Supervisor Jim Desmond – An Uncommon Man

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 2 Comments

uncommon adjective un-com-mon  | \ en-‘ka-men Definition of uncommon 1: not ordinarily encountered:unusual 2: remarkable, exceptional Supervisors shoot down Desmond’s Proposal to Stop Enforcing State Reopening Plan Those opposing Desmond? Mayor Steve Vaus’s allies, “Republican” Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar. In a courageous and uncommon 1-4 vote Supervisor Desmond upheld what is sorely lacking in government — the core philosophy …

Office of Equity and Racial Justice?

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 2 Comments

We definitely have a character problem. We’re unable to self govern across a specter of occupations, but San Diego’s Reverend Shane Harris and County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar believe our character issues/sin can be addressed by — wait for it — more government and an empowered Office of Equity and Racial Justice. I’d like to ask the Reverend how that worked …

Press Release: San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases 2-minute video critical of County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher

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San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, has released a scathing two-minute video titled “An Open Letter to San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.” The video appears on the PAC’s website www.sdcgo.org, and can be viewed here (https://youtu.be/OKBJV5B5KAY). The video, critical of Fletcher, features Fletcher’s own comments from previous press conferences, including his statement …

Board of Supervisors District 5 Valley Center Forum

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 4 Comments

Del Pilar’s Diatribe, a conservative Latino’s view on politics… Candidate Field Set… Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! The deadline to file for political offices came and went, and as always, a flurry of candidates flooded the San Diego Registrar of Voters office. Some changed races and whether party strategy or a more viable path to win, they seek to represent …

State bill would prohibit private contracts and hurt the most vulnerable

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By Oceanside City Councilmember Jerry Kern As a candidate for County Supervisor, I have expressed the view that the County is in the service delivery business. Residents give the County their tax dollars, and in exchange the County of San Diego is supposed to provide the services they require, hopefully in the most effective and economical manner possible. Some of …

Happy SANDAG Tax & Spend Republican Day

Brian Brady Brian Brady 6 Comments

It looks like the SANDAG Board of Directors will vote to approve the SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax for a public vote today.  The anticipated scorecard should look like this: City of San Diego: Faulconer (R) NO, Gloria (D) YES County of San Diego: Roberts (T&SR) YES, Jacob (R) NO – Horn voted NO, with Jacob absent. That cancels out the …

Gaspar rolling in endorsements — Faulconer, Chavez, Zapf, Sherman, Kersey, Cate

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Just the last few days… Wednesday, from Kristin Gaspar: “Assemblyman Rocky Chavez made it official with an endorsement of my campaign for Supervisor. “I am so honored to have Rocky’s support. His commitment to public service, distinguishing himself in the Marine Corps and then recommitting himself to public service as an elected official is truly commendable, and I look forward …

Does Supervisor Dave Roberts Discriminate Against Women? #WarOnWomen

Brian Brady Brian Brady 1 Comment

Former staffer Diane Porter’s legal claim against Supervisor Dave Roberts says three things: 1- Dave Roberts had an “inappropriate” relationship with staffer Harold Meza. 2- Harold Meza was given favorable treatment and rewards for being Roberts’ paramour. 3- Roberts misused county funds to reward Meza for that relationship and to cover up the existence of that relationship. Supervisor Roberts offered …

Dave Roberts Cannot Be Forced Out

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Dave Roberts cannot be forced out of office, not easily anyway. A San Diego County supervisor must vacate a seat one of three ways: willingly or due to untimely demise, for which a replacement process exists, take their chances come election time, or possibly face a recall effort. Alarm bells sounded from District 3 as eight staffers fled his office just …

Head of Filner recall calls on Roberts to resign

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The head of the 2013 effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling on County Supervisor Dave Roberts to resign from office, in the wake of several allegations of impropriety against him by former staff members. Michael Pallamary, who started the effort to remove Filner from office prior to the then-Mayor ultimately resigning in August 2013, today sent …

