Author Archives: Chula Vista Issues

Political Sign Blight

Political season brings a lot of garbage. It brings garbage to our televisions via political attack ads, to our mailboxes via mailers and to our neighborhoods via political yard signs. The latter are called political yard signs because that is … Continue reading

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Poster Child for Bad Planning

Vista del Mar (“View of the Ocean”) is a condominium project being developed on the corner of Third Avenue and K Street on the west side of Chula Vista. The project will consist of about 70 condominiums with a very … Continue reading

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Chula Vista’s Guide to Understanding Pokémon GO

  Pokémon GO is this year’s Angry Birds with a HUGE twist – the difference is that players have to play the game in the real world. To say that this game is popular is a bit of an understatement. What … Continue reading

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Chula Vista’s Half-Cent Tax: Going About the Problem the Wrong Way

This November, the city of Chula Vista will be putting a measure on the ballot to impose an additional half-cent sales tax for ten years. With a 4-1 vote (Councilmember John McCann voted in opposition), the measure will head to … Continue reading

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Bonds are Like Manure: We Still Owe $1.4 Billion in Bond Debt (Part 2) 

(See Part 1) What Are Bonds? Pure and simple, bonds are loans that government entities (like cities and school districts) take out that taxpayers pay via their property taxes. These loans are usually needed because the entity would like to … Continue reading

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Bonds are Like Manure: The Flood Gates are Opening (Part 1)

Do you smell that? Do you smell something that smells like fertilizer? You should. It’s the smell that bonds put out and the city of Chula Vista, Sweetwater Union High School District (“SUHSD”) and Southwestern College (“SWC”) are all testing … Continue reading

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Chula Vista Library 2.0

When you think of your local library, you normally think books, right? How about a museum? Or, how about a high-tech lab for students? These are things you normally don’t expect to find at a library but you will soon … Continue reading

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