Morning Report: Prepare bulletins
This year we are doing something different.
Instead of putting together a guide with quick summaries of what voters will see on their ballots, we’ve brought together our in-depth reporting, news analysis, podcasts and live debates in one place.
Our Voter Center has everything voters need: the San Diego City Council District 6 seat race, Measure B, the San Diego Unified School Board races and the new school bond, and more.
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Bonus: The VOSD podcast hosts have scoured San Diego’s full ballot — from Senate to school board — to discuss what’s what and decipher some of the most confusing items you’ll encounter. Listen here.
Political report: The height limit is heating up
One opponent of the initiative that would lift the height limit for buildings in the Midway area, Measure C, was roasted on Twitter after comparing the opposition’s plight to the Holocaust.
Here’s what happened: On Thursday, opponents of Measure C rallied at the site of the 12-story Capri by the Sea building in Pacific Beach, long considered the inspiration for 1972’s Proposition D, which banned buildings taller than 30 feet.
The policy brief says Capri by the Sea is not adjacent to the area affected by Measure C, and the height restriction will remain in place there regardless of the outcome of the initiative.
More about this in the weekly political selection and a small review of some interesting mail programs. Read the policy brief here. The weekly newsletter is available only to VOSD members. Support our work here.
In other news
- This is reported by “Soyuz-Tribune”. that Enrique Marones, a longtime immigrant rights advocate and former leader of the Border Angels, was accused of sexual harassment by two women shortly before he left the organization. Morones told UT he denies the claims.
- A candidate for Chula Vista city attorney is demanding that the San Diego Democratic Party and other local leaders stop urging voters to vote for Simon Silva, who died in September and was also in the race. (Soyuz-Tribune)
- Meanwhile … Chula Vista mayoral candidate Omar Campo Najjar shared several documents with Tin San Diego to drop the charges from his opponent that he does not live in South Bay City.
The morning report was written by Andrea López-Villafaña.