Great Reader Post

Criticus Criticus 3 Comments

I just logged in and read a great reader post on this Emerald Community Group issue. Great job, Thinking Man! Here is most of it, look it up below if you want the rest: Of course Marti has the right to create her own advisory groups to get the pulse of the community. In fact, she should create them so …

Mr. Murphy Gets Up Too Early For Me… More On Emerald

Barkeep Barkeep 6 Comments

At drinks with my older, wiser politico last night I brought up the ongoing ‘Advisory Council’ issue that Councilmember Emerald is embroiled in and he laughed. His thoughts, paraphrased: “Emerald really stepped in it this time, in her district and in the public eye generally. She’s stuck – if she doesn’t come clean with the names, she’s going to take …

Whoops… Voice of San Diego Picks Up Emerald’s Stonewalling

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 5 Comments

Correction to my last post: looks like the Voice of San Diego picked up Marti’s Mysterious Advisory Council. So this reporter from the Voice calls over to the Emerald office with the simple request that Marti reveal the names and what answer does the reporter get: that Emerald’s office is consulting the City Attorney and won’t answer the question! Nah… …

Day 3: Who Are They Marti? We Aren’t Going Away

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 2 Comments

For the third day running, the office of San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald has refused to announce who exactly is on an ‘advisory committee’ that allegedly met with Mayoral representatives and Marti on Saturday, and voted ‘overwhelmingly’ to support a new downtown library and city hall. This must be a very important group of people – after all the …

What, if anything do these have in common?

The Smiling Spotlight The Smiling Spotlight 5 Comments

Frank Lopez, Council Member, Vista? Betty Rexford, Council Member, Poway? Maggie Houlihan, Council Member / Mayor, Encinitas? Jerry Kern, Council Member, Oceanside Your choices could include any combination of: Hard working servant of the people, Possible, probable, or confirmed FPPC violation, possible / probable  D.A. investigation, currently being, should be, or should not be recalled, and more. North County can hold its …

Whitman looks to California’s bread basket for support

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California’s gubernatorial race is shaping up to be quite the battle and Whitman has chosen the agricultural industry get her over the top and into the hot seat in Sacramento. The $32 billion agricultural industry represents more than 1,000 growers and food processors, and employs at least 90,000 Californians. In a statement to the media, Whitman announced her agriculture leadership …