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The Voice of San Diego Podcast

VOSD’s Friday roundup of the past week’s news in brief, featuring interviews with special guests and more.

Jun 30, 2017

Things got tense at City Hall this week.

Earlier this week when four San Diego City Council members asked Council President Myrtle Cole to docket a discussion about declaring the land under and around Qualcomm Stadium “surplus” land.

FS Investors, the group behind the SoccerCity initiative, then released a...


Jun 23, 2017

The City Council might have voted against holding a special election in 2017, but SoccerCity isn't dead.

Instead of outright approving the proposal to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium site, the City Council chose this week to put the plan on the 2018 November ballot.

FS Investors, the private investment group behind...


Jun 16, 2017

In the first half of the show, Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts discuss urban design in Germany, the power change and struggle in San Diego politics and the seemingly ominous fate for SoccerCity. In the second half, Lewis and Keatts are joined by Michael Zucchet, new to the Port Commission, about the FBI raid and court...


Jun 9, 2017

San Diego learned this week about the incredible power of the mayor.

At a City Council meeting Monday, the mayor's proposed budget included $5 million for a special election in November. Voters would potentially weigh in on two big land-use issues – the expansion of the Convention Center and the future of the...


Jun 2, 2017

Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to hold a special election in November, but this week opposition to the idea came out in force.

The special election ballot would likely include the mayor's proposal to hike the hotel tax to pay for a Convention Center expansion and increased homeless services and road repairs, plus the