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Every couple of years, a citizens committee known as the Salary Setting Commission calls forth from the mountaintop its recommendations to hike the salaries of San Diego’s mayor and councilmembers. more

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If there’s one thing that’ll raise the hackles of the San Diego City Council, it’s being kept in the dark. more

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Former councilmember Donna Frye hasn’t sat at the dais for more than seven years, but she still finds ways to push the buttons of city leaders. more

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Less than two weeks out from the June 5 primary election, and we know what that means: Time for desperate measures from desperate candidates. more

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We’ve come to expect fearmongering in our political battles, but what San Diego has experienced in this race in the last week might even get ol’ red-baiter Joe McCarthy to peer out of his grave in appreciation. more

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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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