Another Whopper at City Hall

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If you like political controversy you must feel like a kid in a candy store these days. One bombshell after another is coming out of San Diego City Hall. Meanwhile, Councilmember Kevin Faulconer is pushing for positive change to guard tax dollars and reinvest in core City services including street repair. Faulconer is calling for action to reduce government waste and inefficiency through …

Faulconer on Mayor Filner’s budget: ‘Repeats the mistakes of City Hall’s past’

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For Immediate Release: April 15, 2013 Contact: Matt Awbrey, Communications Director – (619) 929-0089     Councilmember Faulconer’s Statement on Mayor Filner’s 2013-2014 Budget Proposal  SAN DIEGO — Today, Councilmember Kevin Faulconer released the following statement regarding Mayor Filner’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. “Instead of continuing with fiscal discipline, accountability and fully implementing voter-approved managed competition, Mayor Filner’s proposed budget repeats …

Faulconer’s open letter to Mayor Filner

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Today, Mayor Bob Filner and two new San Diego City Councilmembers — Mark Kersey and Scott Sherman — were sworn into office. In his op-ed in Sunday’s U-T San Diego, Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer laid out areas the new mayor and City Council can focus on together to keep City Hall accountable and working for San Diegans. In …

Faulconer Speaks Out Against Proposal to Increase Pension Debt

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San Diegans voted for Comprehensive Pension Reform to fix the pension problem now. In fact, much of the City of San Diego’s financial turnaround over the past few years is attributable to local leaders taking the bull by the horns and not putting off difficult choices to future generations. Today, Kevin Faulconer continued to speak out against a plan that …

Faulconer: “People in San Diego were hungry for change”

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San Diego’s vote on Proposition B is reverberating across California and the country, creating national headlines. Kevin Faulconer, co-author of the Comprehensive Pension Reform citizens initiative, took to the airwaves to talk about the overwhelming approval of the measure, and how San Diego is setting a blueprint for reform for local governments throughout the nation. Watch the clip here.

City Leaders Lay Out Prop B Pension Reform Implementation Plan

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“San Diegans expect results. We must implement Prop B without delay.” That was the message City leaders delivered today following the landslide approval of Proposition B at the ballot box Tuesday. More than 66 percent of voters endorsed the measure, otherwise known as Comprehensive Pension Reform, to eliminate traditional pensions for new employees and replace them with a 401(k)-style plan, similar …