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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
A lawsuit filed today in San Diego Superior Court alleges a number of violations of the Political Reform Act by State Senator Ben Hueso. Local activist Ken Moser, one of those filing the suit, holds no punches in a brief interview with Rostra. “Most people forget that Ben Hueso was a friend of former City Councilman Ralph Inzunza,” said Moser. “When Ralph was indicted, Hueso inherited his seat. Inzunza ended up doing time at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater after being convicted on federal corruption charges. Hueso in my opinion actually has a worst history of corruption when you look at his sordid history of campaign violations.”
SAN DIEGO — Republican Lt. Governor nominee Ron Nehring today issued the following statement in response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the large number of Central American children crossing into the United States, some of whom will now be processed in California:
“The children who are being sent across dangerous terrain to enter America illegally are the victims of the failure of the federal government to create a safe, secure and modern border. Poor economic and security conditions in Central America, combined with the rumor mill and the existence of cartels engaged in human, weapons and drug trafficking have precipitated this crisis in which the children are the real victims.
SDCTA Selects W. Mark Leslie as New President & CEO
Longtime San Diego Executive has Proven Record of Success in Telecommunications Industry and Local Philanthropy
SAN DIEGO (June 20, 2014)—The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s Board of Directors announced it selected W. Mark Leslie today as the organization’s new President & CEO.
Leslie, 61, is a longtime telecommunications executive who has been active in numerous civic and philanthropic efforts in San Diego, having most recently served as board chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (in 2012) and United Way of San Diego (in 2010-11).
Comprehensive Analysis Uncovers Negative Impacts on Small Businesses and Ineffectiveness as Tool to Reduce Poverty
SAN DIEGO (June 5, 2014) – Increasing the minimum wage would hurt numerous small businesses, according to a study released today by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The study also found that a local proposal to raise the minimum wage would be an ineffective tool to reduce poverty, failing to reach many of the people who need the most help.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
SAN DIEGO – Get-Out-The-Vote operations are crucial under any circumstances but even more so in low turnout elections – which is what’s widely expected for this June Primary.
The Republican Party of San Diego County has built a Get-Out-The-Vote operation to rival the unions and will be deploying parts of it from Mission Valley this afternoon at 3 PM, featuring remarks by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Carl DeMaio, Lorie Zapf, and Chris Cate.
Today the Lorie Zapf for City Council campaign filed an ethics complaint against opponent Sarah Boot for distributing illegal campaign materials during the weekend immediately preceding the June primary election.
Boot’s campaign distributed illegal campaign literature on Saturday and Sunday that lacked a “Paid for by…” disclaimer, a violation of both the City’s ethics code and the FPPC’s Political Reform Act. According to the act, “Disclaimers on political literature must be clear and conspicuous so as to be understood by the intended public.”
County Board of Education Campaign going the way of Sweetwater?
Threats, Bullying, and Money Poisoning Race for County Board
The San Diego County Board of Education campaign in North County’s Fifth District took an unfortunate and nasty turn recently with threats of mudslinging and special interest money from the American Federation of Teachers.
“This Union, which represents no members employed by the County Board of Education is trying to bully and spend its way into power,” states Doug Perkins candidate for the Fifth District on the County Board of Education. Perkins wondered, “with no members, no paychecks, no contracts or pensions at stake, why would this labor group spend $75,000 and more to buy this election?”