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The fee—sometimes referred to as DIF—is currently charged on a per-unit basis and varies wildly from neighborhood to neighborhood, based on a community’s public-facilities needs. more

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Want to get depressed? Just hang out at a meeting of the San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness. more

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OK, San Diego. Just because Michael Turko up and retired last week doesn’t mean we should go off the rails. more

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State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher may not have been in the room last Friday during the Executive Committee meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments, but her presence was certainly felt. more

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Perhaps it was serendipitous that on the first day of the California Democratic Convention last week, San Diego’s temperature couldn’t reach 60 degrees. more

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Since Mayor Kevin Faulconer took office in 2014, the city of San Diego has chewed through three planning directors. The search now begins for number four. more

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The city of San Diego appears closer itself to hopping on the dockless-bike phenomenon, thanks to a memo issued last week by City Attorney Mara Elliott’s office. more

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The first visible new approach Thursday was the mayor’s decision to stand alone on stage. Traditionally, San Diego City Council members and other city officials have been seated behind the mayor’s lectern. more

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Congrats, fellow survivors! We’ve shed the weathered epidermis of 2017 and emerged baby fresh in a New Year of uncharted recreational-weed usage. more

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Yes, it’s that time of year, so get in good cheer, down a craft beer and belt out these twisted tunes to cast 2017 into the dustbin of history… more

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He possesses all the advantages of incumbency: a slew of high-powered establishment endorsements, piles of campaign dough and all the media-spotlight time he desires. more

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In recent months, city officials have been gathering public input at various community meetings about plans to shift some DecoBike stations into denser urban communities from beach communities that complained about the contraptions. more

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However, if we’re to judge by past election results, one thing we can all agree on is the desire to be fully informed when elected officials make critical decisions. Seems logical, right? more

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Last week, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan issued a reasonless statement that she had passed the criminal investigation into Councilmember Chris Cate’s leak of a confidential city memo to the state Attorney General. more

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That fading light we see in the distance is San Diego Councilmember Chris Cate’s dimming prospects of being a contender in the 2020 mayoral sweepstakes. more

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Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer let it be known how he feels about people checking rear-view mirrors to critique San Diego’s slow-to-develop approach to tackling the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in modern history. more

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Now a Monday through Friday oasis of assistance and empathy for San Diego’s downtrodden, the office faces an uncertain future. Grant funding for the office—a converted study room on the Central Library’s third floor—runs out at the end of the month. more

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Last week, San Diego political leaders were high-fiving over the pulling of an old-time plaque from downtown’s Horton Plaza Park honoring the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. more

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In this tensed-up world, it’s somewhat comforting to know that even white supremacists sometimes disagree on tactics. more

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Behold, the public records request. Without it, San Diegans might still be in the dark about the San Diego Association of Government’s shenanigans, secret SoccerCity shindigs and city pension pooch-screwing. more

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