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From Capitol Resource Institute…
Assembly Bill 1266 passed out of the Assembly floor on a party-line vote this morning. AB 1266 forces all California schools to allow students to participate in sex-segregated school programs, activities, and facilities consistent with his or her gender identity.
“This bill allows children of any gender to participate on any sports team, and enter into locker rooms, showers and bathrooms of their choice based on that student’s private sense of their own gender regardless of their biological gender at birth,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute.
Award “winners” to be revealed at Goldens Awards Dinner May 9
SAN DIEGO – April 30, 2013: The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) today announced the finalists for its annual Golden Fleece Awards categories including the Metro and Regional Fleeces.
This year’s fleece nominees include the San Diego Unified School District for “Gold Plated iPads” and the City of El Cajon for its “Investment in Microbrew.”
“The committee had an incredibly tough decision in identifying an entity who fleeced taxpayers the most egregiously in 2012,” said Goldens Dinner committee Co-Chair and SDCTA Board Member Kimberly Miller. “Unfortunately for the San Diego taxpayer, SDCTA had far too many choices of wasteful and inefficient use of taxpayer dollars in the Fleece categories.”
MAYOR FILNER HIRES FORMER COUNTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE WALT EKARD TO CONSULT ON ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
(SAN DIEGO) – Mayor Bob Filner has hired Walter F. Ekard, the former Chief Administrative Officer for the County of San Diego, to provide strategic advice on the organizational structure and effectiveness of the City of San Diego.
While at the County, Ekard managed a workforce of 15,000 employees and an annual budget of $5 billion. He has known Mayor Filner for more than 25 years.
Winners to be Recognized at SDCTA’s 18th Annual Goldens Awards Dinner on May 9th
San Diego — April 24 2013: The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) today announced the finalists (see list below) for its annual Golden Watchdog, Media Watchdog and Public Private Partnership “Golden” award categories. Winners will be honored at a special dinner at the San Diego Marriot Marquis & Marina on Thursday, May 9.
The Golden Watchdog Award categories highlight smart, sensible taxpayer-funded programs, and public service and watchdog reporting covering relevant and important taxpayer issues.
via The Lincoln Club of San Diego County:
I am pleased to announce that AB 614 and AB 258 both passed out of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee today! Please read below for the Press Release.
TWO PIECES OF CHÁVEZ LEGISLATION CLEAR FIRST LEGISLATIVE HURDLE
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) announced today that his Assembly Bills 614 and 258 cleared their first legislative hurdles. Dealing with various veteran issues, both pieces of legislation passed out of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee.
From the local GOP…
Yup, it’s the race to replace San Diego, District 4 Councilman Tony Young who resigned earlier to become CEO of the local Red Cross chapter. This is an opportunity since…
Please join fellow Republicans as we expand our reach and contest this race. Will you give a few hours of your time on Saturday or Sunday this weekend? Here’s the info:
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey and Eric Christen, Executive Director of the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction to lay out the case
SAN DIEGO, California (March 11, 2013) – The Republican Party of San Diego County will dedicate its monthly event Monday evening at 6 pm at the Rancho Bernardo Inn to exposing the California High Speed Rail Taxpayer Scam.
“This is another boondoggle with sketchy ridership projections, massive cost overruns before the first shovel has hit the ground, billions of more debt, and is another huge union giveaway of taxpayer dollars,” said Tony Krvaric, Chairman.
National Democrats include Peters on list of their most vulnerable members
SAN DIEGO, California (March 58, 2013) – Citing the Democrats’ national campaign committee’s decision to include freshman Rep. Scott Peters(D-San Diego) on a list of their 19 most vulnerable members of Congress, the Republican Party of San Diego County today announced it will heavily target Peters in 2014.
“The Democrats today admitted that Scott Peters is one of their weakest incumbents in the entire House of Representatives,” said Chairman Tony Krvaric. “Targeting Peters’ district for a Republican comeback is an easy decision, particularly after the Democrats’ admission today.”
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MAYOR BOB FILNER FIGHTS FOR EVERY SAN DIEGO PADRES FAN TO HAVE ACCESS TO SEE GAMES
(San Diego) – Mayor Bob Filner is standing by his campaign promise to make sure that all San Diego Padres fans will be able to see the games on cable this baseball season. Last season Padres fans with Time Warner Cable suffered through blacked out games. After several attempts to get Time Warner Cable, the Padres and Fox Sports to work things out, the Mayor took matters into his own hands and went straight to the top of the Time Warner Cable chain to contact executives at their headquarters in New York.
“Shall Not Be Infringed” Rally – February 23, 2013
What: Pro-Second Amendment rally, “Shall Not Be Infringed”
When: Saturday February 23, 2012 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Old Poway Park, 14122 Midland Rd, Poway
The focus of the rally is to serve as a call to action to citizens who value their individual liberties. It will be an informational rally featuring speakers discussing topics such as:
- The Legitimacy of Executive Orders that Circumvent Congress and Subvert the Constitution
- Zero Tolerance Policies at Schools and Gun-Free Zones
- Gun Control Laws
from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association…
Efforts Already Underway to Roll Back Recently Passed Pension Reform
At the starting line of the 2013 legislative session in Sacramento, lawmakers backed by public employee labor unions are already looking for ways to roll back the modest pension reforms the state legislature passed last year at Governor Brown’s urging.
