McCann Plays Chicken with SD GOP

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen, Undesignated 4 Comments

Chicken is a political/economical model of conflict for two players in game theory. It has its origin in a game in which two drivers head towards each other on a collision course. One must swerve or both may die, but if one driver swerves and the other does not, the one who swerved will be called “chicken,” meaning “coward.” Last …

Chula Vista Republicans Advocate for Tax Increase

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 6 Comments

Two Republican Chula Vista City Council Members, Mike Diaz and John McCann, have opposed the San Diego County Republican Party and are advocating a sales tax increase. Let me get this straight. Despite nearly seven out of ten American firefighters being volunteer, and despite California firefighters being paid 60 percent more than the other 49 states (CA median income is …

Chula Vista race now Tied —– Jill Galvez 6,554….Patricia Aguilar 6,554….St. Anthony may be responsible

Jim Sills Jim Sills 3 Comments

Just 1,000 more votes countywide were tabulated at the Registrar of Voters today (Tuesday) but that’s  enough to shake up results for Chula Vista council seat #2. Aguilar added 56 votes to her total since yesterday, while the Galvez number rose 36 ballots. That puts them even at 6,554 votes. They are competing for a runoff spot against Larry Breitfelder, who is well ahead in 1st …

Breitfelder Resignation Announcement

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

Following up on my post of Thursday about Chula Vista City Council candidate Larry Breitfelder’s surprising resignation as an Otay Water District trustee, he sent me this press release… For Immediate Release:  Thursday, June 17, 2010 Breitfelder to Resign from Water Board Today Larry Breitfelder, winner of the Chula Vista City Council primary, will resign today from the Otay Water …

No on Crash Tax in Chula Vista

Guest Column Guest Column 1 Comment

Guest Commentary by Ed Herrera As municipal government and public agency budgets continue to feel the ripple effect of the nation-wide recession, we have begun to observe one of either or a combination of reforms, budget cuts, and increased scrutiny of wasteful spending, followed immediately by an action plan, or a simple refusal to make reforms and/or adopt aggressive economic …

Larry Breitfelder, leading vote-getter for open Chula Vista seat, resigning as Otay Water District trustee

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 9 Comments

When was the last time a candidate for office voluntarily gave up an existing elected title in the middle of a campaign? It’s happening in the Chula Vista City Council election.  What’s more, it’s happening in a contested race, in a key business-labor battleground city, as the leading vote-getter in the June 8 primary is now seemingly dismissing the very …