SANDAG Tax and Spend Republicans #FeelTheHeat

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We warned the SANDAG tax and spend Republicans to vote against putting Proposition X on the ballot: Thus, the Republican Party is the “no new taxes” party.  Nationally, we ask our federal candidates to sign a pledge to oppose new taxes.  Statewide, we ask our statewide and legislative candidates to sign that pledge.  Locally, our standing policy is “no new …

Coast News: Escondido Council shows little support for SANDAG proposal, Abed “shreds” the plan

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ESCONDIDO — A massive investment proposed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has little support among the City Council. During its regular meeting Wednesday, Mayor Sam Abed shredded the aggressive plan to invest $18.2 billion as part of San Diego Forward, a regional transportation initiative looking toward 2050. Read it all.

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 …

Escondido Tackling Pension Reform

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With four conservative members of the council, Escondido has already achieved a balanced budget, implemented E-Verify for city hiring and has created a draft Charter to eliminate the high costs of prevailing wage and PLAs.  Now the city council is tackling pension reform.   The goal is to create a two-tier system along with existing employees paying their full pension …

Escondido Looking at Charter Status

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North County – Escondido, the only city in North County not to become a charter city is finally looking at the change.  Considering the major projects that the city is looking at developing in the near future, including a Triple A ballpark for the Padres minor league team and a Marriott hotel on city land,  the savings from eliminating prevailing …

Breaking News: Pfeiler Files for City Council

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Current Mayor of Escondido, Lori Holt Pfeiler has just filed papers at the deadline to run for city council. Lori, who announced last year she would not be seeking re-election as mayor has decided to stay with politics. She joins a crowded field of 7 candidates vying for 2 council seats. Current incumbent, Marie Waldron is seeking re-election to her …