San Diego

[San Diego County] San Diego Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Measure J — Here’s What It Took To Get There

Blog note: this opinion piece references a grand jury report.

More than 85 percent of the San Diegans who voted Tuesday on Measure J approved it. That means billions of dollars in city contracts, purchases, sales and leases with private companies will become more transparent. Again.

It’s a long story.

Measure J was on the ballot because inewsource spent more than two years reporting that the city was ignoring its own charter — and had been for more than 24 years.

[San Diego County] Morning Report: Hep A Reviews Continue

The after-action reviews of San Diego’s handling of the hepatitis A crisis continue a year after city and county leaders scrambled to respond to the deadly outbreak.

A state audit of local governments’ response is ongoing.

And Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week delivered a response to a critical San Diego County Grand Jury report that concluded a lack of coordination between the city and the county delayed responses that might have stemmed the spread of the deadly outbreak.

[San Diego County] Morning Report: Hep A Reviews Continue

The after-action reviews of San Diego’s handling of the hepatitis A crisis continue a year after city and county leaders scrambled to respond to the deadly outbreak.

A state audit of local governments’ response is ongoing.

And Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week delivered a response to a critical San Diego County Grand Jury report that concluded a lack of coordination between the city and the county delayed responses that might have stemmed the spread of the deadly outbreak.

[San Diego County] Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the streets and homeless camps of San Diego last year, claiming 20 lives and sickening hundreds of others before it was corralled, $170 million in special funding for mentally ill people sat in a county bank account.

So much Mental Health Services Act revenue piled up, San Diego County collected more than $12 million in interest from the unspent cash.

[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.