It surely sounds like Todd Gloria’s running for mayor. And it looks like he’s got a running mate of sorts in David Alvarez. This is good to see, whether or not you’re likely to support Mayor Kevin Faulconer for a second term in 2016.
You’ll see when you read further that it must be gender-non-specific. The following list of people to watch in San Diego politics in 2015 is loaded with women—more than half of the powerful people here carry two X chromosomes.
San Diego County Democratic Party: The local Dems get 22,644 tiny, ballot-bubble-size poopies. That’s the combined number of votes that the Republicans got over and above what the Dems got in three crucial elections this year.
Mark Fabiani, longtime special counsel and front man for San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos, last week announced that the Chargers will once again not take advantage of the football company’s annual contractual opportunity to flee town for a place inhabited by more appreciative people.
Two weeks ago, we published an editorial urging San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner to "stand down" amid a Republican scheme to install her as council president and end the reign of Todd Gloria.
Let’s start this week with a pat on the back for U-T San Diego’s Greg Moran, who didn’t stop reporting on the reelection of San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis after the reelection of Bonnie Dumanis.