Some support temporary jail; others want work stopped

Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s decision to move ahead with construction of 400 temporary jail beds before a working group meets to examine the jail expansion has divided the group and drawn criticism from City Council President Arnie Fielkow.

Fielkow’s newsletter on city site pushes NORD initiative

City Council President Arnie Fielkow has issued a newsletter on the taxpayer-financed city website that urges readers to vote for an upcoming ballot initiative, but he says his actions don’t violate state laws against using public funds to influence an election. That’s because the newsletter, written by his communications director, didn’t cost anything beyond what the city already pays her, and posting it to the website didn’t cost anything extra either, Fielkow said.