Lead, don’t follow

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin Leave a Comment

The San Diego City Council yesterday adopted a resolution in opposition to Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to get rid of local redevelopment agencies. A real shocker of a news story there, that San Diego, or any city would be opposed to such a move by the State.  The only surprise is that Councilmember Sherri Lightner opposed the resolution, apparently needing …

San Diego Mayor’s Race Part 3

Criticus Criticus 13 Comments

Normally I feel somewhat obligated to fact check posts by “mouth of the local gop” Mr. Murphy. So I did some calling around about the San Diego Mayor’s race. Turns out Murphy is correct: it sounds like Dumanis and Filner are in the race. To Filner first: if he runs, and he is the only Democrat, he is pretty much …

Update on 2012 San Diego Mayor’s Race

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 20 Comments

Looks like DA Bonnie Dumanis and Congressman Bob Filner are both exploring entering the San Diego Mayor’s race.  How does this play? With the DA in there are at least two “establishment” candidates in the race, Dumanis and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. Presumably Fletcher will be able to access Republican donor monies from his term in Sacramento and his and his …

What About Bob?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

At lunch with a well-connected San Diegan this week, I heard a fascinating rumor about the Mayor’s race in the City of San Diego. It was the notion that a sizable majority of San Diego’s Jewish community does not want Congressman Bob Filner to run for Mayor, because it would lose “the highest ranking Jewish member of Congress and a …

San Diego Mayor’s Race Part 2

Criticus Criticus 7 Comments

It looks like the establishment candidate for Mayor will be Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. Gossip downtown says that Fletcher has secured the support of Mayor Jerry Sanders, and that he is talking to the Mayor’s political consultant, Tom Shepard. It’s also circulating that Fletcher and DA Bonnie Dumanis have an understanding that if he runs (which looks certain) she will not, …

San Diego City Mayor’s Race Part 1

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Anyone who watches as much tv as I do was bound to see ads this election season for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. There were a good number of them, and on broadcast. Fletcher is in a safe Republican seat so I couldn’t figure out what he was doing. Then it hit me a few days ago: Fletcher can’t use the money …