Tag Archives: Center on Policy Initiatives

Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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Report: Nearly 500,000 Working San Diegans Have No Paid Sick-Leave

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico It’s still flu-season in San Diego, and many businesses tell employees to stay home if they’re feeling sick to keep the workplace healthy. But what if you’re not paid when you take … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost to Raise A Family in San Diego?

Peter Brownell, research director, Center for Policy Initiatives, speaks with KPBS Evening Edition’s Peggy Pico about the cost of living in San Diego. By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge, Patty Lane and Peggy Pico An analysis by the California Budget Project … Continue reading

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The People’s Budget: An Interview With Christie Hill

Christie Hill | Photo via Twitter By Andrew Keatts Each year, San Diego’s adopted budget brings calls from groups of underfunded and overfunded programs, evidence of priorities out of whack at City Hall. One group in town is looking to … Continue reading

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New City Policy Could Spread the Infrastructure Love

A swath of land along Home Avenue in City Heights has been fenced off since the city said it would build a park there more than a decade ago ago. | Photo Credit: Bianca Bruno By Megan Burks San Diego’s … Continue reading

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Report Shows Local Economy Recovering, But Many Children Still Living in Poverty

By Erik Anderson, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Peggy Pico The median household income of residents in the San Diego metropolitan area held steady between 2011 and 2012, but the percentage of people living in poverty dipped slightly over the … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Ways Communities Can Lobby for Infrastructure

Ryan Jackson, 19, took two buses and his skateboard to a community planning training hosted by the Community Budget Alliance. He says he wanted to find out how to bring more transportation options to his Skyline Hills neighborhood. | Photo … Continue reading

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