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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.

Mar 31, 2017

We thought we might have a year to breathe after the great Ballot Measure Blizzard of 2016.

We were wrong. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer this week submitted his official request to the City Council to put up a special election in November. His primary concern is a hotel-room tax increase to fund the expansion of the...

Mar 24, 2017

The Qualcomm Stadium site is up for grabs, and it's looking more and more like SoccerCity and San Diego State University are facing off over it.

The group of private investors who floated the SoccerCity ballot initiative have hired a flock of signature-gatherers working to get voters' support.

Meanwhile, SDSU this week...

Mar 17, 2017

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott says anyone running vacation rentals in San Diego isn't allowed within the city's current zoning rules.

In a memo released this week, Elliott clearly states that short-term vacation rentals are not allowed in residential or commercial areas. Her city attorney predecessors, however,...

Mar 11, 2017

SANDAG's faulty economic forecast system, which the agency knew about but didn't acknowledge until after Andrew Keatts revealed the problem, isn't the only thing that's been obscured from public view.

This week, Keatts reported that the agency in charge of regional transportation projects also hid the fact that the cost...

Mar 3, 2017

Home prices in San Diego are high, but that doesn't mean we're in the middle of a bubble that's about to burst – it's more complicated than that.

Rich Toscano, a financial adviser and housing market analyst, joined hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts to explain. He broke down the strangeness that's happening in San...