A Message to SD Rostra from Carl DeMaio

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San Diego Rostra Readers:

I hope you can make this neighborhood walk to collect signatures for the Competition and Transparency in City Contracting Initiative – so we can bring real change to San Diego city government in the 2010 elections!

Details and RSVP below.  Please pass on to all your contacts!

-Carl DeMaio

Signature Gathering Walk

With City Councilmember

Carl DeMaio

in Support of the

“Competition and Transparency in

City Contracting Initiative”

 Saturday, January 16, 2010

8:30am-12:30pm

Volunteers are Needed to Walk a Neighborhood to Collect Signatures to Qualify This Important Ballot Measure for the November 2010 Election!

Require Competitive Bidding on City Services:  The Initiative holds city government accountable for implementing outsourcing reforms.

Provide Equal Opportunity for Jobs:  City contracts would be awarded using clear rules for fair and open competition and provide equal opportunity for both union and non-union workers to apply for jobs.

Post All City Contracts Online: The City would post all of its taxpayer-funded contracts online – and list the number of bids received on contracts as well as any justifications made for any “sole source” contracts.

**Deployment Location: 18295 High Mesa Court, San Diego CA 92127**

 From I-15 Freeway and Rancho Bernardo Road Exit.  Take Rancho Bernardo Road West for 300 feet. Turn Right at West Bernardo Drive.  Turn Left at Poblado. Take for one mile. Turn Left on Sun Maiden, Turn Left on Bear Dance and follow to High Mesa Court. Contact Phone: 858-217-6112

 Please arrive no later than 9:00am.  Lunch will be served upon completion of the walk.

RSVP to 858-217-6112, or Email Info@CleanUpCityHall.com

An Important Message from
Carl DeMaio
San Diego’s Taxpayer Watchdog

Dear Friends:

San Diego city government faces its worst financial crisis in its history.  We have seen city services cut, fees raised, and our city debt grow.  The level of waste and inefficiency in city departments is staggering. 

We need change – and that change must be imposed on city government from the outside by the voters themselves.

I am asking for your help in qualifying and passing a measure for the November 2010 election called the “Competition and Transparency in City Contracting Initiative.”

This important ballot measure requires all city departments use competitive bidding to achieve cost efficiencies in their services. 

Voters overwhelmingly approved similar reforms in 2006, but implementation of competitive bidding has been stalled by the labor unions.  This measure gives city leaders the authority to overcome the stall tactics of the labor unions – and holds our city government accountable for finally implementing this voter-approved program. 

To put an end to “sweetheart contracts,” the measure requires our city government to place all of its contracts online – and to follow fair and open competitive bidding rules for all city contracts. 

As the city confronts a massive financial crisis, the measure will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars annually.

If you are fed up with wasteful spending in city government – and want to subject city departments to some good old fashioned competitive bidding – please join us for an important neighborhood walk program on Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 8:30am-12:30pm. We need to collect signatures from registered voters in the city of San Diego to qualify the measure for the November 2010 ballot.

Thank you — and together we will create a city government we can be proud of again!

For more information on the Competition Intiative, visit http://www.cleanupcityhall.com/

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