I have GREAT news to share!
Moments ago Judge Vargas DENIED the government labor unions’ legal challenge to Prop B – Pension Reform.
The court has rejected a “Restraining Order” that would have prevented the Mayor and City Council from proceeding forward with Prop B.
Here’s the brief statement I released upon hearing the news:
“Today San Diego citizens scored a big win for Pension Reform! Judge Vargas’ decision clears the way for the City to respect the mandate of 66% of San Diego voters who approved Prop B’s pension reforms.
However, even with today’s positive court decision, it will take a Mayor who is genuinely committed to the timely implementation of Pension Reforms – Bob Filner has fought against pension reform every step of the way.”
Today’s victory is the result of thousands of San Diegans who worked together to qualify and pass Prop B.
We are not out of the woods yet. The government labor unions will surely continue their efforts to invalidate this historic election and block real pension reform. Bob Filner is the biggest ally the government employee unions have in their war on pension reform. That’s exactly why Pension Reform will remain the centerpiece of my campaign for Mayor — and the focus of my first months in office.