Coalition says it has the signatures for a measure to roll back Proposition 13 protections for businesses | San Diego Union-Tribune

Forty years after the passage of the landmark Proposition 13 ballot initiative in California, a coalition of social justice organizations, labor unions, elected officials and other groups is working to roll back the part of that proposition that lets many businesses avoid steep increases in property taxes. Read Full Article by San Diego Union-Tribune

County approves largest budget in history, aims to help ‘most vulnerable’ | Rancho Santa Fe Review

On June 26, San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its largest budget ever: a $6.27 billion budget that includes increased commitments to mental health, homelessness and addiction services, breaking down barriers to success for those exiting the criminal justice system, increasing housing affordability and investing in neighborhoods and natural resources. Read Full Article…

Asian man and african-american woman speaking to audience during save PQ village rally

Planning Commission Vote Puts Profits Over People

Proposed Rancho Peñasquitos development disregards community plan zoning 332 families face displacement pending 2018 City Council decision SAN DIEGO – Today, residents and faith leaders from San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) urged the San Diego Planning Commission to protect Peñasquitos Village — the last remaining affordable housing in Rancho Peñasquitos. After public input, the Commission…