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Join Carl DeMaio Monday AM for the “Competition Express”

Sunday, June 13, 2010
posted by Carl DeMaio

The bus is full, but we would love to see you at one of the five stops on our city-wide tour!  – Carl

“Competition Express” to Deliver 138,000 Signatures to City Hall to Qualify the San Diego Competition Ballot Measure

Bus with DeMaio, Volunteers, and Boxes of Signed Petitions to Make Five Stops Throughout the City Ending With Official Ceremony to Turn-In Signatures at City Hall

To view the full tour map and details, click here

WHAT:

San Diego “Competition Express” Bus Tour (See Attached Itinerary)

After five months of collecting signatures, a grassroots campaign led by City Councilmember Carl DeMaio will turn in petitions with over 138,000 signatures of city voters to qualify the “Competition and Transparency in City Contracting” Initiative for the November 2010 city election.  The Initiative amends the City Charter to hold city government accountable for fair and open competitive bidding on city services and contracts.

WHO:

City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (Initiative Sponsor)

Accompanied by campaign volunteers and supporters

Joined by special guest speakers at each stop on the tour

WHY:

Our city government faces a massive budget deficit and we have seen our neighborhood services cut to unacceptable levels. We could be saving millions each year through fair and open competitive bidding – something voters overwhelmingly approved with Prop C in 2006.

Unfortunately, the city’s labor unions have blocked this reform because they want to keep the sweetheart deals they have arranged with city politicians. Now city labor unions are demanding more costly mandates be applied to public and private projects – driving jobs out of our region.

To make real change happen in city government, we must turn to the voters through this ballot measure to impose reform from the outside.”

–Councilmember Carl DeMaio.

WHERE:

Monday, June 14, 2010 – Competition Express begins at 7:30am, makes several stops around the city to highlight benefits of the ballot measure, and arrives at San Diego City Hall at 11:00am to turn in the signatures.

7:30AM – Rancho Bernardo Library

Theme: Why Competition Helps Balance the Budget

Address: 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, 92128

8:30AM – University City Fire Station

Theme: Why Competition Helps Pension Reform

Address: 4285 Eastgate Mall, 92037

9:15AM – Mission Beach Lifeguard Station

Theme: Why Competition Helps Neighborhood Services

Address: 3125 Ocean Front Walk (Corner of Mission Boulevard and West Mission Bay Drive) 92109

10:15AM – Convention Center – Bayfront

Theme: Why Competition Creates Local Jobs

Address: 1 Park Boulevard, 92101 (Circle between Hilton and Convention Center)

11:00AM City Hall – Clerk’s Office

Theme: Imposing Reform Using the Initiative Process

Address: 202 C Street, 92101

Among the Guest Speakers:

Councilmember Carl DeMaio

Bill Sheffler, former SDCERS Pension Board Member

TJ Zane, San Diego Lincoln Club

Jim Ryan, Associated General Contractors

Adam Summers, Reason Foundation

Ted Brengel, Mira Mesa Town Council

Lorie Zapf, San Diego City Council Candidate — District 6

BD Howard, Democrat and former San Diego City Council Candidate — District 8

Scott Hasson, Tierrasanta Community Council

Hon. Mitz Lee, Filipino American Community Empowerment

Donell Johnson, Minority Contractors Association

(affiliations for identification purposes only)

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