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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Could All-Latino Slate Motivate Higher Voter Turnout in City Heights?

By Claire Trageser For years, one wealthy and mostly white San Diego neighborhood has effectively decided who represents an entire City Council district — a district that’s 50 percent Latino. The Kensington neighborhood wields the power in District 9 because … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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La Nueva Visión Para el Distrito 9

“Es acerca de empoderamiento, es el mensaje que llevamos a todas las comunidades que servimos, esta es tu comunidad, tienes el derecho de sentirte seguro en ella.” -Marti Emerald, Distrito 9 Por Rebecca Castrejón “Porque nuestro Distrito cuenta con tantas … Continue reading

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