Morning report: Gloria promises to support rapid resettlement programs after budgeting

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Mayor Todd Gloria’s team promises it won’t roll back three rapid resettlement programs aimed at helping the homeless of San Diego a few days after the city’s housing commissioners learned it had to happen at the behest of the city.

Last Thursday, three members of the city’s housing commission said after learning from agency officials that the city had decided to cut funding for three housing subsidy programs, forcing the commission to curtail programs providing temporary housing at the start of the budget year. in July – and during the expected boom in demand.

Gloria’s office and the housing commission told our Halverstadt League that they are options for continuing the programs are now being discussed.

The budget dispute is the latest dispute for the city and its housing commission. Earlier this year, the city council set up an interim committee tasked with potentially reforming the agency. The committee is ready to consider, among other things, whether the agency should continue to oversee urban programs for the homeless.

Meanwhile, the city is strengthening its only new Department of Strategies and Decisions to Combat the Homeless, which now wants to begin overseeing some of the contracts that have historically been handled by the Housing Commission.

This created uncertainty and tension during the huge need for housing assistance and services for the homeless.

Read the full story here.

The measure on transit transport is being prepared for the November vote

Fans of voice podcasts have certainly heard “Banana bulletin” we watched – mostly related to what measures are going to make cuts in November.

Now Andrew Keats reports that supporters of the civic initiative to raise taxes on sales of transport, roads and highways are confident that they will have more than signatures to qualify for the vote. Again, this is a measure put forward by a private group rather than the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), although the agency is certainly looking forward to its adoption.

Read more about transit measures here.

More policies: As usual, we like to keep track of how the candidates are running in the money race. The Political report broke the general fundraiser as the primary election approached. (Note: the weekly newsletter is intended exclusively for The voice of San Diego membersbut we pulled out the goods for you.) Look how much candidates climbed in every race here.

The ICYMI Voice team gathered Fr. a handy guide to all local and state races you will find in your primary ballot. Bookmark this bad boy if you need help filling out a ballot.

Lawmakers are targeting garbage in the Tijuana River Valley

Barriers set up by the state of California in the Tijuana estuary are trying to stop garbage and debris coming from the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border. / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

With the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, which is responsible for water quality in the Tijuana Valley, Southern California lawmakers I want the State Health Agency to accept garbage.

Assembly members Edward Garcia and Chris Ward are asking Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate $ 100 million to help solve pollution problems in the Tijuana and New Ries rivers. Reporter Mackenzie Elmer figured out what it could be spent on in the latest report on the environment.

Also, how much feces crossed the border during the last mysterious spill.

Read the environmental report here.

In other news

  • At least 300 demonstrators marched through Balboa Park on Mother’s Day to express support for abortion rights. The rally was one of several in San Diego in the last week after a leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Row Wade’s 1973 ruling that enshrined the constitutional right to abortion. (Union Tribune)
  • San Diego County saw the number of COVID-19 cases increased last week, thousands of new cases have been reported in the last few days. However, the number of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID remain relatively low, according to health officials. (CBS 8)
  • Dog walkers raised more than $ 300,000 on Saturday San Diego Humane Society for Animals event. About 5,000 walkers and 1,000 dogs participated in the annual fundraiser at Liberty Station NTC Park, including San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. (NBC 7).
  • Early voting in the June primary elections officially continues. More than 1.9 million ballots are on their way to San Diego County voters, who began receiving ballots as early as Monday. (District News Center)

This morning’s report was written by Andrea Lopez-Vilafania, Tigist Lane, Lisa Halverstadt and Mackenzie Elmer. It was edited by Megan Wood.

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