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Union Boss Puts Union Benefits Ahead of Public Safety
(San Diego, CA) Lifeguard Union Boss Ed Harris threatened to “discontinue” water rescues in an effort to gain leverage to extract more union benefits from the City.
In a December 8, 2015 article, the Union-Tribune reported that Harris, Union Steward of Teamsters Local 911, boasted that he’d directed the union’s attorney “to explore the legality of discontinuing such rescues,” putting the lives of San Diegans and visitors at risk.
Interesting methodology at play in this San Diego mayoral poll, targeting Facebook users and cross-referencing them with the voter file.
The number of seniors included would seem to counter any push back IVN may get that older voters are less likely to be on Facebook, thus the results must be skewed in favor of younger and more left leaning voters.
2016 PRIMARY ELECTION: MAYORAL POLL
SAN DIEGO – The Independent Voter Network San Diego has conducted a Mayoral Poll for the 2016 Primary election on June 7 in San Diego. It was conducted over the past four days.
SDCTA urges Mayor Faulconer to reject request from unions seeking to overturn Proposition B
SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2016)—Government employee unions have ramped up their attacks of voter-approved pension reform by seeking to overturn the law through a backroom deal. In a letter to Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council, attorneys representing the unions asked the City to overrule the will of the voters and water down or eliminate pension reform.
This is the latest in a long list of attacks against Proposition B, the Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative that 66% of San Diego voters approved four years ago.
El Cajon Mayor, Coronado Councilman Support 39th Senate District Candidate
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (May 12, 2016) —- Businessman John Renison of Coronado today announced key local endorsements for his 39th Senate District run, including El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and Coronado City Councilman and Mayoral candidate Richard Bailey. The Republican will square off against Democrat Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in the 39th Senate District. The incumbent, Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), has dropped out of the race.
Senate Republican Leader Fuller, Eight Senators Support 39th Senate District Candidate
SACRAMENTO (May 4, 2016) — Businessman John Renison of Coronado today announced several key endorsements for his 39th Senate District run, including Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller. The Republican will square off against Democrat Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in the 39th Senate District. The incumbent, Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), has dropped out of the race.
“I’m honored to have the support of Leader Fuller as well as from neighboring Senators Anderson, Bates and Stone,” said Renison, 39. “I look forward to working with them on sound business policies that bring businesses back to California.”
SAN DIEGO (May 3, 2016) – Jerry Sanders, April Boling, and Lani Lutar released the following joint-statement today:
“June’s election could determine the fate of pension reform in San Diego. Four years ago, we campaigned for Proposition B – the Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative that 66 percent of San Diego voters supported.
“The measure is expected to save taxpayers $1 billion – money that would have gone to bloated pensions. San Diego can now invest those funds in road repairs, parks, libraries, more police officers and firefighters, and other critical services the City provides.
(San Diego, Calif.) – Today, first quarter FEC filings further solidified Denise Gitsham as the leading Republican congressional candidate in the 52nd District. Gitsham raised five times more than all other Republican candidates in this race, combined.
“I’m humbled and grateful for the strong support of district residents, and our shared commitment to the priorities of our community,” said Gitsham. “With your help, we will win in November, and usher in a new generation of leadership – one that works for San Diego, instead of Washington DC Special Interests.”
John Renison of Coronado today announced his candidacy for California state Senate. The Republican will square off against Democrat Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in the 39th Senate District. The incumbent, Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), has dropped out of the race.
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Update — Besides the release from Ellis below, others in the community are weighing in. See the comments below this post.
‘We must put the priorities of our 1.4 million residents ahead of the interests of billionaires seeking taxpayer subsidies’
SAN DIEGO (March 30, 2016)—San Diego City Council candidate Ray Ellis said today he continues to oppose any use of taxpayer money for a new football stadium.
“We must put the priorities of our 1.4 million residents ahead of the interests of billionaires seeking taxpayer subsidies,” Ellis said. “I do not support using public money for a Chargers stadium, especially while our City struggles to maintain our roads and staff our police department.”
From: Taylor Bloom, Ray Ellis for San Diego Council 2016
To: Bruce Lightner
VIA EMAIL AND FEDERAL EXPRESS
Re: Unauthorized Exploitation of Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringement
Dear Mr. Lightner:
I represent Ray Ellis in his campaign for San Diego City Council, District 1. This letter concerns your misappropriation of my client’s intellectual property for use on your campaign website. Please direct all future correspondence concerning this matter to my attention.
The following went out from the Lincoln Club in late February, prior to the AD 71 candidate line-up being in the midst of changing so dramatically the last few days. It still reflects the reasons the club is strongly supporting Randy Voepel for the seat…
This week, the Lincoln Club of San Diego County voted to endorse Santee Mayor Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District. We endorsed Randy because he’s established a pro-business record during his 16 years as Mayor. Santee has become a model on how conservative principles can be applied at a local level.
San Diego – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Chairman Ron Roberts of the County Board of Supervisors released the following joint statement after the Chargers announced today their intention to pursue a Downtown stadium with a public vote in November.
“We want the Chargers to remain in San Diego. After consulting with numerous experts on stadium financing and conducting a large-scale public outreach effort last year we proposed a straight-forward plan to finance a modern NFL stadium at the existing Mission Valley site. That plan would build a new stadium without raising taxes.
