A sharply divided San Diego City Council voted 6-3 this week to approve the first major housing project along the new Morena Boulevard trolley line despite concerns the project isn’t dense enough and includes no low-income units. Click on link or image above for article.
After much speculation and suspense, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has decided to no longer pursue a special election this year for an initiative to finance a convention center expansion, homeless services and road repairs. It will go before voters in 2020. Click on image or link above for article.
From a hyperloop to self-driving cars to charging drivers for every mile they drive, SANDAG’s new executive director, Hasan Ikhrata, is willing to talk about transportation in a way that hasn’t been seen at the powerful regional agency. But he’s been careful not to commit to anything concrete. Click on image or link for article.
Will San Diego finally get a transit connection to the airport? SANDAG is leading an effort to get a Grand Central station built on the Navy’s SPAWAR property. Click on image or link above for article.
The state’s outgoing fire chief urges officials to stop building in fire-prone areas, government-run energy agencies are subsidizing rates to stay competitive and more in our biweekly roundup of environmental news.