Cybersecurity: Where is your weakness?

first_imgIf you were one of the millions that received an email from LinkedIn in the past 2 weeks informing you that you had to reset your password, you are part of the latest cybersecurity attack to make the news. The phrase “to make the news” is crucial wording when discussing “the latest” cyber attack, because it has become quite obvious there are a multitude of attacks occurring daily and many have yet to be uncovered. It is clear that finding your credit union’s critical data and network weaknesses are imperative.Debbie Matz, former NCUA chairman, was quoted multiple times declaring that cyber threats were her biggest concern for credit unions.  “Attackers today are increasingly targeting the banking or financial institutions directly for quicker, larger gain,” says Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy at Watchguard, a network security firm.” According to Dell SecureWorks, “The criminals responsible are looking at new targets that may not have the same levels of security personnel and anti-fraud systems as the big banks. Criminals thus see greener targets and a higher chance of success [at community banks and credit unions].”Enforcing complex passwords should not be so… Complex!Cyber criminals are getting more thrifty in their attacks, getting more money with less effort.  They are deploying tactics that, to the outside observer, seem too easy, as they are finding the weakest links to be as simple as employee passwords. For instance, criminals were able to steal account information from credit bureau giant Equifax earlier this month by simply guessing employee’s default pin codes. ADP was also victimized in a similar fashion, with criminals posing and logging in as employees to steal ADP’s customer’s data, partly due to poor enforcement of password policies. Once the data on the individuals is gathered, it is sold for large sums of money to other bad guys. Companies should have policies in place to ensure security, such as requiring complex passwords and pin codes of their employees, to avoid employee data being stolen and exploited. While most people and companies know this to be the case, it is surprising how few enforce it. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

BCB launches Universal DVD 50-over first division cricket tournament

first_img– 12 teams to take partWITH the aim of recapturing its glory days and return Berbice’s cricket to the upper echelons, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) under its new leadership took another step forward yesterday to launch the Universal DVD, sponsored 50-over first division, round robin knockout tournament.The simple, but significant ceremony was held at the Port Mourant Cricket Club Pavilion.The tournament will feature 12 of the ancient county’s first division teams and is scheduled to bowl off early next month, providing favourable weather conditions.The participating teams identified by the BCB Competitions Committee are: Albion, Port Mourant, Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, Young Warriors, Police, Tucber Park, Upper Corentyne, Skeldon, Blairmont, West Berbice, Rose Hall Canje and Bush Lot.Acting president of the BCB Dhieranidranauth Somwaru hailed the launching of the tournament as another red letter day in the development of cricket in Berbice.He noted that cricketers at all levels in 2017 will be involved in cricket as never before since the board intends to dominate cricket at all levels locally.“We at the BCB will continue to ensue cricket is being played at all levels, despite the difficulties we faced, with regards the access of funds the BCB has,” the acting president told the various club representatives yesterday.Somwaru also hailed Universal DVD for coming on board with the sponsorship in these difficult economic times and pledged that the tournament will be well organized and all funds accounted for. He also assured that the standard of play would be high. Moreover, he cautioned all teams that indiscipline would not be tolerated.Finally,Somwaru expressed his confidence in the ability of the board to host a successful tournament.Acting Secretary of the BCB, Vickram Seubarran indicated that the tournament will definitely expose new talents, which will ultimately benefit the game, not only in Berbice, but nationally as well.Secretary of the BCB Competitions Committee, Godwin Allicock mentioned that the winner of the tournament will received $100,000;while the runner-up will pocket $50, 000.The tournament will be played with colour clothing and white-ball, with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) playing their part in providing balls for the entire tournament.The two semifinals are expected to be played at Skeldon and West Berbice respectively, with the final under lights at Albion.The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club was the only club absent from yesterday’s launching ceremony.last_img read more

