Welcome to San Diego Rostra

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 2 Comments

Launch of San Diego Rostra – www.sdrostra.com In an effort to provide original commentary and breaking news to the San Diego-area political community, Mighty Thor and a host of other contributors announce the launch of a new local weblog, San Diego Rostra – www.sdrostra.com. San Diego Rostra is a forum wherein news and opinion, usually from the perspective of the …

DeMaio Applauds Passage of City Business Tax Reform Package

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San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio calls the decision “a big victory for small businesses and taxpayers”… City to Refund Fees and Commits to Take Up Additional Tax Reforms SAN DIEGO – City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today announced progress on his efforts to reform the city’s notorious small business and rental tax programs.  With two 7-0 votes and a 5-2 …

Board of Supes: Investigate ACORN

Vito Andolini Vito Andolini 2 Comments

Today’s Board of Supervisors was well attended, by citizens and media alike.   The main topic was the launching of an investigation of local ACORN voter registration activities last year.   Supervisors Bill Horn and Pam Slater-Price brought the item to the agenda, and during discussion it was discovered that on top of a nearly 1-in-6 error rate in registration cards turned …

Poll finds Majority of San Diegans Oppose ACORN, Support Gov Fund Cuts

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According to the results of a SurveyUSA poll released last Thursday, 2 out of 3 San Diego residents aware of ACORN have negative impressions of the community-based organization, which is now embroiled in a national scandal exposed by conservative activists affiliated with BigGovernment.com. The poll, which surveyed 500 San Diegan adults, also found that residents are strongly in favor (67%) …

Senator Collins and I Write to 7 IG’s to Investigate ACORN Spending

Darrell Issa Darrell Issa

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Susan Collins (R-Maine) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have sent letters to the Inspectors General (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Department of the Treasury, the Elections Assistance Commission, the Department of Labor and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) calling on them to “review grants, contracts, entitlements and other forms of assistance to ACORN and its affiliates.”