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JOBS Coalition plans to work with the City Council and Mayor to develop a sustainable and effective affordable housing financing plan
March 4, 2014) — The San Diego City Council voted unanimously today to rescind the jobs tax.
“The City Council heard the voices of small businesses and job creators in San Diego and voted to rescind the jobs tax,” said Jerry Sanders, President & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We believe housing affordability is a critical issue and we will work with the City Council and the Mayor to find sustainable solutions that do not hurt our local economy in the process. It’s important to note that both sides need to work together to find a solution that is best for San Diego.”
2/27/14 UPDATE in comments: Supermajority Buries Resolution to Expel Wright
Vote On Ousting Wright Planned For Thursday
Senators Knight, Anderson and Vidak say it’s Time for Leadership, Not Delay
Sacramento – Senators Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley), Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) and Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) have introduced Senate Resolution 29 asking for the expulsion of Senator Rod Wright (D-Inglewood), who was recently convicted of eight felonies. They plan to move for a vote on the Resolution during Floor Session on Thursday.
Following is SR 29:
Senate Resolution 29
Relating to the expulsion of Senator Roderick D. Wright
By Senators Knight, Anderson & Vidak
Nehring opens bid for Lt. Governor
Former state Republican Party chairman plans a campaign centered on bold reform and offering a better vision, better ideas, and a better team for California
SAN DIEGO – Citing the need for a better vision for California than the status quo in Sacramento, former California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring today began the process to become the Republican Party’s nominee for Lt. Governor in 2014.
Feb 5, 2014
Washington DC—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that includes the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, a bipartisan and deficit-neutral measure introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) to help states create and maintain public shooting ranges for hunters and sportsmen. The Training Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act was incorporated into H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act—which now awaits Senate consideration.
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 22, 2014) — The JOBS Coalition turned in 53,107 signatures from San Diego voters today, collecting them over a 26-day period and completing the signature-gathering phase that began December 27th to stop the jobs tax.
“We have successfully gathered more than 53,000 signatures from San Diego voters in an effort to repeal the massive jobs tax the council approved late last year,” Jerry Sanders, President & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, said at news conference surrounded by members of the JOBS Coalition at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.
The key is “Live” poll…
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2014
Locally Commissioned Live Poll Shows Faulconer With Healthy Lead
Truth is Alvarez’ extreme union-dominated agenda is failing to gain traction with majority of San Diegans
SAN DIEGO – A locally commissioned live poll shows Kevin Faulconer with a commanding lead in the race for San Diego mayor with 50.5% of the combined vote vs. 37.3% for David Alvarez. The poll was conducted Jan. 19-20.
“Voters are looking for someone who will be independent and look out for all San Diegans, and have found their taxpayer champion candidate in Kevin Faulconer, this poll shows,” said local Republican Party chairman Tony Krvaric.
If you are registered to vote in the City of San Diego, THIS IS THE FINAL WEEKEND TO SIGN THE PETITION OPPOSING THE JOBS TAX (Linkage Fees) to meet our goal of 34,000 signatures.
Former Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Councilmember Scott Sherman and City Councilmember Lorie Zapf will all be volunteering TOMORROW, SATURDAY to collect signatures. Please visit one of these locations if you are licensed to vote within the City of San Diego:
December 12, 2013
San Diego, CA – Kirk Jorgensen, a Republican candidate to represent California’s 52nd Congressional District, issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the compromise federal budget, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013:
“While I am encouraged to see members of both parties finally working together to create a federal budget, this legislation does not seriously tackle the monumental challenges facing our great nation. Instead, it takes us in the wrong direction.This bill actually increases the amount of money our government will spend this year and doesn’t come close to balancing the budget. With the federal debt hovering above an astronomical $17 trillion dollars, these nickel-and-dime efforts by the current leadership in Washington won’t get the job done to put America back on the road to economic prosperity and fiscal solvency.”
CONTACT: Scott Crosby, CEO, ABC San Diego / 619-518-3450
(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.