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The city of San Diego is streamlining its bidding process for public works projects to pay contractors faster and hire more engineers.

October's final week features public works projects and a mixed-use residential complex.


Faced with dwindling resources and rising demand for housing and business space, local governments need to put focus more on developing "holistic" planning for neighborhoods rather than randomly approving developments as they come along.


San Diego County will implement the final step of the 2008 plan that has consolidated rural fire companies into the San Diego County Fire Authority.

When legendary bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, his famous response was, “That’s where the money is.”

California had the fastest loan growth in the nation in the second quarter of 2014, with a 14 percent jump in lending spurred by commercial real estate and construction growth, particularly for multifamily housing, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve.


The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously approved a measure that should allow the city to continue to get state funds for construction projects, which have been under threat of voter-approved restrictions against requiring "project labor agreements" for construction contracts.

For the first time since early 2011, San Diego is in a Level 2 Drought Alert, as the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday night to enact the more restrictive drought status.


The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that it has concluded its review regarding a burglary and vandalism to Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s headquarters in May.

Alan Long announced Monday that he will step down as mayor of Murrieta following his arrest Thursday night on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing injury.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week will consider taking the third step of a plan developed in 2008 that consolidated several rural fire agencies under the San Diego County Fire Authority.

On the heels of a petition drive that blocked the San Diego City Council from raising the local minimum wage in January, the council Monday voted unanimously to put the proposal on the ballot in June 2016.


The Del Mar Design Review Board on Wednesday is slated to hear 10 requests for permitting to remodel different single-family homes.

The San Diego Association of Governments' Transportation Committee is planned to receive an update Friday on the $6.5 billion North Coast Corridor Project unanimously approved by the California Coastal Commission in August.


The California Solar Initiative ran out of funds for residential solar installations earlier this year, eliminating one way homeowners had been able to offset an installation's cost.

The San Diego County Library system was announced Thursday as the winner of a 2014 Digital Government Achievement Award from e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government.

A petition drive mounted by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and its allies has successfully halted a proposed increase in the local minimum wage, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters confirmed Thursday.

Former Carlsbad Mayor Claude "Bud" Lewis, who worked to bring everything from Legoland California to a desalination plant to the coastal city, has died. He was 83.

Campaign contributions to San Diego County's 52nd Congressional District have crossed the $10 million mark, making it one of the most expensive races in the country, according to data released Thursday by the Federal Election Commission.


U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was inspired by Hillary Clinton to enter public service, and Gillibrand wants to provide that same inspiration for other women.

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