Axne says call for stay at home order not politically motivated

first_imgWEST DES MOINES — Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines has sent a letter to Governor Kim Reynolds urging Reynolds to issue a “stay-at-home” order to fight the coronavirus.Axne says she’s concerned that the numbers in the state are going to get worse. “The Iowa Department of Public Health has seen information that our cases will peak in just a couple of weeks — so I think it’s time that we get ahead of this as much as we possibly can given the lack of personal protective equipment and supplies in our health care industry — and make sure that we keep people safe,” Axne says.Axne says she has had conversations with the governor on the issue. “I absolutely think the governor has been looking at the realities on the ground every step of the way, and I definitely appreciate the transparency that she’s had in that and the daily briefings that she’s had with the public. But I fear that recommending that people stay home in the next few weeks is not enough,” Axne says. “I’m sure she’s looking at, I know she’s looking at the data on a regular basis. But I think we need to bee looking ahead, as opposed to just the data that we are seeing in the past.”Democrats on the national level have been critical of how Republican President Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus situation. Fellow Iowa Democrat Congresswoman Abbie Finkenauer sent a similar letter to the Republican Reynolds last week. Axne says her letter is not politically motivated. “Well, that’s certainly not the case. I think that it’s inadvisable for anybody to try to look at the coronavirus and what is happening to this country from a political perspective. Listen, I’ve been there in support of the governor and the things that she’s been doing to try and keep Iowans safe and keep things going. I just believe at this time that it’s time we make a difference,” according to Axne.“It’s not a political statement — it’s a statement about what I think is the right move to take — not just from a healthcare perspective, but to help us get back on our feet from an economic perspective more quickly. You know, the faster that we can move through this by keeping more people healthy, the quicker we’ll be able to get back up and running as a country,” Axne says. “And I am really concerned about both of those issues. First and foremost that nobody else dies in our state, or has compromised health result of this.”Axne says putting a “stay-at-home” order in place would legally require Iowans to comply. “It certainly changes the opportunity for folks to go out. We keep the essential employees working obviously…keep our grocery stores open. But it does mean that every Iowan will have to take this outbreak seriously,” Axne says. “When you put an order in place it’s a law, and in and of itself, that will keep a lot more people inside where they need to be — not to mention — it sends a message about the seriousness of this.”Governor Reynolds has been repeatedly asked about the “stay at home” issue and said again in her daily briefing Tuesday that the orders she has issued would work if everyone would follow them. She says,”I can’t lock the state down. I can’t lock everybody in their home.”last_img read more

Norwegian cycling star signs with MTN-Qhubeka

first_img28 August 2014Team MTN-Qhubeka announced a major signing on Thursday, with Edvald Boasson Hagen, a stage winner in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, set to join the South African cycling outfit on a two-year contract.The Norwegian star will part ways with the high profile British team, Team Sky, for whom he has raced for the last five years.‘New challenges’“It’s been five great seasons with Team Sky, but the time has come to seek new challenges,” Boasson Hagen said in a statement.“MTN-Qhubeka has a very good platform and a framework that fits me very well, so I’m sure this is a very good choice for the next seasons.‘Several options’Detailing his decision to join MTN-Qhubeka, the Norwegian ace said: “I’ve had several options for the future, among them also World Tour teams, but after some consideration this is the team I most of all want to ride for in the future. They are upgrading the team for next season, but already this year they have received wild cards for most of the races I would like to do next year.“The team takes part in the Vuelta right now, which is their first Grand Tour. For next year they are targeting the Tour [de France], so I feel safe about the race program, and I really look forward to focus on new goals in the MTN-Qhubeka jersey.“I have seen the African riders race this year and I hope to help them with my experience as they are great talents. The other thing I really enjoy is this team does not just race for themselves but for a charity.”‘Really excited’MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal Douglas Ryder was thrilled with his team’s new signing. “We are really excited to welcome Edvald Boasson Hagen into Team MTN-Qhubeka,” Ryder said.“We believe he is one of the best riders in the world and we look forward to seeing him achieve great results for himself, as well as mentor our young African talents. We want to become one of the best teams in the world to assist the African riders to get into the biggest races in cycling and this is a huge step in that direction.“In the last two years of racing as a Pro Continental team we have seen our riders develop and perform really well. The team has come a long way because the riders love the opportunities they are getting and they try and make every opportunity count.”last_img read more

