I took a real vacation and paid only a little attention to the political world and made no attempt to blog. It was worthwhile to re-unite with my oldest son and enjoy some of God’s creation and some good man-made stuff too. Mrs. Daddy and I loved the colder and wetter weather we encountered, not typical of Arizona, we hit the trails to enjoy the local beauty of Sedona, AZ.
In the meantime other San Diegans kept up the good work on keeping tabs on our state and local government.
- Dean posted his latest entry in the long running saga of the California high speed rail debacle. Was Judge Kenney’s ruling that funding must halt and that the High-Speed Rail Authority had abused its discretion a death blow? Read and judge for yourself. The U-T has the full story.
- Felipe Monroig, president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, has done a public service by pointing out that the so-called linkage fee revenue isn’t spent on affordable housing for the working poor, as the council debate would lead you to believe. The Voice of San Diego’s in depth analysis of the issue is also a public service. Bottom line, most of the money goes to the homeless, not affordable housing for the working poor.
- The U-T reports that San Diego home prices increases are slowing. This is good news. All of the conditions that caused the housing bubble and subsequent collapse in 2008 are still present. Artificially high housing prices are not healthy for the economy.
- College Insurrection reports on how the ACA is affecting students at SDSU, bottom line: unintended consequences are not making health care more affordable.