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Roundtable: San Diego’s New Police Chief, San Onofre Settlement, Midway Redevelopment

Roundtable: San Diego's New Police Chief, San Onofre Settlement, Midway Redevelopment


David Garrick, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Matt Hall, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Alison St John, KPBS News

Lynn Walsh, freelance journalist

San Diego's New Police Chief

The Story

The City of San Diego named a new police chief this week. Veteran lawman David Nisleit, who has climbed the ranks of the San Diego Police Department for three decades, was named Thursday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer as the next head cop of the nation's eighth-largest city.

The Discussion

What are the priorities for the new police chief?

How involved was the community in the search for a new chief?

What legacy will soon-to-be-retired Chief Shelley Zimmerman leave behind?

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San Onofre Settlement

The Story

It took years, but the battle over the bill for shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station may finally be over. Customers of the shuttered plant north of Oceanside will see bills reduced by approximately $68 per residential customer under a $775 million settlement announced this week.

The Discussion

Why was San Onofre shut down in the first place?

Why were ratepayers on the hook for the costs of shuttering the plant early?

How likely is the California PUC to approve this new settlement?

RELATED: Settlement Means Customer Bill Cut For Closed Nuclear Plant

Midway District Redevelopment

The Story

San Diego's Midway District is anchored by an aging sports arena and is home to a few thousand apartment dwellers and an eclectic collection of businesses. But the area — where the city owns about 165 acres of land — could change dramatically in the next several years as a result of development.

The Discussion

Why is there speculation that large-scale redevelopment of the Midway District may be just over the horizon?

What could it become if massive redevelopment is approved?

What will be some of the issues that any redevelopment will have to contend with?

RELATED: It Looks Like San Diego's Preparing Its Vast Sports Arena Land for Redevelopment

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