Tag Archives: District 9

City Heights, Kensington and Their Surrounding Environs: Explained

By Andrew Donohue The City Council’s Ninth District has four distinctive groups of neighborhoods. There’s City Heights, Kensington/Talmadge, the College Area around San Diego State and three southeastern San Diego neighborhoods — Mount Hope, Southcrest and Mountain View. They all … Continue reading

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City Heights Candidate, Council Reps Get Labor Report Card

By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico and Claire Trageser   Five of the eight members of the San Diego City Council were given failing grades by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council yesterday for their stances on 24 key issues. City … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Guide to Mateo Camarillo

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Andrew Donohue This isn’t a job that Mateo Camarillo really wanted. If he’d had his way, in fact, he wouldn’t even be a resident of the newest San Diego City Council district. As the Redistricting … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Guide to Marti Emerald

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Andrew Donohue One thing Marti Emerald wants to make clear: she’s not a carpetbagger. District 9 moved to her; she didn’t move to District 9. When her husband died last year, she said she went … Continue reading

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Where Being Able to Vote (and Cross the Street) Is a Big Deal

Ernestina Diaz has lived in the United States for 34 years and is studying to take the citizenship test. She hopes to be able to vote by November. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Andrew Donohue The story of Ernestina … Continue reading

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Covering the Basics: What the Candidates Say About Utilities Rates

By Megan Burks Covering the basics—a home with running water and working electricity—has gotten increasingly more difficult for San Diego families, especially those in Mid-City. Residents have endured several years of water rate increases approved by City Council to keep … Continue reading

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The City’s Growing Bike Contingent: What the Candidates for District 9 Say

By Megan Burks San Diego’s growing bike contingent is becoming a game-changer in local politics. A group many may have expected to hold liberal views is being courted by Republican mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher. And cyclists are softening to his … Continue reading

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Improving Mid-City Transit: What the Candidates for District 9 Say

By Megan Burks Last week, a group of City Heights advocates surveying sidewalk conditions along University Avenue stopped for respite under the awnings of a sprawling, block-long bus stop over Interstate 15. Maria Cortez walked straight to the drinking fountains … Continue reading

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Developing the Boulevard: What the Candidates for District 9 Say

By Megan Burks Last week, we asked the candidates for City Council District 9 how they would ensure development keeps pace in City Heights despite the end of redevelopment agencies. This time, we wanted to know what kinds of development … Continue reading

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Sustaining Urban Renewal: What the Candidates for District 9 Say

By Megan Burks California’s redevelopment agencies–the city and regional groups that planned and paid for urban renewal–had to pack up their desks Feb. 1. With the state budget squeezed, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers plan to distribute their funding … Continue reading

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