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(San Diego, Calif.) – Malin and Roberta Burnham have endorsed Phil Graham for State Assembly. Burnham, one of San Diego’s most influential civic leaders, earned the nickname “Mr. San Diego” for his leadership in the city and region.
“I have known and worked with Phil Graham for many years,” said Burnham. “He is level-headed and thoughtful, and his common-sense is exactly what is needed in Sacramento today.”
Group aims to ward off efforts to undermine landmark property tax law
(San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s board today voted to join Defend Proposition 13, a statewide coalition of business and good-government advocates in opposing the current efforts to undermine Proposition 13, the 1978 initiative that limits property taxation and mandates special taxes be approved by a supermajority of voters.
Last month, a Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA 5) was introduced in the California Senate to split the property tax rolls between residential and commercial properties to allow for more frequent adjustment of commercial property tax values, which would lead to higher property taxes for businesses.
Candidate raises $50,000 in first six months
(Ramona, Calif.) – Conservative Republican Mike Harrison, a candidate for the 71st Assembly District, announced that he’s raised $50,000 for the period ending June 30, 2015. This amount of fundraising represents as much as all candidates combined for the entire year the last time the seat was open.
“I’m incredibly humbled and greatly encouraged by the show of support I have received,” said Harrison. “I’m more committed than ever to prove myself to those who have been willing to invest in my campaign and will continue working hard to be part of the proud tradition of strong, conservative leadership in East County.”
More than 1,300 individual donors support Mayor’s reelect
(San Diego, Calif.) – The Faulconer for Mayor Campaign raised over $640,000 from more than 1,300 individual donors for the first reporting period, which began June 7, 2015, and ended June 30th.
“Over the last fifteen months, we’ve worked to bring San Diegans together in support of a positive vision for our city and I think the outpouring of support demonstrates that we are on the right track,” said Faulconer. “While many are focused on next year’s election, I will continue to focus on fixing our roads and infrastructure, creating more opportunities for better paying jobs, and addressing the challenges that face our future.”
Graham raises $75,000 in first 19 days
(San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today announced his endorsement of North County businessman Phil Graham for State Assembly.
“The San Diego region needs legislators in Sacramento who understand how important the innovation community is to the future of our state,” said Faulconer. “As an executive at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Institute, Phil has been actively involved in efforts to support medical research and the companies driving innovation in America. He will be a forceful voice for this critical regional economic engine, which will create new jobs and improve lives.”
Communities United for Tomorrow’s Economy, a new political action committee supporting the re-election of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, raised $600,000 in the first month since its formation.
The committee is a coalition of local business associations, sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Club of San Diego County.
“We are committed to ensuring our region remains a viable place to do business and creating a thriving regional economy that provides opportunity for all San Diegans,” said Jerry Sanders, Chamber President and CEO and former Mayor. “Re-electing Kevin Faulconer as Mayor is critical to that goal.”
CSAG Lays out a Clear, Workable Path to New Multi-Use Stadium with No New Taxes
‘This financing plan is an important milestone and creates the framework needed to begin negotiations’
SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2015)—Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group (CSAG) released its “Site Selection and Financing Plan for New Multi-Use Stadium in San Diego” today. It lays out a clear and workable path to a new multi-use stadium that is fair for everyone, including taxpayers.
My team and I take great pride in providing outstanding service to all constituents of the Third District. In light of recent media coverage related to former personnel, I wish to assure the public that those matters have not impacted my accessibility or responsiveness, nor my determination to provide the best possible representation to the Third District. I have taken the actions necessary to strengthen my team, including hiring Mel Millstein as my Chief of Staff.
PRESS RELEASE – 5/14/15
Escondido, CA – Today, the Mayor of Escondido called on Supervisor Dave Roberts to publicly address the charges against him and if true, to immediately resign his office.
“Public office is a high trust and if the allegations against Supervisor Dave Roberts are true, he should immediately resign. The people put their faith in elected officials to uphold the highest standards of integrity and above all, to uphold and abide by the law.” Mayor Sam Abed went on to say, “No one is above the law and the only remedy for restoring the public’s confidence once violated, is to promptly resign.”
20th annual awards program recognizes best and worst use of public funds
San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) has announced finalists for its 20th Annual Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards. The awards, which recognize the best and worst in local government efficiency, spending and decision-making, will be announced next Thursday, May 21 at a dinner at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
The government-watchdog organization chose a Totally ‘90s to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular dinner, which has become famous for its hilarious video skits featuring elected officials and familiar political players.
‘Ray Ellis has been a successful small business owner and he’s made a mark in San Diego as one of our most important non-profit leaders’
SAN DIEGO (Thursday May 14, 2015)—Ray Ellis, a small business owner, non-profit leader and community volunteer, announced today he is running for San Diego City Council.
A Carmel Valley resident, Ellis is running in District 1, and the Primary Election is in June 2016. His supporters include Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former San Diego City Council President Tony Young and Amy Wood, a Carmel Valley resident and member of the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board.
Half Percent Sales Tax Rollback in El Cajon
EL CAJON, Calif. – April 15, 2015 – The ‘Rollback Tax Event’, hosted by the East County Chamber of Commerce, the City of El Cajon, Parkway Plaza, and Valley of Cars, commemorated the one-half percent sales tax decrease in the City of El Cajon. With the sun setting of Proposition O, the sales tax decreased from 9.0% to 8.5% in El Cajon. Taxpayers will save approximately $8.6 million a year, an average of $245 per household.
(SANTEE) – Assemblyman Brian Jones has announced his support for Santee Mayor Randy Voepel, who is running for the 71st Assembly District in 2016.