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association warned taxpayers that the governor’s pension plan was merely a political ploy to pass Proposition 30 and billions of dollars in new taxes.
SD Rostra is sharing this press release because it’s of interest…even with the dangling preposition in the long subhead…
From Rigged Bidding Process Intended to Give Unions Monopoly Building “Agreement” to Unanswered Environmental and Funding Questions Website Covers What Others Have Failed To
San Diego, CA- Today the website San Diego Convention Center Scam was unveiled. This website is dedicated to exposing the waste, fraud, and abuse that underlies almost every aspect of this $600 million boondoggle. The website features groundbreaking exposés on every aspect of this project, most of which have received little if any attention from the media or anyone else in San Diego.
Party promotes former Finance Director and young up-and-coming leader Francis Barraza to post of Executive Director, embracing aggressive vision
SAN DIEGO, California (January 08, 2013) — Embracing an aggressive vision of taking the Republican Party’s proud message of personal freedom and free enterprise to every corner of San Diego County, the Party’s executive committee last night elevated former Finance Director Francis Barraza to the post of Executive Director.
“Francis Barraza is a young, up-and-coming leader with an inspiring vision to broaden the reach and appeal of our Party,” said Chairman Tony Krvaric. “She shares our belief that there is no such thing as an ‘off year’ in politics and is dedicated to doing the work required to lay the groundwork for Republican victories in 2014 and beyond.”
Congressman Bilbray calls Scott Peters to wish him luck in Washington
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Brian Bilbray issued the following statement after calling to congratulate Scott Peters in the race for the 52nd Congressional District:
“With the majority of votes counted, I would like to congratulate Scott Peters in his bid to serve the citizens of the 52nd Congressional District and the people of San Diego.
Calls and Congratulates Supervisor-Elect Dave Roberts
San Diego, CA — Steve Danon today issued the following statement:
“As votes continue to be tallied, it is clear that the people have made their decision, and so today I have congratulated Dave Roberts for being elected the next San Diego County Supervisor.
“This has been a long and spirited campaign during which the people of San Diego benefited from an open debate on issues of true importance to our region. I’m honored to have been part of a process that took me from city to city, and from door to door, listening to the concerns of San Diego County residents. To those who donated their time, passion, hard-earned dollars, or ideas, and to those who voted — whether for me or for my opponent — I am sincerely grateful.
From Mark Powell…
I’m honored to share with you that I’ve been endorsed this past week by Mayor Jerry Sanders in my campaign for the San Diego Unified School District School Board.
I hope you’ll join Mayor Sanders in casting your ballot for me, Mark Powell, tomorrow when you go to the polls.
I have 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, Vice Principal and Dean of Students. I am an adjunct university professor teaching courses in teacher education. I have also served 3 years as a Reserve Police Officer and spent 6 years in business.
Sen. Anderson questions Governor’s astonishing actions after Brown name-calls a reporter, grabs the reporter’s cell phone, and refuses to acknowledge documentation revealing Caltrans employees making booze-runs in state-rented trucks
State Capitol – Senator Joel Anderson (R – Alpine) today fired off a letter to Governor Brown concerning the most recent incident in a series of scandals at his Department of Transportation – an investigative report by CBS 2 (Los Angeles) documenting Caltrans employees using state-rented trucks to buy booze and for other personal uses.
SDCTA Mea Culpa
iPads Actually Costing Taxpayers $4,000
Earlier this week SDCTA released its analysis showing iPads bought by the San Diego Unified School Board will cost taxpayers $2,500 apiece. Yesterday, the Voice of San Diego fact-checked our analysis and, unfortunately, we were wrong.
The Voice of San Diego calculated that the School Board is paying as much as $4,000 per iPad; 60 percent more than what SDCTA originally reported.
SDCTA strives to provide the most accurate information to the public, and we sincerely apologize for our mistake. Mea Culpa.
MARTY BLOCK FAILS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, ASKS FOR A PROMOTION
Web video released calling out Assemblyman Block for failing to protect our children, then asking for a promotion to State Senator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
CONTACT: TONY KRVARIC (858) 699-3000
SAN DIEGO — Today the Republican Party of San Diego County released a web video calling out Assemblyman Marty Block for failing to protect our children and then pursuing a promotion to State Senator. Chairman Tony Krvaric issued the following statement:
This year in January, the federal government launched one of the most outrageous attacks on religious freedom in our nation’s history: the “Health and Human Service (HHS) Mandate.” This mandate, implemented under Obamacare, forces employers – including religious charities – to provide free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans, against their religious beliefs and moral conscience.
On Saturday October 20, over 130 cities across the country will participate in the Stand Up For Religious Freedom rally opposing the Health and Human Services contraception mandate which organizers feel is a direct assault on constitutional rights.