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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.

Dec 15, 2017

There's a leadership vacuum in San Diego, something that was made painfully clear this week when absolutely nothing was decided after a 10-hour City Council meeting Tuesday that was supposed to provide clarity – finally – on vacation rentals.

Hundreds of people showed up to voice their support or concerns about...

Dec 8, 2017

Sue Hopkins lives in a part of Clairemont that's filled with vacation rentals. She said raucous weekend weddings, late-night conversations and the sound of roller suitcases on the sidewalks outside her home are persistent nuisances.

But before the City Council votes Tuesday on how to regulate the short-term vacation...

Dec 2, 2017

East Village is exploding with growth.

Dozens of projects are planned or under construction in the neighborhood just east of downtown, some of which are part of an area dubbed the IDEA District – envisioned as a home for innovation, design, education and the arts.

Conceived by David Malmuth and Pete Garcia six years...

Nov 3, 2017

Despite representing different geographic areas and coming from different parties, the SANDAG board often votes in lockstep even on the most controversial issues. Many board members say that's because they rely on the SANDAG staff to lay out issues and recommendations. But that doesn't always go well.

At a SANDAG board...

Oct 27, 2017

Next year's ballot might be bananas.

The California Supreme Court made a bombshell ruling a few months ago that could lead to a bevy of tax increase proposals floated during the 2018 election. The ruling suggests that if a group of citizens in California gathers enough signatures to get a tax measure on the...