Episode image

San Diego News Update Oct 4: Sports Arena Housing, El Cajon Granny Flats, Escondido Cannabis

John Riley Project

Episode   ·  0 Play

Episode  ·  1:26:27  ·  Oct 4, 2023


The Midway Rising project at the site of the San Diego Sports Arena has changed their plan on housing and San Diego City Council representatives are angry! We also discuss El Cajon ADUs, Escondido Cannabis, new CA Senator Laphonza Butler, and Gavin Newsom vetoing UE benefits for striking workers. It’s Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Midway Rising Dumps Middle Income Homes, Hotel The San Diego Sports Arena construction project now has a few changes. Due to mortgage rates and other economic conditions, they are dropping 2,500 “middle income” housing units and replacing them with “market rate” housing. What do you think? Is this a betrayal of the deal made with the City of San Diego? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-10-02/midway-rising-scraps-hotel-and-middle-income-homes-from-sports-arena-project El Cajon Housing Crisis Fix? Mayor Bill Wells and the City Council have a plan to expand Granny Flats, aka Accessory Dwelling Units. This should be a great program to provide more affordable housing, right? Their plan will only benefit 6 property owners. Why not just deregulate construction? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/el-cajon/story/2023-10-02/el-cajon-approves-600-000-for-adu-loan-program-to-increase-affordable-living-options California Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes Unemployment Pay for Striking Workers Should striking workers be eligible for Unemployment Benefits? Gavin Newsom vetoed a plan to do just that, but not for the reasons you might think. https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/09/30/gov-newsom-vetoes-bill-offering-unemployment-pay-to-strikers/ Escondido Considers Cannabis Tax, Hotel Tax, Parcel Tax There is trouble with the City of Escondido’s budget. They need to raise revenue and/or reduce expenses to erase their structural deficit. The city is conducting a survey to see if locals would consider allowing cannabis dispensaries so the city can enjoy a special tax. They are also considering a Transient Occupancy Tax and a Parcel Tax. Escondido voters have already rejected a Sales Tax increase. https://thecoastnews.com/escondido-survey-to-gauge-public-interest-in-cannabis-other-taxes/ Laphonza Butler to replace Dianne Feinstein as California Senator Laphonza who? This progressive activist has been appointed by Gavin Newsom to replace the recently deceased Dianne Feinstein. It seems that we hear she is Black, a woman, and LGTBQ well before we understand her background and experience. What exactly should qualify a candidate for this position? https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/california/calmatters/how-laphonza-butler-could-reshape-californias-senate-race/509-e5a18788-0d58-43a0-b78c-e252d108d608 San Diego Community Forum California Bullet Train $20/hr minimum wage Government Grocery Stores Automation Thomas Sowell San Diego Taxi vs Uber #SanDiego #midwayrising #sportsarena #marnivonwilpert #elcajon #grannyflat #adu #billwells #uber #yellowcab #minimumwage #california #fastfood #bullettrain #gavinnewsom #unemployment #escondido #cannabis #danewhite #gavinnewsom #diannefeinstein #laphonzabutler #barbaralee #katieporter #adamschiff #poway Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube,

1h 26m 27s  ·  Oct 4, 2023

© 2023 Blubrry (OG)