DeMaio and Coalition File Ballot Measure

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Over the transom…

Please join us for a very important press conference at 1pm Monday at City Hall regarding a Charter Amendment that will have a huge impact on the city’s ability to balance its budget long-term.

Please call to confirm attendance: Alicia, 858-382-2197 

MEDIA ADVISORY

DeMaio and Coalition File Ballot Initiative to Reform City Contracting

Charter Amendment Would Provide Millions in Taxpayer Savings and Require Fair and Open Contracting Rules 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Alicia Pivirotto, 858-382-2197

Friday, November 20, 2009 

What: The City Council is refusing to faithfully implement voter- approved outsourcing reforms and has proposed anti-competitive mandates be added to city contracts. 
 
What can San Diego voters do?
 
Find out…
 
A coalition will officially launch a campaign to qualify the “Competition and Transparency in City Contracting” Initiative for the November 2010 city election.  The Initiative amends the City Charter to hold city government accountable for fair and open competitive bidding on city services and contracts.

Who: Councilmember Carl DeMaio, Scott Brady, Associated General Contractors (AGC); Laura Nelson, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC); Donell Johnson, National Association of Minority Contractors; James Day, working Apprentice; and Rank-and-file workers and representatives from local small businesses who currently face anti-competitive rules barring their participation in city contracts.
 
Why: “Open and fair competitive bidding for city services and contracts can save taxpayers millions. Unfortunately, the city has not implemented real competition in city services and contracts.  To achieve savings and to open jobs on contracts to all San Diegans, we must turn to the voters to impose clear, fair and open rules for competitive bidding in city government,” comments Councilmember DeMaio.
 
When: Monday, November 23, 2009  1:00 p.m. 

Where: San Diego City Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101 

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