Gallery: South Africa’s roots lie in Western Cape

first_imgMention the Western Cape, and people immediately think of Table Mountain, V & A Waterfront and Stellenbosch. But the province is more than Cape Town’s attractions. It is a hodgepodge of natural and cultural delights.The iconic image of Cape Town and the Western Cape. The view of Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront is always spectacular. Wherever you go in Cape Town, the mountain is always looming over you. (Images: South African Tourism, unless stated otherwise.)Compiled by Shamin ChibbaIt’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”. To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.It is the province from which South Africa was born and grew from. It is home to ghoema music and Table Mountain, the country’s winelands and Robben Island. It is the province where the Khoisan first came into contact with foreigners such as the Dutch, British, Malay and French immigrants.The Western Cape is a tapestry of historical, cultural and natural delights.Here, you will find vertiginous mountains begging to be hiked, caves with rock paintings and artefacts thousands of years old, and towns populated by people content with the simple life.Most of all, you will find South Africa’s roots.Cango Caves is situated at the foothills of the Swartberg range near Oudtshoorn. It is located in Precambrian limestone, which means it is from the earliest aeon in the Earth’s history, which dates back to over 4-billion years. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Stone artefacts and other cultural material indicate that people lived in the cave’s entrance during the Middle and Later Stone Ages. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Franschoek has become known as South Africa’s food and wine capital with one of the more popular restaurants being Reuben’s. This town of approximately 15 000 has a Bastille Festival which has been celebrated since July 1994. It coincides with France’s national holiday on 14 July.The Little Karoo town of Oudtshoorn is reliant on ostrich farming. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, its ostrich farming industry dates back to a feather boom in the 1860s.The Cederberg Mountains are noted for their dramatic, wind-carved sandstone formations like the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch (above), as well as San rock paintings.The Model Shipyard in Mossel Bay has been designing and producing model ships for private collectors, companies and even Hollywood productions, the more recent being “The Adventures of Tin Tin”. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. The semi-tame wolves can be petted. Wolves are not native to South Africa and it has been purported that they were brought to South Africa as part of a military programme. It didn’t work out. Those that remain are now being taken care of by the likes of this wolf sanctuary and others in the country. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The Knysna elephants are the stuff of legend. The beasts found at the Knysna Elephant Park are not part of the same herd. The park was established to take care of more than 40 orphaned elephants since 1994. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The Mossel Bay Maritime Museum, also known as the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, is a treasure trove for those interested in South Africa’s maritime history. Artefacts, artwork and information provide a holistic story of 500 years of ocean travel in the Cape. Make sure to check out the life size replica of Dias’ caravel, which had actually sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in December 1987 and two months later, it berthed in Mossel Bay. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The quaint fishing village of Elands Bay is perfect for dolphin and whale watching and surfing. The Elands Bay Cave houses numerous rock paintings and quartz stone tools that date back 9 000 years.The Franschoek Motor Museum gives visitors the opportunity to check out vintage saloon and sports cars dating as far back as 100 years ago.The Knysna Lagoon is perfect for water sports such as water skiing.Known as the ‘diamond of the West Coast’, Lambert’s Bay is home to Bird Island with its numerous seabird species.Long Street is Cape Town’s nightlife hub. With numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from, a traveller in search of a vibrant party wouldn’t have to look further.The Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson brings together over 40 wineries, boutique wineries and tourist establishments to showcase the valley’s award winning wines over the four days.The Stellenbosch wine route will satisfy wine connoisseurs and beginners alike. But if you’re not drinking, it doesn’t matter, the scenery is enough to make the trip to this university town.last_img read more

