November 21st, 2016

A Time For Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving, Perhaps the Most Underappreciated Holiday of the Year

With the Thanksgiving holiday — my favorite and I think the most important one of all — just a few days away, it’s time to reflect on the many things we have to be grateful for over the past year. Most of us probably have a list, some shorter and some longer than others,

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October 30th, 2016

Thinking Beyond Election Day

Hotel Tax Increase Will Remain Topic of Discussion Post November 8

With election day a little more than a week away, the consensus among local pundits is that neither stadium related ballot measures C or D will gain anywhere near the 66.7 percent required for passage.

Less certain is the possibility that one of the two initiatives might

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October 16th, 2016

Chargers: ‘Tourists Pay — We Benefit’

Key Theme of Pro ‘C’ Campaign Centers on Who Pays

In the waning weeks of the campaign season, the central theme of Measure C (Chargers’ stadium initiative) proponents is the argument that San Diegans will benefit from passage of the measure as it is hotel-bound visitors to San Diego who will foot the bill for

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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

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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

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