Jones, who currently represents the 71st District, cited Voepel’s strong record as a conservative at the local level.
“Randy Voepel isn’t just a conservative – he’s a conservative who gets results,” said Jones. “As Mayor of Santee, Randy supported pro-business policies that invigorated Santee’s local economy. He has contracted out several city services to reduce city staff, thereby lowering pension costs and ensuring Santee has some of the most stable pension liabilities in the county. The city has also been able to keep crime rates low while providing amenities for children, families, and seniors to enjoy.
Nearly eight years ago, with your help, I went to City Hall to make a difference for our community. It has been an honor to serve as your Councilmember, Council President and Interim Mayor of San Diego.
My time in public service has included some of the toughest challenges we’ve faced as a City. From dealing with one of the deepest recessions in this country’s history to cleaning up after a scandal that rocked the very foundation of City government, it has not always been easy.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Kersey moves to Scripps Ranch to lead effort to make community a charter city
San Diego, CA — City of San Diego Councilmember Mark Kersey is moving from Rancho Bernardo to Scripps Ranch at the end of his term as city councilmember in 2016. With his pending move to Scripps Ranch, Mr. Kersey was asked by community leaders to lead the effort to break away from the City of San Diego and become a new charter city. Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) has given an initial opinion that it supports the creation of the City of Scripps Ranch.
In response to what many have heard as the Chargers’ plans to announce to NFL owners that the team has determined the financing plan being developed by the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group (CSAG), the group’s spokesman Tony Manolatos released the following statement…
That plan won’t be released until the end of May, so anyone suggesting they know what it is going to include is mistaken. That said, CSAG has been clear that the financing plan it forwards to Mayor Kevin Faulconer for his consideration will include a number of different revenue streams from multiple sources. See below for more info.
FROM: Tony Krvaric, Chairman
RE: Victory Campaign Update, Dated March 16, 2015
Joel Anderson For Supervisor 2016: MAJOR Contribution Made
I wanted you to be the first to know that on March 4 our Party made a MAJOR contribution to Senator Joel Anderson’s campaign for County Supervisor. We are absolutely committed to electing Joel the next Supervisor from East County and when we endorse someone it means something. See this PDF.
Press Release from the GOP
Overwhelming support among grassroots Republicans led to decision
SAN DIEGO – At its monthly meeting this evening, the Republican Party of San Diego County overwhelmingly endorsed Senator Joel Anderson for the office of San Diego County Supervisor, District 2.
“Senator Anderson’s solid record of accomplishment and his steadfast advocacy for Republican principles earned him the endorsement tonight. Our grassroots volunteers have taken notice of Senator Anderson’s leadership over several decades of engagement with the Party. That’s why we will work extremely hard to elect him as the next Supervisor from District 2,” said Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric.
From the Republican Party of San Diego County…
Today is a sad day.
The ONLY Supervisor who stood with us today was Supervisor Bill Horn. He cast the lone vote NOT to change the county campaign rules in the middle of the game and infringe on the free speech rights of political parties.
PLEASE CONTACT BILL RIGHT NOW TO THANK HIM FOR STANDING WITH US:
Supervisor Bill Horn
Tel: (619) 531-5555
Sadly Ron Roberts, Greg Cox, and Dianne Jacob voted to empower narrow dark money groups which operate out of PO Boxes for a couple of months before an election and labor unions, at the expense of transparent, broad based, democratically elected political party organizations.
From the Republican Party of San Diego…
THIS IS AN URGENT MESSAGE. PLEASE READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY!
County Supervisor Ron Roberts is attacking our Party and its ability to participate in the political process by making direct contributions to its endorsed county candidates.
From what I’ve been able to gather, both Greg Cox and Dianne Jacob are IN SUPPORT of this infringement on the Free Speech rights of political parties.
We expect this from Democrats, but this thrust is coming from fellow Republicans, one that we helped and endorsed last year, and two who are up for re-election in 2016!
San Diego Republicans Elect Leadership Team For 2015-2016
Adopt Rule to oppose any new taxes, fees, or bonds which require 55% to pass
SAN DIEGO – Members of the Republican Party of San Diego County elected their leadership team for the 2015-2016 cycle last night, January 12, at their organizational meeting held at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island.
CHAIRMAN: TONY KRVARIC
Tony Krvaric was elected Chairman for a fifth consecutive term. Mr. Krvaric is a small business owner in the financial services field and lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife and four children. Mr. Krvaric is an immigrant from Sweden and a naturalized citizen since 2003.
Cate announces staff selections
San Diego, CA: During Chris Cate’s campaign, he promised that he would be an advocate and ally for families in San Diego’s 6th council district. Cate promised that his staff team would be reflective of the diverse and family-oriented district that nearly 150,000 residents call their home. 33% of District 6 residents are of Asian American descent and 1 in every 5 are military. 100% are families.
‘We need Chris Cate on the City Council so we can be sure government reforms continue’
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 3, 2014)—Former California Governor Pete Wilson has endorsed Chris Cate for San Diego City Council.
“Chris Cate is a former small businessman and today he serves as vice president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. In that position, Chris works closely with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and former Mayor Jerry Sanders on reforms that have saved our city from bankruptcy,” Wilson said.
Carol Kim did not vote for pension reform four years ago
SAN DIEGO (October 2, 2014)—Chris Cate, a candidate for San Diego City Council District 6, is calling on his opponent Carol Kim to confirm whether she supports two voter-approved reforms: Comprehensive Pension Reform and Managed Competition. Both reforms passed overwhelming with more 60% of the vote, and each has proven effective at saving tax dollars.
Four years ago, when pension reform was on the ballot, Kim didn’t vote