Tag Archives: 2016 Election

Tracking District 9 Voter Registration

Voter Registration Tracker screen shot from May 26, 2016. By Megan Burks In San Diego County, registration is already higher than it was in the month before the 2008 general election, when a record number of Americans went to the … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Tracking District 9 Voter Registration

San Diego’s D9 City Council Candidates – All of Them – Want to Bring Back City Pensions

Ricardo Flores, Georgette Gomez, Araceli Martinez and Sarah Saez take park in a District 9 City Council forum. | Photo Credit: Jamie Scott Lytle, Voice of San Diego By Ry Rivard Four years after voters closed the city’s public employee pension … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , | Comments Off on San Diego’s D9 City Council Candidates – All of Them – Want to Bring Back City Pensions

A San Diego Refugee and Real Estate Professional Talk Politics

By Megan Burks Mariam Ali recalls trying to rent an apartment when she arrived in San Diego 25 years ago after fleeing Somalia. She was receiving public housing assistance. “The white guy came and he was like, ‘Do you work?’ … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A San Diego Refugee and Real Estate Professional Talk Politics

Council District 9 Candidates: No to Stadium, Yes to Sanctuary City

Candidates for the San Diego City Council District 9 seat attend a League of Women Voters forum, April 27, 2016. Shown from left to right are Ricardo Flores, Georgette Gomez, Araceli Martinez and Sarah Saez. | Photo Credit: Claire Trageser … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Council District 9 Candidates: No to Stadium, Yes to Sanctuary City

Who’s the Establishment Candidate in San Diego Council District 9?

By Megan Burks The neighborhoods that make up San Diego’s City Council District 9 have stark differences. Low-income residents in City Heights and Southcrest share their council member with upper-middle class residents in Kensington and the College Area. The four … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Land Use, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Who’s the Establishment Candidate in San Diego Council District 9?

San Diego’s ‘Latino Empowerment District’ Could Get Its First Latino Rep

By Megan Burks In 2011, San Diego redrew its City Council districts and carved out a so-called “Latino Empowerment District.” The new line around City Heights, Kensington, the College Area and parts of southeastern San Diego netted a slight Latino … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on San Diego’s ‘Latino Empowerment District’ Could Get Its First Latino Rep

California Counts: Mobilizing The State’s Refugee Voters

Mariam Ali, a Somali refugee who lives in San Diego’s Teralta neighborhood, pours olive oil into a pot for alfredo sauce, Feb. 26, 2016. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks People up and … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on California Counts: Mobilizing The State’s Refugee Voters

Why Don’t More Californians Vote?

Debora Samuels, a volunteer with the San Diego Organizing Project, talks with KPBS Speak City Heights reporter Megan Burks about her work to get people registered to vote and to the polls in the City Heights. | Photo Credit: Nic … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Why Don’t More Californians Vote?

Councilwoman Marti Emerald: ‘It’s Time To Step Aside’

Video Credit: Nicholas McVicker, KPBS By Claire Trageser When San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald first ran for office in 2008, she saw it as switching from one form of advocacy to another. She’d spent 22 years as an investigative … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Councilwoman Marti Emerald: ‘It’s Time To Step Aside’

Emerald Wants Her Chief of Staff to Take Over San Diego Council Seat

Ricardo Flores, chief of staff to San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald, announces he will seek her council seat in District 9 next year, April 22, 2015. | Video Credit: Matt Bowler By Matt Bowler Councilwoman Marti Emerald officially endorsed on … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment