Taxing You into Public Transportation

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Taxing You into Public Transportation Government agendas should not be used to change behavior by taxing us into fixed-rail trains and buses by San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond San Diego County’s Regional Transportation agency’s (SANDAG) latest transportation plan is designed to make driving so expensive that you succumb to public transportation. In addition to current the gas tax and …

Joy Behar Explains Why Biden Documents Are NOT a Scandal

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Even the mainstream media hasn’t been able to ignore this one! And anybody unfamiliar with the story must be thawing out of mid-winter hibernation. I’m referring, of course, to the classified documents found (among other places) in the garage of President Biden’s Delaware home. Some of these are Obama era classified documents; others date to Biden’s time in the Senate. …

Leaving San Diego; Corny Problem; Rincon Extricates Itself: Your Top 3 Tuesday Numbers

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Sources: https://cerc.net/san-diego-issues-barometer/ https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2023/01/23/u-s-cites-grave-concerns-should-mexico-ban-import-of-gmo-corn-for-livestock/ https://www.casino.org/news/harrahs-socals-rincon-tribe-breaks-free-of-state-gaming-oversight/ To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

Fighting for the things we love; fighting for California

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Guest Commentary by Kyle Hermann On a chilly November afternoon, a few days before the 2022 election, I stood on the side of Kearny Villa Road with a few others staring off at the horizon for almost an hour awaiting the arrival of the famous 747 that sports UNITED STATES OF AMERICA across the side. Ever since I was a …

Blowing the Water Lottery; Tiny Fish Problem; Disaster Loans: Your Top 3 Tuesday Numbers

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Sources: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/01/13/california-storms-rainfall-drought-00077743 https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2892704886144/the-protection-of-smelt-fish-limits-water-being-captured-delta-pumping https://kion546.com/news/local-news/top-stories/2023/01/16/federal-disaster-loans-are-now-available-to-california-small-businesses-and-residents/ To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

School’s IN; Wrong Way Driver Carnage; Natural Gas Extinction? Your Top 3 Tuesday Numbers

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Sources: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2023-01-08/california-subsidized-child-care-crisis-families-aid? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2023-01-07/san-diego-testing-efforts-wrong-way-drivers? https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/09/business/gas-stove-ban-federal-agency/index.html To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.  

Fentanyl Scourge, LA Violence Abates; SWA Wants to Get Away: Your Top 3 Tuesday Numbers

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Sources: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/12/23/california-seized-enough-fentanyl-to-potentially-kill-the-entire-population-of-north-america-twice/ https://xtown.la/2022/12/21/crime-book-murders-burglaries-robberies-los-angeles-november/ https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB58 To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

The 2,000-year-old blog

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As is my custom for well over 15 years on this night… And it came to pass in those days,that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, …

The next Republican card falls in SANDAG make up: McCann won’t represent Chula Vista

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A few days ago I posted an article noting that simply having a Republican mayor in a city doesn’t guarantee that person a seat on the San Diego Association of Governments board. Last week, Vista Mayor John Franklin nominated himself as the city’s representative to SANDAG, but his city council colleagues — a majority of them Democrats — denied him …

Iconic Cat Dies; Schools (Still) Out; Legalizing Psychedelics: Your Top 3 Tuesday Numbers

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Sources: https://www.9news.com.au/world/p22-the-sad-last-days-of-los-angeles-iconic-mountain-lion/bd325ba1-04a2-457f-abe5-0c947bb46aa5 https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2022/12/uc-strike-update-tentative-agreement/ https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB58 To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

California imposing even more Covid liability on small businesses

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Guest Commentary by Georgina Marquez I originally opened Chandelier Lounge Cuisine with a dream to bring my eclectic dishes and restaurant vision to East County. Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine that the state I opened my restaurant in would become such a hostile environment for small businesses to thrive. As if small businesses haven’t already suffered enough …

Is SANDAG’s majority changing? Not so fast.

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On election night, two area Republican mayors were excitedly congratulating themselves on some of the cities around the region electing new GOP mayors, most particularly John McCann in Chula Vista, Dane White in Escondido, and John Franklin in Vista. These two mayors’ shared view, at least in the flurry of election night, was that the majority hold by Democrats at …

A Mighty Wind; Recall Fever in LA; Suicide Prevention Hits Snag: Your Top 3 Tuesday Numbers

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Sources: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/energy-green/story/2022-12-09/california-offshore-wind-energy? https://www.politico.com/newsletters/california-playbook/2022/10/28/a-possible-end-to-the-kevin-de-leon-saga-00063951? https://www.enr.com/articles/55480-contractor-sues-golden-gate-bridge-district-over-suicide-net-project To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

Hey Big Spender; Young Renters Unite; Gun Law Review: Your Top 3 Weekly Numbers

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Sources: https://xtown.la/2022/11/23/mayor-los-angeles-caruso-dollar-per-vote/ https://localtoday.news/ca/the-few-california-lawmakers-who-are-renters-form-a-caucus-to-lobby-for-renters-daily-news-2-148627.html https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2022-11-27/san-diego-gun-cases-supreme-court-bruen?utm_id=77412&sfmc_id=1810869 To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

Bass Will Win in LA; Racehorse Deaths; Stopping Sideshows: Your Top 3 Weekly Numbers

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Sources: https://results.lavote.gov/#year=2022&election=4300 https://www.delmartimes.net/news/story/2022-11-14/a-bittersweet-afternoon-at-del-mar-as-horse-dies-after-race https://abc7news.com/san-jose-sideshow-saturday-night-sj-720-police-citations-cars-impounded-sjpd/12450495/ To be added to the Competitive Edge email list and receive these weekly, please send a request to info@cerc.net.

Trump, Transactions, Snowflakes, And Election Rules

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Peter Burfeind wrote an election post-mortem on The Federalist .  I encourage you to read it.  He laid out “four new truths” about elections and the American electorate. 1- Donald Trump has jumped the shark.  (but he is here to stay) I agree with his analysis and share his disappointment in President Trump.  Picking a fight with my Governor, after …

With a “Commitment to Equity” SANDAG Should Expect and Welcome a New Advisory Board Member onto the Board of Directors

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Guest Commentary by Robin Joy Maxson From SANDAG’s website: “SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the region’s 19 local governments. Supplementing these voting members are advisory representatives from Imperial County, the U.S. Department of Defense, Caltrans, San Diego Unified Port District, Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, …

Republican Voters Being Undercounted Again: Trafalgar

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By Tyler Durden in ZeroHedge… A top independent pollster says Republican voters will be undercounted in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections next month – which will likely skew polls in favor of Democrats. “These submerged voters aren’t answering polls, they aren’t putting stickers on their cars, or signs in their yard—they’re not even posting on social media,” said Robert Cahaly, …