San Diego

[San Diego County] Lawsuit Challenging SD Unified Elections Seeks To Invalidate This Year’s Board Races

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

Various groups have pushed for changes to San Diego Unified School Board elections over the years. Now, one is looking to force reform through the courts.

Parents for Quality Education has filed a lawsuit alleging the district’s election process violates the California Voting Rights Act. The 2001 law prohibits citywide elections if they are shown to dilute the vote of minority communities.

[San Diego County] San Diego boosting transparency of marketing deals in response to grand jury

San Diego is boosting the transparency and conflict-of-interest policies of its corporate marketing program, which city officials say has generated $27 million since 1999.

The changes are in response to a county grand jury report that said it’s impossible to evaluate the program because of poor record-keeping and a failure to distinguish actual revenue from other contributions by businesses, such as providing equipment.

[San Diego County] City Officials Respond To Grand Jury Report On Stadium Revenues

A recent grand jury report says San Diego continues to lose money on the management of the San Diego County Credit Union stadium in Mission Valley. A city council subcommittee responded to that report on Wednesday.

The city was hoping that when the Chargers moved to Los Angeles, it would finally be able to make money on the stadium. Because of agreements with the Chargers, most of the money that had been made through advertising, concession, parking and ticket sales went to the team.

[San Diego County] Activists protest food quality, social-justice issues outside Kearny Mesa juvenile hall

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

The leaders of two community advocacy groups picketed outside the Kearny Mesa juvenile hall on Friday to protest the quality of food served inside. They asked county supervisors to come and eat one of the meals, but the invitation was not accepted.