LimeBike greases San Diego palms

What council member Scott Sherman directed the outgoing auditor to look for was resistance to development. He proposed consolidating neighborhood groups down to six so that, for example, people from Bankers Hill would make decisions about liquor stores in Encanto - and vice versa. That's fewer neighborhood planning groups than city council districts. So if all they found was that volunteers who donate time aren't great at keeping complex, pristine records, and they had to develop that into a narrative, well, duh. They'd find the same things in most volunteer groups and some city departments. Under departed auditor Edward Luna, auditing staff seemed to be signaling they weren't seeing the irrational resistance to development that Sherman wanted them to find. There's a recorded meeting where someone from the auditor's office tells Community Planners their groups could stop trying to gather the mountain of records the office had requested - and now they're being criticized for not producing records! Disclosure: I go to no less than 75 different planning group meetings a year as a reporter and am now on a planning group in my neighborhood. Our notes are thorough and beautifully written (not by me.)
— January 2, 2019 11:44 p.m.

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