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With the mayoral election at hand, San Diego is potentially on the brink of a new era of reform, rebuilding and redirection. Considering this a moment of extraordinary opportunity, what are your three best visionary ideas about the future of San Diego the next mayor should keep in mind as he or she prepares to govern the city?
Responses: Nov. 4 | Nov. 2
The Daily Transcript put the following question to mayoral candidates Donna Frye and Jerry Sanders: What are the three most important things you have learned during the campaign about the challenges of governing San Diego, and how will you apply those lessons learned as mayor if you are elected?
Responses: Mayoral Candidates
A debate has arisen in San Diego County communities over the rezoning of properties from industrial to "mixed-use"- where residential and commercial uses co-locate. Proponents want to increase the housing supply. Opponents note the shortage of commercially zoned land and argue that co-location will lead to conflicts and the restricting of activities in which existing businesses can engage. Is co-location a viable land-use policy? If so, where in your community does co-location make sense and why?
Responses: Nov. 1 | Oct. 31 | Oct. 28 | Oct. 26 | Oct. 25
In your reading of the San Diego City Charter what do you believe is the legally correct and proper role for the city attorney in the affairs of the city?
Responses: Mayoral Candidates | Oct. 26 | Oct. 24 | Oct. 21
In your reading of the San Diego City Charter what do you believe is the legally correct and proper role for the city attorney in the affairs of the city?
Responses: Oct. 21 | Mayoral Candidates | Oct. 19
What should be the priorities for the next mayor with regard to the financing of the city's pension deficit, the funding of long-delayed infrastructure maintenance and the continued operation of core city services?
Responses: Oct. 18 | Oct. 17 | Oct. 14 | Mayoral Candidates | Oct. 12
What role, if any, should voters play in resolving the city's financial crisis?
Responses: Oct. 18 | Oct. 10
Assuming the airport could be moved to any appropriate site in the county -- such as existing civilian or military airport sites or available open space -- where would you recommend the airport be relocated and why?
Responses: Oct. 17 | Oct. 12 | Oct. 11 | Oct. 7 | Oct. 5 | Oct. 4
The Daily Transcript put this question to mayoral candidates Donna Frye and Jerry Sanders: As mayor, what specific steps will you take to address the supply of affordable housing in San Diego?
Responses: Oct. 6 | Sep. 13 | Sep. 12 | Sep. 9 | Sep. 8
What specific role, if any, should the business community play in assisting elected leaders and city of San Diego's professional staff in dealing with the city's financial crisis?
Responses: Oct. 3 | Sep. 27
The Daily Transcript put this question to mayoral candidates Donna Frye and Jerry Sanders: What three issues, other than the pension crisis, would you, as the next mayor of San Diego, make as top priorities after taking office? What specific actions would you take with each of these three priorities to meaningfully address the issues they represent?
Responses: Sep. 29
San Diego is moving to a strong mayor form of government. As a result the City Council will soon be electing a presiding officer. What should be the top three priorities of the new council presiding officer?
Responses: Oct. 3 | Sep. 30 | Sep. 28 | Sep. 27 | Sep. 26
It has been proposed that the City of San Diego sell some of its land assets to pay off a portion of the unfunded pension liability. What would you advise the city do in regards to this proposal?
Responses: Sep. 26 | Sep. 23
What should local governments make as their top three priorities for improving and upgrading the transportation infrastructure (roads and streets, public mass transit, rail, air transportation and the Port of San Diego) in San Diego County?
Responses: Sep. 22
Under the plan being considered by the City Council, the next mayor of San Diego will not play a role in the city's redevelopment process. What are the specific implications of removing the mayor as a participant in the redevelopment of San Diego?
Responses: Sep. 28 | Sep. 22 | Sep. 21
Recent News: Redevelopment
"Should the cities of San Diego County use a combination of eminent domain and rezoning as public policy tools to achieve higher density development in their communities?"
Responses: Sep. 23 | Sep. 20 | Sep. 19
Recent News: Eminent Domain
Do you support the city's involvement in the construction of a new football stadium at the Qualcomm Stadium site if that involvement includes the uncompensated use of city-owned lands by the developers of the project?
Responses: Sep. 19 | Sep. 16 | Sep. 15
Recent News: Qualcomm Redevelopment
Is the city's recently passed gas gouging bill responsible public policy?
Responses: Sep. 14 | Sep. 13
Recent News: Gas Gouging
What three issues, other than the pension crisis, should the next mayor of San Diego make as top priorities after taking office?
Responses: Sep. 7
What five initial actions should the new city administration take to restore confidence in an open and transparent government?
Responses: Sep. 6
What five initial actions should the new city administration take to remedy financial problems facing San Diego?
Responses: Sep. 2

Current city employees have already earned their promised salaries, raises and pension benefits.

Re: "New state law could crimp fax practices," The Daily Transcript, Oct. 26, Source Code: 20051025tba

Re: George Chamberlin, "Fair Tax concept getting a long look by reform panel," Oct. 14, The Daily Transcript.


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