Blog Review: Vermont Architect Robert Swinburne

first_imgHouses are too complicatedHouses are getting too complicated. There are many people living in New England in houses that are warm and comfortable and only heat with wood and passive solar. My friend Steve is such a person. His house was built in the early eighties with large windows on the south and a decent amount of insulation by eighties standards. The temperature in his house is always 70 degrees in the winter even though he usually only fires up the wood stove a couple times per day. He uses no other heat source.When you build a new house at any budget level, it seems to be not a question that there is a significant heat system. As an architect, I periodically go to seminars on superinsulated passive solar houses where I hear that radiant heat is overkill and that you should consider a simple type of electric (future photovoltaics) backup heat near the plumbing (but you may never use it). No heat system, radiant or otherwise is a very hard sell as an architect. Maybe I should take people to Steve’s house and let him be the salesman. On building scienceBuilding Science gives me a headache.I read the usual sites: Greenbuildingadvisor.com, building science.com, plus a few others, I attend seminars, I get all the proper magazines, I belong to the correct organizations such as the USGBC. I’m a good little architect. But I am confused. The more I dive into building science the more questions I have – and therefore the less authoritative I sound in front of clients and I don’t think clients want their architect to sound wishy-washy. On what he doesn’t want to accomplishAs I think forward to what I want the business to become I reflect on a business plan I worked on with my wife a few years ago. It was helpful to inform me what path I didn’t want to pursue: to grow the firm with employees that I would have to work full-time just to keep busy and employed. Robert Swinburne’s interest in building started early. By the time he was 10 or so, as he explains at his blog, Vermont Architect Robert Swinburne he had built not only a rabbit hutch with its own poop removal system but a small cabin as well.A few years later, he put up a 12-ft. by 16-ft. structure where he lived during the summer all the way through college.All of this was taking place at his parents’ place in rural Maine, where his father had built a house and barn in the 1970s.Now Swinburne is an architect with a one-man practice near Brattleboro, VT. He maintains a nicely designed website with all of the usual stuff prospective clients might want to read about: past projects, his background, a list of his professional credentials.He’s been in the building trades for 17 years, six of them as a carpenter. He’s a LEED accredited professional, seems fully conversant with efficient building practices, and especially likes to design small houses.But all of that wasn’t quite enough. Swinburne began writing a blog three years ago because he found his web site “rather static.”“I really wanted to communicate more of who I am, how I work, what it is like to work with me, what my values are and to open a general window into the process as most people really have no idea what to expect when they pick up the phone to call an architect,” he writes.Topics seem to run the gamut, from his appreciation for well-built racing bicycles to accounts of painting with his young daughter. And there are lots of observations about the world of architecture and building.Here are some excerpts: On the joys of building smallI am a big fan of tiny houses. When I was a teenager I built a 12 x 16 cabin on my parents land and lived in it during the summers for more than a decade. It is still standing thanks to a tree that grew up right next to it. My mother in law is a fan as well and turned me on to the TinyHouseblog which is fun to poke around in. There I discovered Peter King in Northern Vermont building some lovely little houses and holding workshops. This could have been me had I not gone to architecture school.center_img On what makes a good carpenterOne of the things I like about carpentry is the problem solving aspect. I like to figure out the whole enough to know I won’t get into trouble on a detail later on. There is an aspect of improvisation to it…I think this is what separates good carpenters from the rest – the ability to look ahead and work with all levels from the whole to the minute details simultaneously. I have often seen carpenters do what seems easy or logical at the moment only to get boxed into a bad detail resolution later on because of the inability to conceptualize the whole. Much of my detailing as an architect is just enough to guide a builder along a path without them getting boxed in but allowing room for improvisation and improvement. On the best kind of roof in snow countryWith modern EPDM or PVC roofing I am starting to think that flat (1/4 in. per foot to 1 in. per foot pitch) roofs with little or no over hang represent the best long term low maintenance option in our climate. I expect to get jumped on here.Let me explain: Any new roof is required to be structurally designed to hold a large amount of snow (snow load) as specified in local codes even if it is a steeply pitched metal roof. So no new roof should have to be shoveled or raked because of loading issues. The other issue is ice. A flat roof allows for a simplified structure with less opportunity for weak areas of insulation due to thermal bridging or difficult to insulate areas where heat can melt snow. There is also less opportunity for snow to build up unevenly. There is also less likelihood for snow to slide – It can just stay up there until spring when it melts fairly evenly.I also like the idea that a membrane is one large piece of material with a long life span if well treated (this means don’t go up there and walk around especially with a shovel), whereas all the other roofing materials are made up of hundreds of seams representing hundreds of opportunities for water to get in. On what makes a good kitchenAs an architect I am supposed to like a sleek modern kitchen with a huge and functional island and lots of beautiful cabinetry. And I do. But what really melts my emotional side is a big old fashioned kitchen with a large table in the center – the original “family room.”The table is where the family eats their meals, games are played, bills are paid, corn is shucked, dough is rolled…A large pantry is off to one side and may contain the refrigerator and a large window for light. The sink is also large and deep. Of course, such a kitchen calls for a big black woodstove that you could bake in – perhaps a bread oven would be a modern equivalent? It is very hard to find a good image of this sort of kitchen even though those of us with more rural upbringings would find it so familiar.last_img read more

