a black unarmed teenager.
If you don’t live in Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa or part of Rancho Peñasquitos, you may be unaware of the District 6 City Council race between Democrat Carol Kim and Republican Chris Cate, but nearly $1.5 million has poured into the race.