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(Poway, California) – Hundreds of San Diego Community College students will be prohibited from working on Southwestern College (SWC) Prop R funded construction projects under a proposed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) to be voted on Wednesday by the SWC Governing Board.
The students will be barred from applying for these construction jobs because the proposed CBA excludes all non-union students. San Diego Community College students are enrolled in state-registered apprenticeship programs affiliated with the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, a construction association that includes members who choose not to sign union collective bargaining agreements.
Yesterday the City Council voted 8-1 to dramatically increase water rates in the City of San Diego despite angry public comments by dozens of ratepayers and 8,557 signed protest forms. Councilman Scott Sherman cast the lone dissenting vote.
The council’s action will increase rates by 14.75 percent over two years – a 7.25 percent increase in calendar year 2014 and a 7.5 percent increase in 2015.
“This water rate increase hurts working families and is absolutely unnecessary. It could have been avoided if the City would have taken additional cost-cutting measures or used cash reserves,” noted Councilman Sherman.
“As my op-ed mentions in today’s U-T San Diego, Kevin and I were faced with a difficult challenge of righting the city’s financial problems,” Sanders said. “To address this enormous problem, Kevin and I worked tirelessly to reverse reckless spending habits and implement substantial, productive changes for the long-term vitality of our city. The fact is it took hard work, dedication and leadership to move our city past the ‘Enron by the Sea’ label. Kevin’s leadership on the City Council led to many of the changes that are poised to transform our city.
The Christian Science Monitor reported today (11/11/13) on the increasing number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans running for Congress. Among those profiled is Kirk Jorgensen, a Marine Corps veteran who is running as a Republican candidate for California’s 52nd congressional district.
More Iraq, Afghanistan vets going from service member to member of Congress
Sixteen members of Congress have served in Iraq or Afghanistan – the largest contingent of former service members to come to Capitol Hill since the 1980s. More could be on the way.
By Anna Mulrine, Staff writer / November 11, 2013
For Immediate Release
November 12th, 2013
San Diego, CA – Kirk Jorgensen, Republican candidate to represent California’s 52nd congressional district, released the following statement in response to the endorsement decision by the Republican Party of San Diego County Central Committee:
The La Mesa Term Limits Committee will file the paperwork this morning to get voter approval for an ordinance to limit city officials to twelve consecutive years in office. The group needs to collect 3,306 valid signatures in 180 days to place the measure on the November 2014 ballot.
Vice Mayor Kristine Alessio recently tried to get the City Council to put the ordinance on the ballot, but only Councilmember Ruth Sterling supported her motion. Alessio said, “If the Council won’t do its job, the people will get it done. That’s the essence of our democracy.”
CALL TO ACTION!
Jobs tax increase defeated in 2011 coming back to City Council
Next Monday (November 4th) the City Council will be hearing a proposal to increase the Jobs Tax by as much as 900%!
In July 2011 a proposal was brought forward to the San Diego City Council to increase the so called “linkage fee” from its current rate. The linkage fee is a fee charged to new commercial and industrial construction, i.e. job creators, on a per square foot basis.
The Web Site is Bad, But the Real ‘Glitch’ is ObamaCare Supporter Scott Peters
WASHINGTON – While the implementation of ObamaCare has been a “train wreck” for most of the year, it wasn’t until the law’s site was overrun with technical glitches that Americans saw what a fiasco it really was.
As Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius travels to Capitol Hill tomorrow to make excuses for the failures, it’s clear there’s really only one way to fix the “glitches” once and for all. If we want to stop ObamaCare, we must start with firing Scott Peters. Peters supports the law that raised premiums, cut Medicare, and put bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.
Cites need for experienced, effective leaders to reform government
San Diego, Calif. – U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) today endorsed Carl DeMaio in his bid for California’s 52nd Congressional seat.
“In Congress, we need more Members who are committed to improving government transparency and accountability, and I know that Carl DeMaio is the perfect person for the position,” he continued.
During his time on the San Diego City Council, DeMaio effectively led the way on scores of fiscal and government reforms, including putting an end to pension spiking, opening city services up to competitive bidding, cutting red tape on small businesses, and defeating the largest tax increase in the history of San Diego.
