SAN DIEGO (CNS) - City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and the two leaders of the San Diego City Council were expected Thursday to discuss plans for implementing Proposition B -- the pension overhaul measure approved by voters in Tuesday's election.
Goldsmith will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday with council President Tony Young and President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer.
"We cannot allow what happened with managed competition, a four-year delay of a voter initiative, to happen to Proposition B," Goldsmith said.
Managed competition, in which certain municipal functions are put out to competitive bidding between private companies and city department employees, was adopted by voters in 2006 but wasn't put into effect until 2010. A few competitive bids have since been completed, with city workers winning each of them.
Proposition B, approved by two-thirds of the voters, seeks to hold down the city's rising pension costs by giving most new employees 401(k)-style plans and limiting for five years the money that workers use to calculate their pension payouts to base compensation.
Young told City News Service Tuesday night that he planned to place Proposition B on next week's City Council agenda for discussion.
The initiative was opposed by organized labor, which promised legal action. A hearing on a lawsuit filed against the measure before the election is scheduled for a hearing in about two weeks.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.