Paul Greenwood doesn’t want to be one of only a few elder-abuse experts, so he trains other attorneys on a national basis. The elder-abuse crime rate is growing, he says, and is expected to continue to grow over the next decade, as the population skews older.
Flanked by regional labor leaders, Gonzalez told a small crowd that her bill, AB 504, would require the San Diego City Council to approve land-use decisions made by Civic San Diego—the city-funded nonprofit created after Gov. Jerry Brown ended the practice of redevelopment.
The city-funded nonprofit Civic San Diego plans, permits and approves land development Downtown. While the mayor and City Council appoint the agency’s board members, elected officials have virtually no oversight when it comes to day-to-day operations.
“I’m tired of living in a trashcan,” uptown resident Laura Levine told members of the San Diego City Council's Environment Committee at their meeting on Wednesday. “I go out on Sunday’s with my broom and my sweeper and pick up the trash, and it’s a shame that in this magnificent city, we have to live with trash.”
San Diego’s effort to end homelessness can be compared to one of those old-time locomotives. In the early 2000s, it started off at a slow chug, then began to pick up momentum at the beginning of this decade.
California is one of only four states that require adults convicted of certain sex crimes to register with local law enforcement each year for life. Crime-free for 50 years? Bedridden? It doesn’t matter.