Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 10, 2013

At 9:45 this morning Governor Jerry Brown is in San Diego to sign legislation designed to give housing opportunities to veterans. The bill puts a $600 million dollar bond measure on the ballot for voter

California Coastal Commission is meeting this morning at 8:30 AM to talk about San Diego’s Convention Center Expansion. Some commission members are recommending saying no to the $520 million dollar project because it could limit San Diego Bay access. However Convention Center expansion propionates say the expansion will bring more events and money to the city.

Cyber security is on tap at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro and Gardens this morning at 7:45. Securing Out eCity is hosting “CyberFest 2013” a cyber-security symposium. They are talking about how we can all lead more secure cyber lives.

And tonight at 7 San Diego Natural History Museum the mammoths and mastodons of San Diego are the topic of a talk by paleontology curator Tom Demere.

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Governor Brown visits San Diego for bill-signing ceremony

Governor Brown visits San Diego for bill-signing ceremony


Governor-Jerry-BrownSAN DIEGO — California Gov. Jerry Brown will make a stop in San Diego Thursday.

He will be joined by local military veterans, state lawmakers and San Diego community leaders for a bill-signing ceremony at Veterans Village of San Diego.

Aides say he will be signing a bill aimed at improving the lives of California military veterans and their families.

Assembly Bill 639, which will put the issue before voters in June, will ask them to spend pre-approved bond money to provide rental housing and related services for veterans, instead of restricting the funds to only provide loan funds for veterans to buy single-family homes and farms.

The ballot measure would provide $600 million of previously authorized Department of Veterans Affairs bond funds to develop multi-family and transitional housing.

California has the largest number of military veterans in the entire country, but also the most homeless military veterans.

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SDPD officials provide update on staffing issues

SDPD officials provide update on staffing issues


[trib_ndn vid=25242718]SAN DIEGO – The attrition rate of officers in the San Diego Police Department has been lowered to eight per month, but the agency is still struggling to build up its ranks, Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Wednesday.

In a report to the City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee, Zimmerman said the attrition rate is down from 10 per month, despite the loss of 30 officers and 14 recruits since the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1.

San Diego Police DepartmentThe SDPD is budgeted for 1,977 officers, and employs 1,841 – with 82 of those in field training or academies, she said.

“We are currently 136 officers below our budgeted staffing,” said Zimmerman.

Numerous SDPD officers have been lured to nearby law enforcement agencies for several years now by higher take-home pay and better benefits.

Police Chief William Lansdowne said the competition for officers is fierce.

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