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US & Canada · Seattle

County Supervisor Anderson Requests Help on Clearing Homeless Encampments

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Seattle Veterinary Outreach has been working with a mutual aid group to connect with residents and their pets. The team was able to help 11 pets living at the encampment. Tuesday's clean-up of the Woodland Park encampment ruined scheduled plans to help some of the pets.See the Story
US & Canada

San Dieguito Union High school board fires Superintendent following controversial comments

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
The four remaining San Dieguito Union High School District board members voted unanimously Sunday to terminate Superintendent Cheryl James-Ward's contract. Ward was on administrative leave since April following comments she made during a district diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Ward believed board members were retaliating against her after filing a harassment complaint against Trustee Allman.See the Story
US & Canada · San Diego

San Diego County Fair Will Proceed After Deal Reached; Legal Tiff Persists

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
A deal was reached Monday for the 2022 San Diego County Fair to go forward this summer. This year's event appeared to be in jeopardy due to a lawsuit over alleged bid rigging. Tickets for the fair, slated for June 8 through July 4, are already on sale.See the Story
US & Canada · San Diego County

Annual Count of Homeless in San Diego County Finds 10% Increase Over 2 Years

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
Volunteers fanning out at 3:45 a.m. on Feb. 24 found 4,106 homeless individuals on the streets and counted 4,321 in shelters. The federally mandated Point in Time Count was last take in 2020 and postponed in 2021. Task force CEO Tamera Kohler said San Diego's housing costs continued to be cited as a major reason for homelessness.See the Story
US & Canada · San Diego

City Council Extends No-Fault Eviction Moratorium Until Sept. 30 to Help Tenants

Coverage: 2 sources
San Diego City Council votes 5-1 to extend no-fault evictions until Sept. 30. Councilmembers Raul Campillo and Joe LaCava recused themselves. The measure requires a second vote to become law. The Southern California Rental Housing Association says there's no need for a moratorium.See the Story

Morning Report: County Budget To Add More Workers

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Amesbury City Council approves $71.3 million operating budget for fiscal 2023. It is an increase of $2 million, or 2.95%, in last year's allocation. School Committee reduced $477,589 from its original, $35.5 million proposed budget.See the Story
US & Canada · San Diego

City Council Delays Vote on Settlement of 101 Ash, Civic Center Litigation

Coverage: 2 sources
The San Diego City Council delayed a vote on a proposed settlement with Cisterra Development and lender CGA over the 101 Ash Street and Civic Center Plaza real estate deals. The decision to postpone the matter caused dozens of residents who wished to speak about the item to stream out of the City Council Chamber, momentarily disrupting the meeting. The proposal is expected to be discussed by the council in about a month.See the Story
Real Estate · San Diego

San Diego City Council delays vote on 101 Ash Street settlement after backlash

Coverage: 2 sources
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Last week, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria a potential settlement with Cisterra Development and lender CGA over the 101 Ash Street and Civic Center Plaza real estate deals that would transfer ownership of the properties to the city.Gloria’s proposed settlement — besides transferring ownership of the former Sempra Energy headquarters at 101 Ash St.See the Story
US & Canada · San Diego

San Diego City Council Votes to Expand 'Safe Parking' Program for Homeless

Coverage: 2 sources
The program, operated under contract by Jewish Family Service of San Diego, includes the Mission Valley site and two additional locations in Kearny Mesa. Mayor Todd Gloria proposed the council approve around $1.43 million to continue the program through June 30, 2023. The effective date of the expanded hours has yet to be determined.See the Story
San Diego · San Diego

Atkins Makes Big Moves on Abortion, State Budget

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Voters will decide in November whether to put the right to an abortion in the California Constitution. That would ensure only voters, through a separate amendment, could ever take it out. Atkins made a deal with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Gov. Gavin Newsom on a $300 billion spending plan for the California budget.See the Story
Water · Mexicali

As Drought Pummels Northern Mexico, Baja Weighs Buying Water from Mexicali’s Farmers

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Drought is hitting northern Mexico so hard that the state of Baja will likely have to buy water from farmers in the agricultural region of Mexicali. Baja weighed a similar water purchase in the summer of 2015 when extreme drought gripped the region. Westerners are worrying over the level of water in the Lake Mead reservoir behind the Hoover Dam.See the Story
San Diego · San Diego

Morning Report: To Settle or Not to Settle

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The City Council is set to make a pivotal decision today in its years-long 101 Ash St. debacle. Mayor Todd Gloria and other top city officials are pushing the City Council to settle with the city's landlord at 101 Ash and nearby Civic Center Plaza and lenders who provided upfront cash to facilitate the lease-to-own deals. City Attorney Mara Elliott isn't on board and is urging the Council to reject it.See the Story

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