Water conservation, alternative energy and government agencies.

Regor Regor Leave a Comment

Don’t you like how government likes to impose restrictions on business and residential users, but they rarely go out and change their landscaping or retro fits their government restrooms? On another note, I’m a stronger supporter of alternative energy; however, my household income isn’t enough to qualify for the incentives and rebates for, for examples, solar panels (and cars). Now …

Issa-Towns Reach Agreement on Countrywide Subpoena

Darrell Issa Darrell Issa Leave a Comment

Issa-Towns Reach Agreement on Countrywide Subpoena Oversight Investigators to Receive Countrywide VIP Documents and Records  WASHINGTON. D.C. – In December of 2008, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) launched an investigation into Countrywide Financial Corporation’s infamous VIP and Friends of Angelo Program that exposed the inner workings of Countrywide’s efforts to buy friends in …

Poway City Manager Memo: Rexford’s Conflicts and Interference with Administration

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 7 Comments

In the midst of a recall effort against Poway Councilmember Betty Rexford, additional compelling evidence against her has been uncovered. In September 2006, Poway City Manager Rod Gould felt compelled to send a confidential memo to Rexford warning that her “recent actions constitute a conflict of interest and interference with City administration.”  The memo speaks for itself.  Read it here.

Subsidy proponent Malin Burnham says you shouldn’t get to vote

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 1 Comment

Today (10/22/09) I did a forum debate before the subsidy-seeking San Diego Downtown Partnership group.  They discussed the three downtown pyramids they want to build. I critiqued the new city hall and convention center expansion, while SDCTA CEO Lani Lutar expertly dissected the fatally flawed new downtown library proposal (she did much better than I did). Actually it was a surprisingly …

Health Insurance reform debate

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks Leave a Comment

One indisputable fact of the health care reform debate is that free care provided to the uninsured is a hidden tax on all the rest of us. It’s a hidden tax because it creates “cost shifting” which is where the costs of free care are shifted to those of us with money or private / commercial Health Insurance. The predictable result is higher …

Todd Gloria: Out of Touch With City Finances

Buck Turgidson Buck Turgidson 1 Comment

From Gay and Lesbian Times, March 26, 2009 http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/?id=14290 The city will end 2009 with a small surplus of about $2 million. But out of a $3 billion budget, “that doesn’t give a lot of wiggle room, but it’s important to note that we are living within our means,” the District 3 councilmember said. GL Times states that Pension payments …