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San Diego Red Cross Names Bill Earley As CEO

Great selection in Bill Earley!

June 27, 2014 at 5:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should More Development Be Allowed In Cleveland National Forest?

Are we not talking about the Private Land? The Forest Service can not, as if by fiat, take land from private landowners without compensating them for that land. So the land remains private, and is "surrounded by" Cleveland National Forest. There IS a way to make the land in question truly part of the National Forest; just buy the land. Be aware that buying it takes it off of the tax roles so the county would be reducing their tax base.

The FCI that passed in 1993 has now expired. I believe that they need to move quickly if they want to avoid any development that meets the land-use guidelines that were in place BEFORE the FCI was passed.

So before everyone gets to excited it is important to remember those 2 important facts.
Doing nothing means that the Supervisors are happy with reverting to the Pre-FCI plan. Is that what Dave Roberts really wants?

June 27, 2014 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Electric Car Owners Miffed As SDG&E Revokes Low Rates

Protected utilities are given so many benefits, the way that they raise rates (not just those mentioned in the article), is just poor customer service.

Our business rates went up $600 for May, with less Kw usage than April. HUGE rate jump. Their customer service tried to blame it on warmer weather and more air conditioning usage, but it was not until they were saw the KW usage themselves, did they admit to a rate hike.

Come on SDG&E and Sempra you can do better. You have the PUC to potect you. Just tell us when the rates are going up. At least pretend you know what is going on.

June 22, 2014 at 10:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Council Conservatives Call To Retain Cops

Before we start spending more on payroll and benefits:
Let's make sure we are keeping the officers we train. Time for a employment contract for new hires so that they stay around for while.

Let's ask the question; Do we need more officers than other cities? What problem does more police offices solve? Our crime rate is already lower than most large cities.

Also; the scare tactic that over about half of the force will be eligible for retirement in the next four years is a result of few dynamics;
1) retirement at an unusually early age
2) retirement at an unusually high rate of pay
Change either one of these and the retirement caused shortage issue goes away.

I'd like us to look a little more globally at this issue before we start throwing money around.

June 19, 2013 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U-T San Diego Political Ads Don't Add Up

Once Tom Shepard comes forward with all the documents that he should have from the UT's advertising department; then we'll know if this was a real story.

For now it is just a hunch of Tom Shepard's that KPBS is broadcasting as news. If there are some facts to support Tom's claims about what they were to be charged please show them. Right now we know what the UT charged the 2 losing campaigns. If it comes out that Tom's campaigns were offered the same deal from the UT and did not take it I would hope that get's reported too.

Although UT bashing is popular right now it is difficult to take seriously if they do not come forward with facts. Otherwise it looks like demonizing of a competing news outlet and is not of the high level of journalistic standards that KPBS normally uses.

April 5, 2013 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Pay To City Employees Is Increasing, New Report Says

The ultimate "downtown insiders" are our city and county employees.

March 29, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge Backs Mayor Filner In Blocking San Diego Tourism Marketing District

If the Council wanted to have "The" agreement signed, they need to have a resolution written to reflect that. I imagine that won't happen again.
Many legal cases ride on just that kind of issue.

If you want to leave it general for the mayor to negotiate, do so.
If you want to direct the mayor, do that too.

This is no great win for anyone. The judge just read what was written.

March 25, 2013 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )