by Gary Felien, former Oceanside City Council Member
As you may have heard, my good friend and former Council colleague Jerry Kern is running for the 76th Assembly District.
We served together for four years and built a strong record of fiscally conservative policies.
We ended deficit spending and passed four balanced budgets in a row with no tax increases, raised the city reserves from zero to six million, restored the city’s credit rating, froze pensionable base salaries, implemented real pension reform, and capped medical expenses. That is a record that favorably compares to any city in California.
Yesterday, Jerry Brown issued the first mandatory water restrictions in California. Sure, in a drought, don’t waste water makes sense. But let’s not forget that this comes after a history of Democrats saying “don’t” to measures that could have mitigated this. Don’t build desalination plants, don’t use gray water, don’t build reservoirs. Now the boards and agencies have been further empowered to do this. Not a surprise, the Democrats are the Party of Don’t.
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.
Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern announced his candidacy for the 76th Assembly District last week. The UT-San Diego reported that Kern will probably earn the endorsement of the incumbent Assemblyman, Rocky Chavez. Chavez is vacating the seat to challenge California Attorney General Kamala Harris for the open US Senate seat in 2016. Kern signaled that he will work to solve the “hot” problems reported in the media:
This past December, I was sworn in for my 3rd and final term in the California State Assembly. As a result of term limits, I won’t be able to run again for the 71st Assembly District.
Serving as an Assemblymember has been the honor of a lifetime, and I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish so far in Sacramento.
Yet, as so often happens in life, when one door closes, another one opens.
by Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern
I am honored to have been asked to run as a candidate in 76th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Encinitas. As a 40-year resident of North County and third term council member in the district’s largest city, I am thoroughly familiar with all of the communities within the 76th district.
The U-T San Diego Editorial Board stirred the pot of the Chargers’ stadium/relocation controversy by arguing that the team actually wants to move to L.A. They make a compelling argument, and many San Diegans lament that the Chargers are as good as gone. However, all of this assumes that the NFL owners would allow the Chargers to relocate to L.A., and I’m not sure that they will.
by Jason Jackson
This week Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office announced a foreign policy vision that should be of deep concern to conservatives. In his own words, Mr. Hunter believes that America’s foreign policy should be “you go in, you kick a–, you leave.” Mr. Hunter goes so far as to refer to this as the “Hunter Doctrine.” Fortunate for us we had the Marshall Plan after WWII – If Mr. Hunter had been in charge we would have kicked Germany’s a– and then left Europe to the Soviets.
Ted Cruz announced that he is running for President in 2016. To date, he is the only Republican or Democrat who has announced his campaign. Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Elizabeth Warren, and Hillary Clinton have sent a lot of messages but Cruz is running for President.
This is a great thing for a Republican in the November 2016 Presidential campaign. Here are five reasons why:
If it wasn’t official before that Randy Voepel is seeking the 71st AD seat currently held by Brian Jones…
From the Voepel Campaign
While it has been the pleasure of my lifetime to serve as Mayor of Santee, I’ve determined it’s time for a new opportunity to serve. That’s why I’ve decided to run for the 71st Assembly District.
As Mayor of Santee since 2000, I’ve worked hard to build a strong record. Specifically, my tenure as Mayor has been a demonstration of how conservative policies can work at a local level.
by John Nienstedt, President, Competitive Edge Research & Communication
My firm, Competitive Edge, uses Perception Analyzer™ dials to test TV ads, speeches, debate performance and even movies. Remember the movie “2016: Obama’s America”? We dial-tested it to uncover some fascinating findings about what aspects of the film – down to the second — influenced voters’ thinking.
On October 10, 2014, the San Diego County Building Industry Association (BIA), a CA not for profit Trade Association, sued the City of Encinitas in Superior court (case# 37-2014-0034550-CU-WM-NC) because of changes the City Council adopted in how the city should interpret Government Code section 65915, also known as the “Density Bonus Law.”
According to BIA Vice-President Matt Adams, the BIA simply wants the City of Encinitas to “uphold and administer the laws of the State of California.” Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar would only say that “it would be inappropriate to comment on ongoing legal matters.”
From Congressman Hunter’s office…
“Look for Politico’s story on the Hunter Doctrine in tomorrow’s print edition.”
The Hunter Doctrine: ‘You kick a–, and you leave’
Step aside, James Monroe. Duncan Hunter is developing his own “Hunter Doctrine.”
“You go in, you kick a–, and you leave,” the Republican congressman from California explained.
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.
I appeared on KUSI yesterday to talk about my partnership with former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (D) on a possible state-wide pension reform initiative.
Here’s that clip: http://www.kusi.com/clip/11241800/pension-reform
On the way out, Steve Bosh asked me about how to protect taxpayers in any possible stadium deal with the Chargers.
Here’s that clip: http://ow.ly/KuOfv
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.
I thought this was an early April Fool’s Joke today until I read the invitation. Scott Peters is a disaster for San Diego County taxpayers so I naturally thought the Taxpayers “Association” was going to goof on him this month. Alas, this is just another crony capitalist event for which the SDCTA is becoming famous.
For decades the population of California was growing faster than Texas. It roared passed the population of Texas in 1934 and never looked back.
But by 1992 that trend had changed. Here’s the comparative figures in millions:
STATE 1992 2014 Difference
California 30.97 38.80 7.83 million growth
Originally written for Communities Digital News
SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2015 — Are you a Hillary supporter? Are you frustrated to see your favorite candidate accused of yet another scandal? Are you afraid that even fellow Democrats may abandon one who just a few weeks ago looked like a sure winner? Well, be of good cheer! Below are some handy dandy talking points which will help Hillary surrogates (and Hillary herself for that matter) deflect all doubts or insinuations regarding her State Department E Mail exchanges on her own personal server.
Did you see what just happened in Oklahoma? Republican State Representative Todd Russ introduced a bill to get the Oklahoma State government out of the marriage licensing business and into the marriage recognition business. Readers here will recognize this as the “Michael Schwartz” plan: government should record marriage documents rather than issue them. From Reason.com:
For those who missed last night’s meeting of the San Diego County Republican Party at the Town & Country:
For those inspired by the ideals of constitutionally limited government, free markets and individual rights, I offer the Congressman’s voting record for context.