We think it's high time for the San Diego Union-Tribune to explain its bizarre animus toward City Councilmember Donna Frye. Its Tuesday editorial attacked Frye with a level of venom that was completely inappropriate given the subject matter.
Frye has asked her colleagues to order the city's downtown redevelopment agency to repay a portion of a loan the city made to the agency years ago. The U-T behaves as if Frye wants the money so she can buy herself a mansion and a yacht. What does she want the $3.8 million for? To fund social services that were victimized by City Hall belt-tightening.
Frye's proposal might or might not be good public policy, but the U-T calls what she's attempting a 'raid' and a 'scheme to plunder' redevelopment money. New San Diegans reading the U-T must think Frye is a pirate.
Sure, we've treated politicians harshly in this space, but we're talking about presidents who lie us into wars and county supervisors (Bill Horn) who vote against funding hospitals because his colleagues won't give him a $28,000 raise-not city leaders who simply put forth reasonable policy proposals.