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A Few Actions The San Diego City Council Took Before Vacation

San Diego City Council meeting February 25, 2014.
Milan Kovacevic
San Diego City Council meeting February 25, 2014.

A Few Actions The San Diego City Council Took Before Vacation
The San Diego City Council put off deciding on big issues at the last meeting before a month-long recess.

Before the San Diego City Council adjourned for its August recess, members sat down for what was shaping up to be a busy special meeting, but it seems like they went on vacation early.

The council took no action on a proposed settlement with an unidentified woman who sued over the actions of ex-police Officer Anthony Arevalos. He was convicted in 2011 for sexually assaulting women while he was on duty.

The council also did not decide whether to appeal last week’s court ruling that the city’s plan to fund the San Diego Convention Center expansion was illegal. Members also postponed voting on an item that would urge Mayor Kevin Faulconer to finalize the a proposed Climate Action Plan for the city.

Although the nine-member City Council was down two members — Mark Kersey and Marti Emerald were absent — the council did ratify labor agreements for the "San Diego Works" program. That’s the mayor’s plan to award public employees who bring forth money-saving ideas.

The council also passed a resolution to support hosting the 2017 America’s Cup in San Diego and gave final approval on a tax incentive for Illumina, a medical device company. In exchange for the rebate, the company agreed to stay in the city for the next decade.

The City Council is back in session Monday, Sept. 8.