Dave Roberts: A note to my constituents

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My team and I take great pride in providing outstanding service to all constituents of the Third District. In light of recent media coverage related to former personnel, I wish to assure the public that those matters have not impacted my accessibility or responsiveness, nor my determination to provide the best possible representation to the Third District. I have taken …

Mayor Sam Abed Calls on Supervisor Dave Roberts to Resign if Charges are True

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PRESS RELEASE – 5/14/15 Escondido, CA – Today, the Mayor of Escondido called on Supervisor Dave Roberts to publicly address the charges against him and if true, to immediately resign his office. “Public office is a high trust and if the allegations against Supervisor Dave Roberts are true, he should immediately resign. The people put their faith in elected officials …

Which County Supervisor has the guts to call for Dave Roberts’ resignation?

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 10 Comments

Yes, of course, innocent until determined otherwise. No question. Yet, aside from the legal process, there’s also the point at which a scandal reaches the tipping point of no going back.  There’s also the point when a public official becomes such a distraction that his or her constituents can no longer be represented fairly. The point when the government agency …

NBC7: A Look Inside Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Office Amid Turmoil / U-T: Kersey to get the ball?

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NBC7: A Look Inside Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Office Amid Turmoil A former employee in San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ office says the supervisor refused to act on complaints from staffers as documents confirm there has been almost a complete turnover of staff at the District 3 office since January. At least two of those former staffers claim Roberts created …

GOP: County Supes’ Folly UPDATE!

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Latest from the County Republican Party… Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 3rd at 9 AM three Republican (!!) County Supervisors will vote to drastically curtail the free speech rights of our Party, severely limiting our ability to elect Republicans in general and those in marginal districts in particular. It saddens me to have to call out fellow Republicans Greg Cox, Ron Roberts, …

The Need For Reasonable Limits On Political Party Candidate Donations

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Guest Commentary by Supervisor Ron Roberts Former state Republican Party chair Ron Nehring rightly states that “San Diego voters have a right to know who is trying to influence our local elections.” (Commentary, U-T San Diego, January 29, 2014).  But his prescription for accomplishing that – allowing unlimited political contributions to be funneled through political parties directly to local candidates – …

U-T Weighs In On County Supes’ Folly and Grassroots Republicans React

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From the Republican Party of San Diego County… A quick update on reactions to the County Supes’ decision to curtail our Party’s ability to elect Republicans… 1) Ron Nehring’s OpEd ran yesterday. It’s a must-read: New Rules Unfairly Limit Contributions For Supervisor Races 2) Today the U-T weighed in and called the proposal “naive and doomed to fail”: County Contribution …

Et Tu, Cox, Jacob, and Roberts?

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From the Republican Party of San Diego County… Today is a sad day. The ONLY Supervisor who stood with us today was Supervisor Bill Horn. He cast the lone vote NOT to change the county campaign rules in the middle of the game and infringe on the free speech rights of political parties. PLEASE CONTACT BILL RIGHT NOW TO THANK …

Incumbent Supervisors Cox, Dave Roberts, and Jacob Vote To Silence Political Opposition

Brian Brady Brian Brady 8 Comments

The County Board of Supervisors ruled against free speech today.  Let me amend that; every Supervisor, except Board Chairman Bill Horn, limited your right to support candidates through a political party. Horn registered his expected pro-freedom response.  He started the conversation by saying that he opposes any limits to free speech.  After public testimony (from five speakers and 16 non-speakers, …

Tom Shepard, Puppet Master. Which County Supervisors’ Strings Will He Pull Tomorrow?

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Tom Shepard is up to his old shenanigans again. Shepard-backed Supervisor Ron Roberts is introducing a proposal to limit candidate donations from political parties in San Diego County. Guess why? To protect two of Shepard’s other clients, up for re-election in 2016: Dianne Jacob and Greg Cox. It also gives Shepard a chance to make MORE money by forming and/or consulting for “independent expenditure committees” …