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San Diego Winter Homeless Shelters Close After Record 19-Month Run


The lack of leadership from Mayor Kevin Faulconer, full City Council lead by Council President Todd Gloria, and the County Board of Supervisors cause the eviction of 150 Veterans from the tent. Closing the Homeless Emergency Shelter Tents will not end homelessness.

Three days before the 4th of July.

There is more than enough money siting in the bank for both year round Emergency Shelter Tents and permanent solutions for the Housing First Model. With no Tax Increases, and no effects to the City's General Fund.

Unnecessary. It was pitiful watching grown men standing by their pile of possessions that were too big to carry.

Please Investigate the Federal violations of the Civic Rights, Fair Housing, and HEARTH Acts in San Diego County.

July 1, 2014 at 7:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

From Linkage Fee To Mt. Soledad, San Diego Mayor Provides Update

There is enough money siting in the bank for both year round Emergency Shelter Tents and permanent solutions.

Due to a lack of political leadership in identifying multiple funding solutions at the City, County, State and Federal levels, 350 San Diegans will be EVICTED kick out of the Veterans and Downtown Homeless Emergency Shelter Tents today. Closing down the Homeless Emergency Shelter tents will not end homelessness in San Diego, but instead create more blight and misery for all.

In addition, the City of San Diego's annual Homeles Shelter Crisis that gets rid of CEQA and Conditional Use Permit (CUP) issues ended on June 25, 2014. No one in the City Council, Mayor's office, or San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) has brought forward the issue of renewal of the annual Homeless Shelter Crisis by the deadline last Wednesday.

Please see the attached documents for the FY-2015 San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) Housing Authority Budget hearing on June 9, 2014 for Item 150. As shown on Page 4 the San Diego Housing Commission report, $9,893,122 is available for Homeless Services and Affordable Housing through an existing and ongoing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

At the City Council hearing for Item 150 the FY-2015 Affordable Housing Fund Annual Plan and San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) Budget, after our testimony, SDHC staff stated that $10 million is currently available through an existing ongoing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), and any one who wants this SDHC money can ask for it. I recommend Project 25 and the 25 City taskforce use this money immediately for permanent supportive rental housing for the chronic and Veterans Homeless population, instead of letting the money sit in the bank for another year. The report states that the SDHC wants to wait to put out a NOFA for FY-2016, and leave the $10 million in the bank.

On June 17, 2014, the City Council as Successor Agency approved ROPS-6 Line Items 103 to 105 totaling $1.89 Million from the 1999 Naval Training Center (NTC) Homeless Service Agreement. There is still an outstanding balance of $311,887 that needs to be expended in future ROPS periods, before the NTC Homeless Agreement is finalized. This $311,887 could be used immediately to keep both Homeless Tents open if there was a will by politicians.

In addition, the Civic San Diego' Successor Housing Entity's Affordable Housing Plan promised a NOFA in Spring 2014 in time for FY-2015 with Successor Agency assets, Unencumbered Bond Proceeds, and the annual $10-$20 million in other Revenue sources.

Other funding sources include the annual $21 million in Tax Sharing Payment from the Successor Agency to the County of San Diego Centre City Redevelopment Fund through the 1992 Agreement for Cooperation that has yet to be implimented or enforced after 22 years.

June 30, 2014 at 9:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dumanis Wrote Letter For Mexican Donor's Relative

Susumo Azano apparently promoted Dumanis on both sides of the border
Video shows Tijuana billboards advertising DA's mayoral bid. By Kelly Davis

June 4, 2014 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego County's Homeless Population Drops 4 Percent

Please make a link to the actual 2014 Report.

The long awaited 2014 cannot be found on the site.

April 17, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

The annual $200 Million in former RDA Property Tax Increment (TI) and annual $20 million in other revenue is still being collected into the RPTTF under control of Civic San Diego.

Item S401 the FY-2014 Mid-Year Budget Monitoring Report of March 3, 2014 documents that the City's General Fund received an extra $50.2 Million, not just $11 million in Residual Property Tax Increment (TI) from Successor Agency assets. Including the residual Redevelopment Property Tax Trust Fund (RPTTF) distributions, and residual distributions from the $167 and $13 Million Non-Housing and Housing Due Diligence Reports (DDR) Payments to the County of San Diego.

Everyone is under the assumptions that Redevelopment has ended. Based upon the $1.6 BILLION in debts on ROPS-6, the 31% Tax Sharing Payments, and debt service payments for bonds, it would take 15 to 20 years for Redevelopment to actually end in the City of San Diego.

April 17, 2014 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Heights Residents Rally For Free Bus Pass Program Expansion

Please analyze our evidence that would provide millions that could be used for the school transit programs. Or public parks, fire stations, sidewalks, and infrastructure. Including sidewalks for school children in San Ysidro.

The easy solution is to ask State officials like Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins for discretionary approval to override the legal Ministerial staff decisions by the Department of Finance (DOF). State staff can only approve ministerial ROPS Line Items that are in conformance with the law based upon the presented evidence. Civic San Diego has not presented all the evidence, and have given it their best shot.

In San Diego the evidence and mitigating circumstances have not been presented or fully explains to State Officials totaling over $500 million. Hopefully Mayor Faulconer will take over control of Negotiations between the City and the State, instead of Civic San Diego staff.

Please analyze and examine of the DOF's denial of Repayment of Federal HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Repayments totaling $78 million over 10 year, and the $144 Million in debt to the poor that the City Council erased. The State told us that Civic San Diego never sent the backup documents, or contracts so denial of CDBG repayments are predictable. This is the money for children and seniors that is being lost forever.

April 11, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ex-Mayor Filner Completes 90 Days Of House Arrest

Please investigate potential Quid Pro Quo for making assault claims against former Mayor Filner.

The 26 year old Jerry Dines is suing the City for millions, and just starting a new job at the State of California Department of Corrections in northern California in December 2013.

Another victim Peggy Shannon received a new subsidized senior apartment in January 2014 probably through the City and/or San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).

"Moved into new apt...downtown, 3 blocks from city hall and 1 block from center. Not all stuff is put away, but I love my view of Coronado bridge...water and planes landing...hope to have my computer up and running soon...Invitation to everyone...come and see my new is very cool...

April 9, 2014 at 7:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner's Annual San Diego City Pension Reduced By Nearly $1,800

Please Investigate the potential Quid Pro Quo for making legal claims against former Mayor Filner. Victims received new jobs, and an apartment.

April 8, 2014 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego: Today Is Peggy Shannon Day

One Woman’s Thoughts on ‘A Day of Honor’

“The Mayor targeted and preyed upon Peggy Shannon, a senior citizen who was employed at City Hall to help seniors. Peggy was there to do her job, but Mayor Filner seemed to think that she was there solely for his sexual pleasure and that she was fair game, even though she never gave him any reason to think that she would be interested in something other than a working relationship with him.”

February 24, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Second Filner Harassment Settlement Will Include Apology From City

Prior Peggy Shannon has changed her story on the location where former Mayor Filner gave her a hug without permission.

First she stated the location of the hug without permission was when she was behind her desk, which is behind a counter. It is impossible for anyone to reach over both the counter and the desk. Hugs cannot take place with people on two different sides of the same large counter.

After no video of the incident was found, Peggy Shannon changed the location of the hug without permission somewhere in the Civic Center Plaza.

Now its back to the desk/counter.

February 21, 2014 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )