District 5: The Ethic of Batten & Co.

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 4 Comments

Responding to the recent post by Patrick Batten’s campaign donor, Brian Brady, “Joe Leventhal, is you or is you ain’t a candidate?” — Brady puts to question the ethic of Joe Leventhal by defining the term “candidate” in a fashion not enumerated in the City of San Diego’s Municipal Code.  We don’t have the privilege of creating our own definition …

Emerald Ethics Hearing Day 1: Ottilie Puts Ethics Commission on Trial

Sunshine Sunshine 12 Comments

What a rough few weeks for City Councilwoman Marti Emerald. After having a rather public falling out with her former Chief of Staff, Xema Jacobson, Marti is facing rather serious ethics charges related to her campaign finances. The ethics hearing regarding that case was today, and after a full day of witnesses and questions it seems to have made little …

Emerald vs. Ethics Commission, “Anonymous” vs. San Diego Republican Party

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 13 Comments

Emerald vs. Ethics Commission So the “Troubleshooter” doesn’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot. As investigations from the Ethics Commission move her closer and closer to a large fine for various violations, Emerald is going to have the gall at the next meeting to “openly challenge the ethics panel over an enforcement action” while at the …