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 10, 2013): Nathan Fletcher’s campaign has suggested to reporters that Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez should cut their pay in half while running for mayor. What follows is a response from Faulconer’s campaign:
“San Diego voters should be more concerned about Nathan’s own attendance record as a state Assemblyman when he ran for mayor,” said Tony Manolatos, spokesman for Faulconer’s campaign. “It’s well-documented that Nathan collected his full salary during the last mayoral election yet he missed 74 percent of his Assembly meetings. He missed hundreds of votes on a wide range of important issues, including public safety, education and the budget. You have to show up for work – even when you’re running for office.
DeMaio Announces Support for Campaign to Save Maritime Jobs
Organizes Petition Drive to Stop Flawed Regulations Restricting Maritime Investment
San Diego — Two weeks ago, the San Diego City Council passed a flawed plan to impose costly new regulations that would severely restrict investment in San Diego’s vital maritime economy, which today contributes $14 billion annually to the regional economy. Today, Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio announced that he is joining a growing coalition of more than 5,000 residents, shipyard workers, small businesses, and maritime organizations who are waging a referendum campaign on the flawed plan.
DeMaio Raises Over $800,000 in Four Months
Strong Fundraising Tally Adds to National Interest,
Key Endorsements and Favorable Polls
San Diego – Continuing to show an impressive fundraising pace, Carl DeMaio announced today that his campaign for Congress raised over $325,000 in the third quarter – bringing his campaign’s tally to over $800,000 in his first four months.
With more than 13 months to go before the November 2014 election, DeMaio sits with more than $700,000 in cash-on-hand. The $800,000-plus tally does not include any funds provided by DeMaio himself. A modest $52,100 of the tally came from Political Action Committees – with the remaining more than $750,000 in funding coming from individual donations from nearly 2000 individual contributors.
“Scott Peters’ extreme and reckless positions on automatically increasing government debt only adds to the dysfunction in Washington.” -Carl DeMaio
San Diego – Having built a national reputation as an expert in government budgeting and fiscal reform, Carl DeMaio spoke out against Rep. Scott Peters’ extreme and reckless proposals to increase government debt.
“The federal government’s finances are already unsustainable, but instead of addressing wasteful spending, Scott Peters is proposing an extreme and reckless idea to allow our debt to automatically increase,” DeMaio said.
San Diego’s “Radio Mayor” Roger Hedgecock Endorses Carl DeMaio
“Carl DeMaio has taken on the forces of big government and won.”
For immediate release – September 23, 2013
San Diego- TV and radio host Roger Hedgecock today became another endorsement for Carl DeMaio for Congress, citing DeMaio’s extensive history as leading the way for reforms in San Diego that are needed.
“DeMaio doesn’t just point out problems – he is a breath of fresh air in offering bold solutions,” said Hedgecock.
DeMaio Using Volkalize.com Site Developed by Local Businesswoman to Engage Voters in Discussion on Key Issues
San Diego – Continuing his use of new technologies and platforms to make government more accessible to the public, Carl DeMaio is touting a website created by a 23 year old female entrepreneur right here in San Diego.
On Wednesday, DeMaio posted an opening message on Volkalize.com discussing his concept of “New Generation Republicans” taking leadership roles on national issues and inviting them to be part of his campaign for U.S. Congress.
San Diego, CA (September 13, 2013) – Kirk Jorgensen, Republican candidate for California’s 52nd Congressional District, today announced that he received the endorsement of Charles “Kim” Fletcher, Jr., longtime San Diegan civic leader and former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Home Federal Savings and Loan.
Fletcher said, “Kirk Jorgensen’s outstanding record as a Marine Corps Officer and combat veteran makes it imperative that we send a man like him to the House of Representatives. He knows the importance of maintaining our military dominance.
Press Release from the National Republican Congressional Committee
Peters Votes Against ObamaCare Fraud Protection
If He Had His Way, Government Would Potentially Dole Out Billions In Waste
WASHINGTON – Today, Scott Peters voted against a bill that would prevent the government from potentially shelling out billions in waste. It simply asks that household income is verified before individuals are given subsidies through ObamaCare. These types of common-sense fixes save taxpayer funds and can help restore fiscal sanity to Washington. Yet, predictably, Scott Peters cannot be bothered.