Nashik set for a humdinger of a mayoral contest today

first_imgThe acrimony between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena is set to cast its shadow on the Nashik mayoral election to be held on Friday.In what is touted to be a humdinger of a contest, the Sena, in league with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other parties, is trying hard to queer the BJP’s pitch.While the BJP has a clear majority of 65 corporators in the 122-seat Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), it faces a major split in the civic body owing to the machinations of Balasaheb Sanap, former BJP MLA and rebel who dramatically switched to the Sena last month.Mr. Sanap, the former Nashik city unit chief of the BJP, wields considerable clout in the NMC and was the BJP’s first mayor in the NMC as well.The Sena and Mr. Sanap — their Trojan horse — along with the NCP are combining forces to keep the BJP away from power. The Sena has 34 corporators in the NMC, while the Congress and the NCP have six each and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has five.The Nashik drama has been a microcosmic replay of the power struggle going in the State. Earlier this week, the BJP moved all its corporators at a safe remove from Nashik to a resort in Sindhudurg district, the bastion of BJP leader Narayan Rane. However, in a major setback to the BJP, 12 of its corporators, most of whom are said to be close to Mr. Sanap, have not gone to the resort and are reportedly incommunicado.As many as 11 candidates have filed their nomination for the mayoral post, of which six are from the BJP, four from the Sena and one from the Congress. Of them, Kamlesh Bodke, a rebel BJP corporator said to be a protégé of Mr. Sanap, has filed his nomination for both the mayor and the deputy mayor’s post in defiance of the party top brass’ orders.last_img read more

