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October 7, 2007 | Steven P. Erie and Norma Damashek, Steven P. Erie, professor of political science at UC San Diego, is completing "Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Political Turmoil in San Diego." Norma Damashek is vice president of the San Diego League of Women Voters.
Nothing better illustrates the politics, power structure and civic maturity of a city than charter reform. A charter is a city's constitution. It allocates authority at city hall and sets out rules by which interest groups gain access and influence city government. San Diego is considering rewriting its charter to make permanent a "strong mayor" system that only last year began its five-year trial run. You might ask, why so fast?
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October 7, 2007 | Steven P. Erie and Norma Damashek, Steven P. Erie, professor of political science at UC San Diego, is completing "Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Political Turmoil in San Diego." Norma Damashek is vice president of the San Diego League of Women Voters.
Nothing better illustrates the politics, power structure and civic maturity of a city than charter reform. A charter is a city's constitution. It allocates authority at city hall and sets out rules by which interest groups gain access and influence city government. San Diego is considering rewriting its charter to make permanent a "strong mayor" system that only last year began its five-year trial run. You might ask, why so fast?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2000
State Sen. Steve Peace (D-San Diego) says California has saddled itself with far too much local and regional government over the years, and he has a plan to reverse the trend. He points out that in addition to traditional cities, counties and school districts, there are transportation agencies and air pollution control, port and water districts and more, some 7,000 such California bodies altogether. Their overlapping jurisdictions and duties often lead to local power struggles and pure gridlock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six California urban centers rank among the nation's 20 most traffic-choked regions, with the Los Angeles-Orange County area once again topping the list, according to a new study from the Texas Transportation Institute. The survey showed that San Francisco-Oakland jumped over the Seattle-Everett area of Washington to claim the dubious distinction of having the second-worst traffic delays in the nation in 1999, the last year studied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Wadie P. Deddeh (D-Bonita) has one of the worst absentee records in the Legislature, missing 43% of the votes he could have cast during the 1989-90 legislative session, a computer analysis shows. And Sen. William A. Craven, who suffers from periodic bouts with the flu and pneumonia, is only slightly better when it comes to missing roll calls: The Oceanside Republican failed to answer "aye" or "nay" 35% of the time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six California urban centers rank among the nation's 20 most traffic-choked regions, with the Los Angeles-Orange County area once again topping the list, according to a new study from the Texas Transportation Institute. The survey showed that San Francisco-Oakland jumped over the Seattle-Everett area of Washington to claim the dubious distinction of having the second-worst traffic delays in the nation in 1999, the last year studied.
NEWS
November 6, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several hundred protesters, most of them African American or Latino, were accompanied by former Mayor Maureen O'Connor as they staged a downtown march Friday to demand an emergency session of the City Council to discuss the fatal police shooting of former pro football player Demetrius Dubose. "I have read the 300-page report," said O'Connor, referring to the district attorney's investigation that concluded this week that the shooting was justified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1991
Open Closed San Diego Government offices * Lakes * Metered parking free Miramar landfill * Montgomery landfill * Recreation centers * Trash collection * County Government offices * Landfills * Libraries * Parks * Courts Municipal and Superior * Federal * Federal offices * Post office * State offices * Stock Exchange *
BUSINESS
August 10, 1989
* M/A-COM has signed a definitive agreement to sell its San Diego-based Government Systems Division to a group of the division's current and former managers for about $70 million. The division, a manufacturer of telecommunications products, accounted for about 15% of M/A-COM's $424.2 million in sales last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Border Patrol has discovered another illegal tunnel under construction at the U.S.-Mexico border, probably intended for use by drug smugglers. The tunnel, 6 feet high and 4 feet wide, was discovered on property owned by the San Diego County government three miles west of the San Ysidro border crossing. The tunnel is about 65 feet long, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2000
State Sen. Steve Peace (D-San Diego) says California has saddled itself with far too much local and regional government over the years, and he has a plan to reverse the trend. He points out that in addition to traditional cities, counties and school districts, there are transportation agencies and air pollution control, port and water districts and more, some 7,000 such California bodies altogether. Their overlapping jurisdictions and duties often lead to local power struggles and pure gridlock.
NEWS
November 6, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several hundred protesters, most of them African American or Latino, were accompanied by former Mayor Maureen O'Connor as they staged a downtown march Friday to demand an emergency session of the City Council to discuss the fatal police shooting of former pro football player Demetrius Dubose. "I have read the 300-page report," said O'Connor, referring to the district attorney's investigation that concluded this week that the shooting was justified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Wadie P. Deddeh (D-Bonita) has one of the worst absentee records in the Legislature, missing 43% of the votes he could have cast during the 1989-90 legislative session, a computer analysis shows. And Sen. William A. Craven, who suffers from periodic bouts with the flu and pneumonia, is only slightly better when it comes to missing roll calls: The Oceanside Republican failed to answer "aye" or "nay" 35% of the time.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2002 | Ronald D. White
Tenet Healthcare Corp. shares fell 10% a day after federal agents raided a California medical center owned by the second-biggest U.S. hospital chain. Shares of the Santa Barbara-based company fell $1.69 to $15.35 on the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. agents Thursday served search warrants and sealed off offices at Tenet's Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
The numbers released by the city's leading pension hawk were meant to shock: a retired assistant city attorney with an annual pension of $307,758; a chief librarian receiving $234,091; an 80% increase in the last two years in the number of retired city employees with pensions of more than $100,000. "At a time when roads are falling apart, services are being cut and private-sector taxpayers are facing difficult economic realities, these pension payouts are simply offensive," Councilman Carl DeMaio, a candidate for mayor, said at a news conference last week.
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