National University System Institute for Policy Research

Not Realistic to Invest in Chargers
December 15, 2009 - In a post last week, Scott Lewis advocated that the Chargers, in exchange for large taxpayer support of a new stadium, offer the city or residents an equity stake in the team. Continue reading »
A Year-End Review of San Diego's Small Business Climate
December 2, 2009 - As 2009 comes to a close, it's worth taking a closer look at how decisions from San Diego City Hall have impacted small business owners over the last eleven months. Fine-tuning our economic engine for long-term growth will require local lawmakers to be responsive and deferential to those in the trenches of today's economic storm. Continue reading »
Job Creation: The First Priority at City Hall
November 18, 2009 - There are troubling signs that while the economy is rebounding, we may be facing a jobless recovery. Last week the presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Atlanta each suggested that unemployment will persist well into 2010. Continue reading »
San Diego as the world's sports arena?
November 17, 2009 - This week, the San Diego City Council will decide on whether to support a promising city bid to co-host the world's premier soccer tournament. After offering a resounding "YES," elected officials should consider additional steps to accelerate our growing economic strength in sports tourism. Continue reading »
Honoring the Will of San Diego Voters
October 30, 2009 - This week, the San Diego City Council derailed the advancement of a key voter-approved program that could provide significant cost savings and efficiency reforms in city government. With an unprecedented budget crisis now bringing City Hall to its knees, a new strategy may be required to honor the will of the voters. Continue reading »

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