SAN DIEGO – At its regular monthly meeting tonight, before a standing-room only crowd, the Republican Party of San Diego County endorsed Kevin Faulconer as the official, endorsed Republican candidate for San Diego Mayor.
Councilman Kevin Faulconer was introduced and nominated by Congressional candidate and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, who also personally endorsed Faulconer at the meeting.
“I’ve been in the trenches with Kevin. I know he cares about San Diego and he’s always willing to work with others to get the job done. Nobody in this race has done more for San Diego than Kevin Faulconer. Kevin is the only candidate who can be trusted to finish the job of reform.”
Calls Faulconer Honest, Trustworthy, Right Candidate to Lead
San Diego, CA – Today the San Diego chapter of The New Majority announced its endorsement of Kevin Faulconer for Mayor of San Diego.
“Endorsing Kevin was the obvious choice for our members,” said Kelly Burt, Chairman of the New Majority, San Diego. “Kevin is the right candidate to restore pride to the city of San Diego. In his seven years on the city council he has proven to be a leader who is honest, trustworthy and has integrity. His track record shows he is committed to fiscal restraint, limited government spending and protecting San Diego’s natural resources. He is the right candidate to balance the city’s budget and bring jobs to the community.”
Wow. And just like that the race for San Diego Mayor is ON again!
Join me and hundreds of fellow Republicans THIS Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. for our Official September Event with premier networking, action items and…
San Diego Councilmember Kevin Faulconer, who is now the sole major Republican candidate for San Diego Mayor. Come hear from Kevin, learn about his candidacy and SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER. Voting begins in 6 weeks. Note: Right after Kevin addresses the group, we will be conducting an endorsement vote to officially support his candidacy.
‘Together, we will restore integrity to City Hall, put an end to the dysfunction, and heal our city’
San Diego (September 4, 2013): City Councilman Kevin Faulconer declared his candidacy for mayor today.
“I firmly believe San Diego’s best days are ahead – because we’ve turned our city around before,” said Faulconer, joined by his wife, Katherine, and their two young children, Jack and Lauren. “I was first elected to the City Council seven years ago following a mayoral resignation that left San Diego reeling. I’ve worked every day since then to repair the city’s finances and credibility.”
Press Release from County GOP…
CITY LABOR UNIONS ENDORSE NEW DEMOCRAT NATHAN FLECTCHER
Seizing the Opportunity to Cash in on Fletcher’s Ever Changing “Principles”
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Municipal Employees Association and the San Diego Firefighters Union IAFF Local 145 announced today they have endorsed newly minted Democrat Nathan Fletcher for Mayor of San Diego.
Fletcher received failing scores on every union scorecard during his time in the state legislature. With his dismal labor union ratings as a California State Assemblyman, the people of San Diego have to wonder what secret backroom deals are being made.
Press Release from Jorgensen for Congress…
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 26, 2013) – Kirk Jorgensen, Republican candidate for California’s 52nd Congressional District, today announced that he received the endorsement of retired Congressman Duncan L. Hunter. Congressman Hunter served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 28 years and chaired the Armed Services Committee for the 108th and 109th Congresses.
On Wednesday, September 4, the San Diego Association of REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Alliance of is hosting Protect Prop. 13.
Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, will headline the event designed to help educate the commercial real estate and business community about a proposed “Split Roll Tax” under consideration in Sacramento.
“Prop. 13 protections for commercial properties are under attack,” said Jim Taylor, president of the San Diego Association of REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Alliance of San Diego. “Labor-friendly Democrats in Sacramento , led by new Assemblyman Phil Ting from San Francisco, have an appetite for a ‘Split Roll Tax,’ which would eliminate commercial real estate from the safeguards of Prop. 13.”
Signature-Gathering Effort Starts Sunday in Mayoral Recall
The effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kicks off its signature-gathering effort on Sunday with a volunteer presence at major events, as well as a kickoff event and volunteer training event that afternoon.
More than 800 San Diegans have signed up as volunteers to collect signatures or manage other aspects of the volunteer effort. The recall now has area directors for 18 geographic regions within the city. Area directors will manage signature-gathering volunteers in their neighborhoods and coordinate the timely return of petitions to Recall Bob Filner committee headquarters.