Kristine Alessio’s Political Stunt To Succeed Dianne Jacob

Brian BradyBrian Brady 2 Comments

Kristine Alessio just left the Republican Party. She claims that it’s because of Trump and that the local Republican Party “bullied her.” I ain’t buying that. Kristine s running for County Supervisor in 2020. Her mentor doesn’t like Joel Anderson and he’s devising a strategy to build a coalition of “Dianne Jacob Republicans” in East County. State Senator Joel Anderson is …

Reforming San Diego County Supervisors’ Compensation

Brian BradyBrian 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 …

Happy SANDAG Tax & Spend Republican Day

Brian BradyBrian 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 …

Gettin’ Hot in the 2012 Kitchen

Erica HollowayErica Holloway 1 Comment

So, it’s only January 2011 and already, we’re seeing some folks filing papers to run for office. Good thing, ’cause some of us just can’t stand a breather. [See full list of candidates who have filed so far at the County Registrar of Voters for 2012] Of course, tongues were wagging last week when Republican San Diego City Councilman Carl …

End Run, Touchdown!

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The quarterback gives the play in the huddle. Just after the snap, the defenders push to the center and the quarterback gets plowed from the side. The reason: the line decided to go with another play. In case you’re wondering, the public is the quarterback in this end run on the tax cap increase for the Centre City Development Corp. …

Yes on Prop A Endorsements Piling Up

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Strong Key Support Backs Local Jobs for Local Workers The list of endorsements continues to grow for Proposition A as the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and North County Times editorial staff backed the ballot measure for local construction jobs. The passage of Proposition A on November 2 would enact a charter amendment at the County of San Diego prohibiting …

State of the County Addresses Budget Concerns for 2010

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STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS 2010 CHAIRWOMAN PAM SLATER-PRICE WATCH THE ADDRESS HERE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/Portal/News/2010/Feb/021110SOC2010.html FULL TEXT: Good evening, and welcome to beautiful Irwin M. Jacobs’ Qualcomm Hall. January 3rd marked the 157th year of County government. We have accomplished a lot since the first Board of Supervisors rode to meetings by horseback, coach or wagon. There have been good times …

State of the County To Unveil New Initiatives, Discuss Challenges for 2010

Supervisor Pam Slater-PriceSupervisor Pam Slater-Price 2 Comments

At the first meeting of 2010, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to select me as Chair of the Board and lead the County during what many expect to be a fiscally challenging year for the County of San Diego. The board also unanimously voted Supervisor Bill Horn, District 5, as Vice Chairman and Supervisor Ron Roberts, …

UPDATE: Dave Allan will NOT challenge Dianne Jacob for SD Supervisor in 2012

Jim SillsJim Sills 11 Comments

Barry Jantz reports he was contacted by La Mesa councilman Dave Allan today. The La Mesa lawmaker has re-considered and will NOT run for SD County supervisor, 2nd district, against incumbent Republican Dianne Jacob. Barry served 6 years on the La Mesa city council with Mr. Allan, so the credibility level is very high. Barry’s full report is here: Allan …

Dave Allan vs. Dianne Jacob for County Supervisor, 2nd District, in 2012?

Jim SillsJim Sills 19 Comments

This afternoon, David M. Allan of La Mesa filed a “Candidate Intention” statement to run for San Diego county supervisor, 2nd district, in 2012. The form is on file at the San Diego Voter Registrar. (La Mesa councilman Dave Allan is pictured at the Left.) That may mean a race against the current incumbent, Republican Supervisor Dianne Jacob of Jamul, …