Briefs, Calendar and Opinion

News Briefs – Dec. 8, 2017

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, News | No Comments


On Dec. 1, SANDAG’s Service Bureau released its completed traffic study of the SoccerCity development proposed for the San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Stadium site. The report, which was requested by proponents and opponents of SoccerCity, forecasts how the plan affects travel to, from and within the site.

News Briefs – Nov. 10, 2017

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion | No Comments


In an 8-1 vote on Oct. 30, the City Council approved the long-contested Franklin Ridge Road connector.

The approved roadway will connect Mission Valley and Serra Mesa through a 460-foot-long connector. This roadway will be placed between Phyllis Place in Serra Mesa and the intersection of Via Alta and Franklin Ridge Road in the Civita development in Mission Valley.

Guest editorial: Mission Valley construction

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, Guest Editorial | 2 Comments

By Steve Rodriguez

We are about to witness a change of biblical proportions in Mission Valley! Construction around the Friars Road/state Route 163 interchange has begun and will continue for the next two years.

Unfortunately, some Mission Valley residents are complaining about the hassles to be caused by the upcoming construction. They decry, “Why must we have to put up with all that construction noise and the traffic cones redirecting traffic, as well as the expected road and lane closures?”

Guest Editorial: Should environmentalists be hopeful?

By Colleen Cochran

Can the city of San Diego become the national leader on clean power?

San Diego’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is an important mechanism the city can use to achieve its Climate Action Plan. The overarching goal of this plan is to proactively address environmental concerns so as to ensure a livable and vibrant San Diego for future generations. Through this program, the city will reach for 100 percent renewable energy usage by 2035.

Guest Editorial: Delivery services are the answer to San Diego’s cannabis problems

By Elizabeth Wilhelm

Looking around our city, you would hardly know that marijuana will be legally sold here starting in January.

Due to delays and inaction by city government, San Diego could be the California city least prepared for legal cannabis retail. This is mainly because there are still around 300 unregulated cannabis delivery services active within the city. Most of them pay regular business taxes, and some do not. None will have a chance at legitimization unless the City Council acts soon.

News Briefs – Aug. 11, 2017

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, News | No Comments

Mid-Coast Trolley construction underway As part of the construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley extension, trees along Morena Boulevard between Tonopah Avenue and Asher Street were removed during the first week of August. Upon completion of construction of the new trolley line, trees and other types of vegetation will be replanted along Morena Boulevard, SANDAG reported.