City politics on tap… draft or bottled?

The one drawback to using San Diego bars for city business? "Lots of taxpayer money would be going to designated drivers."

The one drawback to using San Diego bars for city business? “Lots of taxpayer money would be going to designated drivers."

While the State of California faces a budget crunch, San Diego is considering building a new city hall for $628 million. San Diego Union-Tribune writer Michael Stetz is taking the issue to task, offering some “outside the box” alternatives, such as holding city council meetings in bars, pointing out that some of our founding fathers used Boston taverns as their original party headquarters.

And talk about diversity. The City Council could come into contact with all kinds of constituents. San Diego has dive bars, gay bars, sports bars, hip bars, yuppie bars, wine bars, microbrew bars.

Stetz also recommends having building permits being issued out of Home Depots, among other ideas, but does find one drawback: “Lots of taxpayer money would be going to designated drivers. And aspirin.”

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