October 2nd, 2016

Stadium Measure Picks Up Key Endorsement

Downtown Partnership Weighs In — With Conditions.

(Note: Since publication of this post on Sunday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has endorsed Measure C, the Chargers’ stadium initiative.) 

Endorsements often play an important role in helping voters decide whether to support or oppose candidates for office as well as ballot measures, particularly when those measures


September 25th, 2016

Politifest 2016 — From A to Z

Politicos, Civic Leaders, Journalists Gather to Talk Open Democracy, Elections and Public Policy.

November general election voters in San Diego will be faced with the daunting task of wading through a record number of ballot items — a bewildering 12 citywide and two countywide measures, as well as 17 statewide propositions.

Politifest enthusiasts gathered Saturday


September 18th, 2016

November Election — 50 Days and Counting!

ICYMI: CSAG chairman’s endorsement of Measure C tops the week’s stadium news.

The election is just 50 days away and campaign season is in full swing. November general election voters in San Diego will be faced with the onerous task of wading through a record number of ballot issues — a bewildering 12 citywide measures,


November 23rd, 2014

Local Communities Focus Of Tourism Promotion

Video Series Spotlights Neighborhoods from Barrio Logan To La Jolla.

The San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) this week launched a nine-part video series promoting arts and culture offerings in an eclectic mix of San Diego neighborhoods.

The four-to-six minute-long video shorts highlight distinct San Diego communities from each of the city’s nine council


October 19th, 2014

Note To DMOs: Steer Clear Of The Politics, But By All Means Get Into The Community

Community Engagement Provides Opportunity For The Destination Management Organization Seeking To Build Local Influence.

“Get into politics or go out of business” was the message from Brian Crawford of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) to a gathering of San Diego hotel and tourism leaders earlier this year.

Crawford, vice president of governmental and public