HJTA Backing Gas Tax Repeal: Voters To Have Final Say

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PRESS RELEASE Sacramento – The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today it is backing a ballot measure that will repeal $5.2 billion in annual gas and car tax increases that take effect November 1st, and requires that future increases be approved by voters. The measure, Voter Approval for Increases in the Gas and Car Tax, has been filed with the …

Mayor Kevin Faulconer Endorses Bonnie Dumanis for Supervisor

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Press Release (San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer endorses Judge Bonnie Dumanis for District 4 Supervisor. “Having worked closely with Bonnie over more than a decade, and having represented portions of District 4, I know that Bonnie will be a great leader on the Board of Supervisors,” said Faulconer. “Her experience as a judge and DA, have …

Activists​ ​Demand​ ​SDSU​ ​Withdraw​ ​Funding for​ ‘Black​ ​Minds​ ​Matter’​ ​Doctoral​ ​Course

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Press Release SACRAMENTO, CA (August 29, 2017) – A coalition of civil rights activists, taxpayer advocates and educators are demanding that San Diego State University (SDSU) withdraw their approval of a doctoral level course aimed at organizing teachers, school administrators and college professors to engage in the segregationist political movement known as Black Lives Matter. The course is entitled, “Black Minds …

Taxpayers: SANDAG Needs to Restore Trust

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Haney Hong, President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, released the following statement today: “The independent evaluation of SANDAG’s communication efforts showed the agency did indeed know about revenue forecasting errors before they were exposed. The SANDAG Board should immediately begin a review of what it could have done to prevent this obfuscation of public information. Beginning …

Faulconer says he’ll use veto power in wake of budget vote

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Mayor Faulconer Releases Statement on City Council’s Budget Vote San Diego – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today released the following statement in response to the City Council’s decision to remove funding for a November 2017 special election from the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: “A City Council majority is supporting the unprecedented step of blocking a public election by stripping funding …