SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Mayor Jerry Sanders and other big city mayors are scheduled to meet with Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday to express their opposition to a plan to phase-out redevelopment agencies.
The agencies are funded with a portion of the taxes generated by their projects, so the governor wants to abolish them and use that money to help local governments balance their budgets.
Sanders and other San Diego leaders credit redevelopment with revitalizing downtown and spurring private investment in aging neighborhoods.
San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer said he doubts any money realized by closing the agencies would actually be returned to the cities, but instead disappear into the "black hole of Sacramento."
Sanders will meet the governor along with the mayors of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa; San Francisco, Edwin Lee; Sacramento, Kevin Johnson; Oakland, Jean Quan; Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido; San Jose, Chuck Reed; Fresno, Ashley Swearengin; and Anaheim, Tom Tait.
The mayors will also argue against plans to eliminate enterprise zones and restructure local services.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
Several good Samaritans, including a grandmother, disregarded their own safety today when they helped subdue and disarm a knife- waving man who attacked the driver of a bus full of schoolchildren in a rural neighborhood in southeastern San Diego County.
An animal known as the San Quintin Kangaroo rat and native to Baja California is back from the brink of extinction.
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis today encouraged those who haven't recently donated blood to consider scheduling an appointment.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is famous for its expansive habitats featuring African and Asian species. The all-new Walkabout Australia gives park guests a view into a new region of the world with interesting and unique species.