SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego city officials on Thursday vowed to push ahead with redevelopment projects after Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to eliminate local redevelopment agencies fell one vote short in the state Assembly.
City Council President Tony Young said he would continue to search for ways to move forward with building a new sports stadium for the San Diego Chargers, expanding the downtown convention center and supporting the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation's plans for Valencia Business Park.
Young said he will work with Chargers officials and sports boosters to keep the team from moving to another city and will place an item on an upcoming City Council docket so "local residents, civic leaders and sports team owners can all huddle up and consider more plays to keep professional sports in San Diego."
If lawmakers vote to eliminate redevelopment agencies, "lawsuits galore are guaranteed," Young said.
"We will not stop demanding that the state retain redevelopment agencies and keep its hands off of our local tax dollars," he said. "I see every day, not only in my district but all around this city, how redevelopment agencies serve as effective economic engines."
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a facility that would allow homeless people to store their valuables.
Kevin Towers, the former San Diego Padres player, scout and executive, will be posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on May 12, the team announced Tuesday.
A flamingo that mysteriously appeared in the South Bay last month - like most people - seems to not want to leave San Diego.
Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year- old victim who was fatally injured while playing a "punching game" with an acquaintance in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.