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Roundtable: Power Shift In San Diego Politics

Swearing in ceremony for incoming San Diego city council members, Dec. 10, 20...

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Above: Swearing in ceremony for incoming San Diego city council members, Dec. 10, 2018.

Roundtable: Power Shift In San Diego Politics


David Garrick, city hall reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

Andrew Bowen, metro reporter, KPBS News

Brad Racino, reporter, iNewsource

Maya Srikrishnan, immigration reporter, Voice of San Diego

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Balance of Power in San Diego Politics

San Diego watched the changing of the guard this week inside city council chambers. In a move indicating a shift in the balance of power, council members elected Georgette Gomez to be the new council president. David Garrick takes a closer look at Gomez and her priorities as she presides over a new Democratic majority.

There’s another change-up underway on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Ron Roberts attended his last county supervisor meeting Thursday. Andrew Bowen chats with Roberts about his three decades of service in public office.

RELATED: County Supervisor Ron Roberts Looks Back On 31 Years In Government

Security Gaps at San Diego Shipyards

An inewsource investigation uncovered security gaps at San Diego shipyards that may be placing Navy warships at risk. Brad Racino heads out to the bay to see if anyone followed protocols aimed at securing the Navy’s billion-dollar assets.

RELATED: Security Lapses Found At San Diego Shipyards Despite Navy Rules

Migrant Debate

After Border Patrol agents arrested 32 people during a migrant caravan rally at Border Field State Park Monday, another type of debate could be boiling over in Tijuana. City leaders and residents are painting Haitians as the so-called model migrant population. Maya Srikrishnan talks with one Haitian author who warns against any narrative comparing one immigrant group against another.

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