Posts Tagged ‘November 2010 Election’
The Election File — (1) Yes-on-Sales Tax group Disbands and (2) Dan Mc Allister will seek a New Term
The Committee that urged a vote raising SD City Sales Taxes last Fall, has now disbanded with the filing of an official form. Voters defeated Prop. D with a 62% majority, in part owing to the asymmetrical campaign waged by our own Gayle Falkenthal and GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric.
In a 2nd happy note for local Taxpayers, fiscal watchdog Dan Mc Allister signalled this week he will seek another term as SD County Treasurer in 2014, with his own paper filing.
………. A Full ‘Sales Tax’ Name to Remember
The full name of the Yes-on-D committee is worth repeating. It is the longest name of a committee your correspondent can remember in recent San Diego election history. Ready?
New filings show the S.D. Deputy Sheriffs Assn had a good 2010 election Year — Here’s How they did it
2010 was a year to forget for much of organized labor, but at least one local employee group was celebrating on Election Night…the San Diego Deputy Sheriffs Association. Reports filed in the last 24 hours reveal the DSA found success through a willingness to back (gasp) Republican candidates !
The DSA did significant Independent Expenditures for Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts in the Fall, thus refusing to panic after the June primaries when Roberts and Horn were both forced into risky runoffs. But then, you would not expect law enforcement officers to panic.
Please join Councilmember Carl DeMaio and our grassroots team this Saturday, Sept 25 for a few hours to help defeat Prop D — the blank check sales tax increase in the City of San Diego.
Volunteers Needed To Deliver LawnSigns
Saturday, September 25 (9:30am to 4:30pm)
5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 107 San Diego, CA 92121
Prop D gives city politicians a “blank check” tax increase with no guarantees on how the money will be spent.
Over 800 San Diegans have asked to host a No on D lawn sign in their yard during October.
If enacted, Proposition 23 will suspend California’s global warming law until unemployment falls below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters. When that takes place, Prop. 23 goes back into effect. Backers say their intent is to ensure that California’s horrendous economy, with an unemployment rate above 12 percent and possibly double that in reality, isn’t further crippled.
That’s straightforward enough, and people can honestly agree or disagree on the measure’s worthiness. However, opponents of Prop. 23 have inaccurately claimed Prop. 23 would repeal AB 32, the global warming law. Here’s the first graf of a press release from Cleantech San Diego that I quoted in my previous post on the subject.
I’m curious to know how Jay Goldstone, the Chief Operating Officer of the City of San Diego, can state that the city has had “four years of significant budget reductions.”
This quote is taken from a memo that went around to city department heads on Monday. Full memo can be found here (quote is in first paragraph).
Below are financial figures for the city by departments over the course of 2003 to 2009. A few occasional departments show a sporadic reductions, but one doesn’t have to be financial wizard to recognize that they general trend is clearly increased spending year over year. Such inaccurate language from someone so high up in the private sector would end their career.
The Yes on D campaign in support of the proposed half-cent sales tax increase in the City of San Diego has finally ginned up its efforts, less than eight weeks before election day. I suppose it took that long for the public labor union checks funding the campaign to clear.
Its first news release announced the campaign’s team members. It wasn’t the names that caught my eye. It was the logo. I nearly shot my coffee through my nose when I saw it. Fair warning to you before you take a look: http://www.twitpic.com/2nfisf
The No on Prop D campaign has officially launched its website – and has announced a campaign kickoff event for August 25.
The website is at www.StopTheSalesTax.com. In addition to providing information on why San Diegans should vote against Prop D, the website asks San Diegans to sign a “petition against higher taxes.”
On August 25th, the campaign will formally kickoff with a large event at Coles Fine Flooring. The kickoff event boasts a host committee of over 80 civic leaders – drawing from a broad spectrum of San Diego’s communities. A full copy of the event flier can be accessed here.
In a recent editorial, San Diego CityBeat’s staff claimed to oppose Proposition D, the sales tax increase on the November ballot. But the purported opposition is just a convenient fig-leaf for the tax-and-spend CityBeat “liberals”, as they prepare to endorse the sales tax hike. The “liberals” (I don’t like calling them liberals, as they’re not – they are leftists) rule out cuts while stressing their eagerness to raise taxes and fees. Then after having ruled out any other way of closing the budget gap, they pretend to oppose a tax they’re going to support.
Let’s start from the editorial’s conclusion:
Current Mayor of Escondido, Lori Holt Pfeiler has just filed papers at the deadline to run for city council. Lori, who announced last year she would not be seeking re-election as mayor has decided to stay with politics. She joins a crowded field of 7 candidates vying for 2 council seats. Current incumbent, Marie Waldron is seeking re-election to her own seat, and the vacant seat is currently occupied by Councilman Dick Daniels, who is running for Mayor.
More to come on this!
I think it was Winston Churchill who said “One martini is too few, three martinis is too many.” Let me assure Mr. Churchill that four is WAY TOO MANY. But when you want to talk to the Barkeep? There it is. Paraphrased from a napkin:
….So I keep talking to people about the city race district 6, and the surprise on election night that put Zapf on top. Never heard so many excuses from the downtown types about why the predictions about a sweeping Wayne victory wasn’t in the cards. Even Republicans. 92101 Republicans, of course. Course as we’ve seen time and time again, the ‘yapping class’ is often wrong – they talk to themselves too much and the way things work here a consensus is made and anyone who thinks anything different is a fool….