Maya Srikrishnan, Voice of San Diego

Maya Srikrishnan

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Past articles by Maya:

San Diego 101: 3 Myths About Homelessness —

Voice of San Diego's latest San Diego 101 episode tackles some of the most common myths we hear about homelessness. → Read More

San Diego 101: A Short History of San Diego Politics —

Take a spin through the scandals, policy changes and power shifts that have shaped San Diego politics over the last 18 years. → Read More

Latinos Stand to Lose Voting Power in District 9 —

The current map the commission is evaluating significantly reduces the Latino and voting age population from what it is in the City Council District 9. → Read More

San Diego 101: How Redistricting Shapes Your Community

In Episode 3 of San Diego 101 hosts Adriana Heldiz and Maya Srikrishnan explain how redistricting works in San Diego. → Read More

Redistricting Commissioner Resigns Following Ethics Complaint

Lee’s resignation now leaves District 6 without representation on the city’s redistricting commission. → Read More

San Diego 101 Podcast: Your Role in Local Government

The San Diego 101 Podcast is the next product in our San Diego 101 series, which aims to explain the ins and outs of local government, so you can get involved. → Read More

What You Should Know About the End of the Eviction Moratorium

Beginning Friday, landlords can begin evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent. However, some protections remain. → Read More

UCSD Students See Opportunity to Cut Political Ties to La Jolla

In public statements to the San Diego Redistricting Commission, students highlighted several issues that they believe should separate them from La Jolla, including transportation, differences in demographics and where they spend their time. But the biggest issue by far is housing. → Read More

San Diego’s Vietnamese Community Is Booming – and Wants Redistricting to Show it

The Vietnamese community has grown significantly over the past decade, but it’s been split between at least four different City Council districts. → Read More

5 Things to Know About San Diego’s Latest Round of Redistricting

The demographics of the city have been changing – and the nine Council districts will change along with them. → Read More

Delays, Frustrations Still Plague Local Rental Relief Programs

The city and county are still on track to dole out only fractions of their available funds, even as anxious tenants and landlords describe significant need. → Read More

Wage Theft Is Common for Low-Level Workers, and Officials Are Starting to Take Notice

The task of documenting workplace abuses has typically fallen on advocacy groups and unions, not law enforcement. But new county and state proposals suggest elected officials are taking workplace violations more seriously. → Read More

Officials Say Rental Relief Programs on Track to Leave Millions Unspent

Officials at the San Diego Housing Commission and San Diego County say their rental assistance programs are on track to leave a significant amount of money on the table. → Read More

San Diego 101, Season 2: Get Schooled on How the Region Works

We break down how the city charter works, who polices the police, how schools get funding and the Tijuana River sewage crisis. → Read More

Groups Push State to Make California's Outdoor Spaces More Accessible —

San Diego’s world-class beaches, mountains and deserts aren’t easily accessible for many communities in the county, a problem extends across California. A new bill by Sen. Ben Hueso aims to start making equitable outdoor access a priority for the agencies that govern California’s natural resources. → Read More

African Communities Warn Language Issues Could Shut Them Out of Redistricting —

Redistricting is a complex undertaking that can confuse even most political observers. But some African residents in San Diego are worried they will be further shut out of the process this year because of language access barriers. → Read More

Filipino Residents Have Been Hit Hard by COVID – But No One Knows Just How Hard —

Filipino community leaders and health care workers in San Diego believe that their community has been hit especially hard by COVID-19, but data about the virus’ impact specifically on Filipinos has proven hard to come by. → Read More

What a Locally Designed Border Might Look Like —

There has long been a gap between how the federal government and locals in the San Diego-Tijuana region view the border. → Read More

Border Report: San Ysidro Businesses Still Hurting From Closures —

Asylum-seekers are also struggling, Baja is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases and more in our biweekly roundup of border news. → Read More

Border Report: The Asylum Process Is in Limbo —

This is how dire things have gotten: Being enrolled in the so-called Remain in Mexico program is no longer the worst-case scenario for asylum-seekers. → Read More