“Troubleshooter” Emerald in Trouble (Again)

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 8 Comments

From this morning’s Union Tribune, an absolutely brutal article that demonstrates Councilwoman Emerald’s hypocrisy, arrogance, and simple inability to follow the laws she’s spent years demanding others to follow. Directly to you Marti (since you are a reader): this is not the cumulation of efforts to hold you accountable, it’s the beginning. You’ll know exactly what I mean shortly. Link …

This Wednesday Evening

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 6 Comments

According to my source tonight there is a meeting going on right now in Tierrasanta, with over TWO DOZEN community leaders from around D7 to address the question “what to do about Marti Emerald’. Attendees were asked not to discuss the meeting or attendees for fear of retribution. I will honor that request, even though the individual who reported from …

REWARD OFFERED IN OCEANSIDE RECALL

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 3 Comments

I’ve now heard half a dozen times that various union public safety employees in the Oceanside Recall are walking door to door in fake, pseudo uniforms, while campaigning to Recall Jerry Kern. They are prohibited from wearing their real uniforms while conducting political activity. I asked one of my lawyer friends about this, and he got back to me Tuesday …

Emerald Alienates Another Community Group – Grantville Action Group

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Last week, San Diego News Network carried this article, which I missed. Brian Peterson, the author and President of the Grantville Action Group, was a pretty big Emerald supporter during the election if my friends in D7 speak the truth… http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-11-10/blog/a-more-perfect-union/emeralds-budget-meeting-offers-no-choices-for-citizens EMERALD’S BUDGET MEETING OFFERS NO CHOICES FOR CITIZENS Last week’s meeting of the Grantville Action Group was billed as …

Emerald Takes Heat at San Carlos Community Council

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 8 Comments

Got an email from a friend to a friend to me this morning… Councilwoman Marti Emerald went to a San Carlos community meeting last night, chewing a double wad of gum the whole time. The crowd was not exactly friendly. The highlights: Marti took some time to attack the Ethics Commission for picking on her… that they were being unfair about …

The Emerald ‘Advisory Council’ Agenda?

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Well… I was sent this document that is allegedly the agenda of Marti Emerald’s Advisory Committee meeting. Anyone notice anything odd? That’s right… only the “pro” side of the new city hall and new downtown library were given a hearing. So at the end of the day her campaign donors held a meeting, were given a presentation from her point …

Seeking Information Re: Marti Emerald

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 2 Comments

A public information request will be formally filed in re the ‘Emerald Advisory Council’ in the next several days. In the meantime, I’d love to see the agenda of the meeting with the Mayor’s staff member. Anyone who has it can just send to MIGHTY THOR, I’m sure he’ll pop it over, or click the ‘I want to advertise’ button …

A Note to District 7 Residents… Will Emerald Vote to Fix Your Potholes or for a $500,000 Study for a New Downtown Library?

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 4 Comments

Local community activists (I’m referring to real ones, not the campaign donors Councilwoman Marti Emerald gets her ‘independent’ insights from) might want to take note of tomorrow’s city council docket. Our Councilwoman will have the opportunity to either vote for a $500,000 ‘study’ for a downtown library, or to come to the conclusion that this type of wasteful spending is …

Republicans and Independents: Very Little Voice On Marti Emerald’s “Advisory Council”

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 6 Comments

When asked about her community “Advisory Council” (which was the following day found to be largely her political campaign donors) Councilwoman Marti Emerald stated that the reason for the group was that she wanted “something a little more independent”. Really, that sounds great. But with old Marti, the Devil is in the details, and it’s increasingly clear there is a …

So Most of Emerald’s Official Advisory Council Are Campaign Donors?

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 24 Comments

Rostra analysis shows 67 percent of Advisory Members are Donors Last night Marti Emerald took a short interview where she said she was “surprised” that her District 7 Advisory Council would support the massive taxpayer expenditures required for a new downtown library and city hall. Really? I’d be pretty surprised too, since every public poll I’ve seen says taxpayers hate …

Day 4: Emerald Reveals A List But Is It THE List

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 2 Comments

Under increasing pressure, Marti Emerald’s office released a list that they claim is their “Advisory Council”. The problem? There are some 34 names. The original press release clearly said there were 20 members of the council. This is an issue. One likely scenario is that team Emerald looked at the 20 list, saw that the list was not the kind …

Whoops… Voice of San Diego Picks Up Emerald’s Stonewalling

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 5 Comments

Correction to my last post: looks like the Voice of San Diego picked up Marti’s Mysterious Advisory Council. So this reporter from the Voice calls over to the Emerald office with the simple request that Marti reveal the names and what answer does the reporter get: that Emerald’s office is consulting the City Attorney and won’t answer the question! Nah… …

Day 3: Who Are They Marti? We Aren’t Going Away

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 2 Comments

For the third day running, the office of San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald has refused to announce who exactly is on an ‘advisory committee’ that allegedly met with Mayoral representatives and Marti on Saturday, and voted ‘overwhelmingly’ to support a new downtown library and city hall. This must be a very important group of people – after all the …

Day 2: Who Are They, Councilwoman Emerald?

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 4 Comments

As I wrote Wednesday, Geni Cavitt of liberal Democrat Marti Emerald’s Council office issued a press release letting the world know that a “Citizen’s Advisory Council” to the Councilwoman endorsed a new taxpayer funded downtown library and city hall over the weekend. Great. The problem? No one seems to know who is on this “Advisory Council”, and one would think …

Emerald Rolls Out D7 “Advisory Board” – Or Does She?

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A recent press release from liberal Democrat Councilwoman Marti Emerald stated that she had met with a District 7 “Citizens Advisory Council”, and that the Council supports a new downtown library and new City Hall – paid for by the taxpayer of course. The interesting thing about the release is Marti doesn’t reveal who exactly is on her Advisory Council. …

What If…

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 3 Comments

I’m going to drift through a little ‘what if”… What if what the San Diego Ethics Commission was investigating in regard to liberal Democrat Councilwoman Marti Emerald had NOTHING TO DO with the alleged complaint documents posted on the old Red County Blog? What if the information Emerald was providing to clear herself from what she thinks is the issue …

Troubleshooter Picks Fight With Ethics Commission

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 3 Comments

Did anyone else notice this gem today regarding Democrat Councilwoman Marti Emerald’s ongoing ethics issues? Here is what I find most amusing: why does Emerald think the anonymous ‘complaint’ placed up on the previous center-right website Red County was actually the real one submitted? Emerald lashes out at ethics panel (Union Tribune) San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who has …