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 aggressive campaign of intimidation and misinformation.
“I am not waiting to be Mayor to get things done – and reforming unsustainable and indefensible pension payouts for city employees is my top priority,” noted DeMaio in explaining the significant investment of his personal time in collecting signatures.
Last week DeMaio spent a combined 14 hours at stores in Rancho Penasquitos and Scripps Ranch – collecting more than 800 signatures for the measure.
This weekend, DeMaio will be at stores serving the communities of Tierrasanta, Allied Gardens, Navajo, San Carlos, and Grantville. (See information below)
“We cannot allow the government labor unions to block pension reform – and I’m prepared to do everything I possibly can to ensure that San Diegans have the right to vote on reforming the pension system in this upcoming city election,” DeMaio concluded.
DeMaio co-authored the Pension Reform Ballot Measure and is part of a broad-based coalition of taxpayer, business, and neighborhood groups working collaboratively to qualify and pass the measure.
MEET UP WITH DEMAIO:
Saturday 1pm-5pm: Tierrasanta Albertsons, 10633 Tierrasanta Blvd. 92124
Sunday 9am-6pm: Navajo Keils Foods Shopping Center, 7403 Jackson Drive SD 92119