DeMaio to Hold “Signature Storms” in Support of Pension Reform Ballot Measure

Carl DeMaio Undesignated 13 Comments

Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio will spend every weekend at local San Diego stores collecting signatures for the Comprehensive Pension Reform Ballot Measure until the required 95,000 signatures from San Diego voters are collected, his campaign announced today. The announcement comes on the heels of increasing efforts by local government labor unions to “block” signature collection efforts through a well-funded and …

Good news! New local taxes CA legislative bill is dead. For now.

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 5 Comments

GOOD news! CA Senate President Darrell Steinberg recently announced he is tabling, until next year, his efforts to push SB x1 23 (formerly SB 653), an insane bill to expand the types of taxes CA cities, counties and local school districts can levy – including local income taxes. Sadly, the proposal isn’t completely dead. http://latimesblogs.latimes.co​m/california-politics/2011/07/​local-tax-measure-shelved.html Part of me hopes this …

The bogus UNSTATED public worker pension assumptions

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 2 Comments

The public worker pension debate rages on. And “rage” is the operative term when the unions and their allies discuss switching to 401-k plans from their current guaranteed defined benefit plans. Carefully selected sob stories are popping up to justify continuing the public worker guaranteed pensions that are roughly three to four times what private sector workers can expect to …

Report: PLAs Increase CA School Construction Costs 13%-15%

Vince Vasquez Undesignated, Vince Vasquez 8 Comments

New Groundbreaking Study Reveals “Project Labor Agreements” (PLAs) Increase School Construction Costs by 13 to 15 Percent in California School projects built under these contracts cost $28.90 to $32.49 more per square foot JULY 26, 2011 SAN DIEGO – California school construction projects built under contracts that contain provisions known as Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) cost 13 to 15 percent …