When Pension Reform Goes Bipartisan

B-Daddy B-Daddy 26 Comments

Eventually the mathematical results of under-funding ever more generous pension benefits for state and local employees becomes a problem for Democrats too.  Illinois legislators are expected to vote this week on pension reform that would pare back pension benefits in three important ways. Reducing cost of living increases. Increases retirement age. Capping the salary amount available for pension calculations. There …

Nathan Fletcher campaign committees not so transparent

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 6 Comments

Nathan Fletcher and his supportive committees have some ‘splaining to do. On Sunday, center-left blog San Diego Politico alleged a potential ethics violation committed by Nathan Fletcher for Mayor and his supportive “Restoring Trust in San Diego – A Committee to Support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013… with major funding by Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Joan Jacobs” over a TV …

Linkage Fees Do Nothing for Affordable Housing

B-Daddy B-Daddy 3 Comments

The need for a Republican mayor to veto leftist nonsense was on display Monday, when the San Diego city council passed whopping increases in the “linkage fees” on new development that ranges from 377% to 744%.  The fees are supposed to help provide affordable housing when new development results in low paying jobs.  Don’t ask me how creating jobs makes …

Labor Council jumps in against Fletcher

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 1 Comment

The Labor Council joins the fray with a three-panel walk piece, in support of David Alvarez and criticizing Nathan Fletcher for what is inferred as a Qualcomm pay-to-play scheme: “After serving in the Marines, Fletcher served in the State Assembly. He then got a six figure salary ‘no-show job’ with Qualcomm after using his position in the Legislature to help …

Citizen Ann Romney Makes Surprise SD City Council Appearance

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 18 Comments

The unassuming blonde woman with her hair pulled back filled out the required form to address the San Diego City Council during the non-agenda public comment period on Tuesday. She stepped to the microphone for her four minutes of time to address members about an issue not on the docket. She was slotted in right after the gadfly going on …