At least until December, council Democrats will retain their ability to override mayoral vetoes using their 6-3 majority to push through legislation, such as the recent minimum-wage increase. However, that could come to an abrupt end after residents vote on Nov. 4.
At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, a 66-year-old man living somewhere in the city of San Diego suffered a cardiac arrest. The San Diego Fire Department’s first responder arrived within eight minutes, but the patient, needing transport to the nearest hospital, would have to wait 17 minutes and 33 seconds for an ambulance to show up.
On Monday, the City Council unanimously approved longtime local developer Reese Jarrett as the new president of Civic San Diego, the city-owned nonprofit built from the now-dismantled Centre City Development Corporation.
In an ongoing struggle over a multibillion-dollar transportation-spending plan for the region, leaders from more than a dozen social-justice organizations gathered Downtown last Friday to demand that government officials prioritize public transit over cars.
A law-enforcement oversight board has found that San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies lied and omitted information in the investigation of the death of a 28-year-old African-American man who’d swallowed a baggie of meth before being booked into custody.