AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 1, 2013

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Today is May Day and for San Diego that means immigration activists and labor leaders are taking to the streets this afternoon at 2:00. They will march from San Diego’s Civic Center Plaza in downtown to Chicano Park under the famous Coronado Bridge. The marchers are rallying for immigration reform. At 3:00 PM there is a similarly themed rally in Vista at the Vista Courthouse.

For San Diego politics two big things on the agenda.

First the City Council is starting a review of Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed $2.75 billion budget. The big item of contention is the delay of infrastructure bonds, meaning the city won’t be able to pay for pot holes and other infrastructure things to be fixed.

The second big item on the City Council’s agenda for 2:00 PM is the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee thinking about banning retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits. This amendment to the municipal code would make it illegal to buy those pets from pet shops unless that dog, cat, or rabbit comes from a “city or county animal shelter or animal control agency, a humane society or a nonprofit rescue organization.

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This morning at 11:00 AM the guy that runs the recently raided marijuana collective One on One Patients Association is talking to the press. Kenneth Cole, President of the collective says he is following state and local laws. He will be at the now closed collective at 11:00 AM in downtown San Diego at 923 6th Avenue.

Mayor Bob Filner is trying to get the Olympics to come to San Diego. His idea is to have San Diego and Tijuana host the event in 2024. However the International Olympic Committee says that their rules may prohibit the event to be hosted bi-nationally. But Filner says he is “undaunted”.

Southern California Edison says it is going to consider closing one or both of the reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The UT San Diego reports that in an conference call Edison made the announcement blaming rinsing costs linked to the reactors 15-month long outage.

At 9:00 AM at the San Diego County Office of Education the state Department of Education is continuing to meet about school performance and testing. Local law enforcement is honoring those they have lost in the line of duty today at noon at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

And finally today is the start of National Bike Month. Local leaders including the Mayor are going to a ride bike from 401 B St. to the County Administration Center beginning at 9:00 AM.

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