Reforming San Diego County Supervisors’ Compensation

Brian Brady Brian Brady 4 Comments

Four of the five County Supervisors voted to increase their base pay (and pensions) this week.  Defeated Democrat Dave Roberts voted against the proposal while the four Republicans voted for it.  Board Chairman Ron Roberts (who will retire in two years) justified his proposal with this statement: “It has been nearly 20 years since we adjusted the formula for members …

Gaspar jumps far ahead, she can start measuring for drapes

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

Update to the post below, for Tuesday evening (Nov 22): Gaspar’s lead jumps to 659 votes… Gaspar 107,893 50.15% Roberts 107,234 49.85% Gaspar received 51.5 percent of the 9,687 additional votes. About 106,000 ballots remain to tally across the county. Before today’s count, the Registrar estimated about 17,000 remaining provisional ballots in District 3. If that number is accurate, there …

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 …

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

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway Leave a Comment

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

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 62 Comments

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 …