BC to match funds for Red Cross flood donations as water levels

first_imgCHILLIWACK, B.C. – As more evacuation alerts are issued and river levels rise in British Columbia, Premier John Horgan announced Wednesday his government will match Canadian Red Cross donations for those most harmed by the flooding.Horgan invited Liberal Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson and other politicians to attend the news conference in Chilliwack in a show of “unity of purpose.”“We stand together united to make sure that there be no stone unturned, no sandbag unfilled. And whatever resources are needed we all commit to make sure they are there for the people of the region, up and down the Fraser and all of the rivers, creeks that could potential be affected in the days ahead.”The politicians took a helicopter tour of the flooding of Fraser Valley before the news conference.Wilkinson said they saw the water rising rapidly.“Today we’ve seen that it’s within a metre of causing an outright disaster. We’ve seen hay bales in the farmers’ fields soaked with water. We’ve seen farmland under water already and there’s worse to come in the next week.”Horgan said the province will match donations made to the Red Cross of up to $20 million.“I encourage people to dig into their pockets to make a contribution and the province will match that,” Horgan said.Evacuation alerts were extended Wednesday to more areas of B.C.’s Fraser Valley as the Fraser River nears flood stage along with several other waterways in the province.The Metro Vancouver regional government issued an evacuation alert for tiny Barnston Island, in the Fraser River east of Vancouver, affecting about 150 residents.Donna Gilmore owns the Painted River farm and has lived on the Barnston Island property since the 1960s. She says all farmers living in an area where natural disasters can occur should have plans in place to evacuate their livestock.“There’s always an issue when you move livestock because you’re upsetting their proverbial apple cart,” she laughed in an interview Wednesday.She said her beef cattle will be relatively easy to relocate, but she has some concerns for the goats if they have to leave.“You’ve got mothers and babies that you have to make sure are going to a safe and secure spot. They’re going to be eating different feed and drinking different water than they’re used to, so there’s a few days of transition.”The Ministry of Transportation said ferry service between Barnston Island and mainland would be adjusted based on the Fraser’s water level. If the water rises over 6.5 metres at the gauge in Mission, B.C., the ferry can only continue operating until the dock becomes submerged.David Campbell of the B.C. River Forecast Centre said in an information meeting earlier this week that the centre expected the water to rise to 6.5 metres on the Mission gauge by this weekend or early next week.Data provided by the federal government shows the water level has not been measured over 6.5 metres at the Mission gauge since the early 1970s.With the evacuation alert in place for Barnston Island, the ferry is now operating around the clock, though no large animals will be allowed on the ferry under an evacuation order, the ministry said.The Township of Langley has also issued alerts for low-lying areas along the Fraser River such as Brae and McMillan islands, and an evacuation order was posted Monday by the City of Chilliwack for three homes outside protective dikes.Officials are keeping a close eye on the level of the Fraser River along its length from Prince George southward and the River Forecast Centre says there is the potential for flooding this weekend in the Prince George and Quesnel areas.Emergency Management BC says the Boundary region and Similkameen Valley are seeing significant flooding, while risks are also high across the Shuswap and Okanagan, with Okanagan Lake due to reach full capacity by Friday.More than 1,500 properties in the southern Interior city of Grand Forks remain on evacuation order as a second round of flooding is imminent, compounded with a forecast of rain or thunderstorms beginning Wednesday. (The Canadian Press, CKPG, CKIZ)last_img read more

City to hold Smart Streetlight community meetings

first_img Posted: June 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, June 6, 2019 City to hold Smart Streetlight community meetings Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The City of San Diego is inviting the public to learn about data being generated by their new smart streetlight sensors.During these meetings, privacy, data collection and more will be discussed.The upcoming meetings are listed below:• Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 5-7 p.m., North University Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92122• Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Skyline Hills Library, 7900 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92114• Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m., South Clairemont Recreation Center, 3605 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117• Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave., San Diego, CA 92120• Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101• Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, 5-7 p.m., College-Rolando Library, 6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115• Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Linda Vista Library, 2160 Ulric St., San Diego, CA 92111• Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Lopez Ridge Recreation Center, 7245 Calle Cristobal, San Diego, CA 92113• Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Logan Heights Library, 567 S. 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113• Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 5-7 p.m. Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128For more information, visit www.sandiego.gov. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Rally held to push for ballot measure for more affordable housing

first_imgFacebookTwitter Rally held to push for ballot measure for more affordable housing Posted: July 31, 2019 July 31, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If San Diegans want to stop seeing people living in the street they will have to do something more to end homelessness. That was the message of those marching in the streets of Downtown, San Diego who were supporting more affordable housing at the cost of increased property taxes.The advocacy group San Diego Housing Federation is calling on city leaders to put a bond measure on the 2020 ballot, a property tax that would raise both commercial and residential holdings by an addition 17 to 19 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.Councilmember Chris Ward says, “if you have a $500,000 home, that might mean about a $90 impact per year on your property tax bill.” He continued, “What this bond measure will do is, lock box and dedicate it (the funds) for housing development.”KUSI’s Sasha Foo is in Downtown with more on the story. Updated: 10:31 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more