UPDATED… El Cajon: Councilman Ben Kalasho commences possible legal battle over city’s voting districts

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This was originally posted May 26 with the letter from Ben Kalasho’s attorney. It was updated May 28 to include Kalasho’s Facebook post about the City Council vote. El Cajon is one of several cities throughout the state in the process of implementing voting districts for members of the city council, largely to fend off probable lawsuits under voting rights …

A move to right the ship at SANDAG

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After about two weeks of little more more than “shoulda-knowns” coming out of SANDAG, as well as Chairman Ron Roberts in essence telling his fellow board members during the organization’s recent annual retreat that there’s nothing more to see and he has things under control, a group of elected officials is stepping up and taking appropriate action on the organization’s …

Former Assemblyman Brian Jones appointed (back) to Santee City Council

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After wading — or whittling — through 40 applicants, the Santee City Council reached a decision at 12:15 a.m. this morning, appointing former Councilman and recently termed-out State Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-71) to a vacant seat. The council voted 3-1 in favor of Jones, with newest Councilmember Stephen Houlahan in opposition. “I’m honored to be selected to fill the city …

SDUT: WikiLeaks emails show Fletcher suggested attendance attack on Rubio, though it was ‘painful’ for himself

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Since Nathan Fletcher used to write for SD Rostra, we always like to keep up with how our peeps are doing. The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that the latest Wikileaks email dump shows Fletcher sent an email to the Hillary Clinton campaign offering advice on how to deal with Senator Marco Rubio. Citing his own poor attendance record in the …