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob today announced she has received an endorsement from the Downtown San Diego Partnership.
“Dianne Jacob has been a leader in addressing issues facing the business community, and she has been a true champion for all San Diego communities,” said Kris Michell, President and CEO of the Downtown San Diego Partnership. Michell continued, “It is with great enthusiasm that we have endorsed Supervisor Jacob’s candidacy for re-election and we look forward to her continued success and leadership at the County of San Diego.”
This morning, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) – California’s leading taxpayer advocacy group and chief defender of Proposition 13 – endorsed Senator Joel Anderson for San Diego County Supervisor District 2.
“Senator Anderson is a proven champion for taxpayers,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal. “He has protected San Diego taxpayers from countless efforts to raise taxes in the State Capitol and is committed to do the same as a member of the Board of Supervisors.”
Senator Anderson consistently received HJTA’s highest rating for his efforts to protect Prop. 13 and defeat attempts to increase taxes on hardworking Californians.
San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond’s announcement yesterday, for the San Diego County Board seat of current Supervisor Bill Horn…
Today I announced my candidacy for Supervisor District 5 in 2018. As Mayor of San Marcos, with balanced budgets, strong reserves, and solid infrastructure, our community has thrived. As a Board member of SANDAG and the San Diego Airport Authority I have approved billions of dollars of regional projects creating thousands of local jobs. I’ll bring fiscally conservative values to the County and build a better future for all county residents.
Sen. Ben Hueso and campaign treasurer facing additional charges for violations of the Political Reform Act
Col. Richard Shigley USMC Ret.
Press Release (1/29/16)
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s re-election committee today released fundraising totals, reporting almost 1,500 contributions totaling $431,242 during the 2016 campaign cycle, and total cash-on-hand as of December 31 of $607,258. Of the contributions received during this campaign cycle, over 95% were from residents of San Diego County.
“I’m deeply moved by the response of local residents over the past six months,” said Jacob. “Since special interest groups revealed they were promoting a challenger in my district, there has been a spontaneous outpouring of support for me unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” she said.
Dear Chargers Fans,
Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term in a new stadium.
I have met with Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor Roberts and I look forward to working closely with them and the business community to resolve our stadium dilemma. We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego.
This has been our home for 55 years, and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve.
From Ryan Clumpner…
(San Diego, Calif.) – Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, and former California State Assembly Republican Leader, has announced his support for businessman Phil Graham for State Assembly.
“As someone who has spent his entire career in the private sector, Phil Graham understands what it takes to create jobs and get our economy moving,” said McCarthy. “Phil will stand up to the Democrats and liberal special interest that control Sacramento and fight for common sense reforms that matter to Californians. That means putting an end to the $70 billion high-speed train boondoggle and instead focusing on things like sustainable water, which will shape the future of our state for decades.”
(San Diego, Calif.) – Small business owner Denise Gitsham, the leading Republican candidate for Congress in California’s 52nd District, reported $254,000 in the first seven weeks of her campaign.
“I am unbelievably grateful for the support I’ve received thus far, but will not rest until I’ve reached out to every single constituent in my district, and earned their vote as well,” said Gitsham. “The latest polls validate what I knew going into this race: that our district – the most innovative in the nation – both deserves and demands a new generation of Congressional leadership; one that actually understands what small businesses and entrepreneurs need in order to thrive, and is unwavering in its commitment to protecting America’s strength and security.”
(San Diego, Calif.) – North County businessman Phil Graham reported raising $354,000 for his campaign for State Assembly. The impressive haul gives him a strong advantage in the heavily Republican seat and positions him as the frontrunner.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response I’ve received from local residents and proud of the strong start,” said Graham. “I’ve been walking door-to-door, talking to residents about the mess in Sacramento and what the priorities are for North County. We need real leadership in Sacramento to bring focus on job creation and reforming the way we tax and spend in this state. I am committed to providing that leadership.”
From San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Barrera…
“It is with mixed emotions that I announce my intention to resign from my role as Secretary-Treasurer of the Labor Council. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have had to work alongside each and every one of you to create a better future for the region’s working families.
From Gretchen Newsom…
I have decided that I will not run for Mayor. My husband and I have recently decided to divorce on an amicable basis and, therefore, I need to focus on our son. I appreciate everyone’s respect of our privacy.
I want to thank my friends, neighbors, and community for the outpouring of support I have received. I am honored by and grateful for your enthusiasm to stand with me. Our fight for meaningful investments in working families and our communities must continue. I encourage everyone to support raising the minimum wage and other ballot measures and candidates that lift up working families.
Organization Vows to Inform East County Citizens of Breach of Trust
(San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s Board of Directors today voted to revoke its support for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s bond measure Prop V, citing the district’s breach of its pledge to of fair and open competition for the taxpayer-funded projects covered under the bond.
The GCCCD’s board of trustees voted on Tuesday to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement that would favor union contractors and severely limit competition for the bids, which SDCTA says will drive up costs to taxpayers. In doing so, the district reneged on the promise it made to gain SDCTA’s coveted endorsement when the measure was on the ballot in 2012.