Felien weighs in for Kern’s Assembly campaign

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Guest Column by Gary Felien, former Oceanside City Council Member As you may have heard, my good friend and former Council colleague Jerry Kern is running for the 76th Assembly District. We served together for four years and built a strong record of fiscally conservative policies. We ended deficit spending and passed four balanced budgets in a row with no …

Oceanside plays Texas to California’s San Diego – Locate here!

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 15 Comments

January 14, 2014 Open Letter to City of San Diego Business Owners Dear City of San Diego Business Owner, San Diego is working hard to establish its reputation as an anti-business, anti-taxpayer city. Nothing demonstrates this better than the Linkage Fee, also known as the Jobs Tax; a fee that actually attacks your business and the jobs you create. If …

The Meltdown of Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood

Steve Gramm Steve Gramm 7 Comments

Now that the Tri City Healthcare District Board has cleaned up its act, all eyes have turned to the Oceanside City Council to provide the political entertainment for North County. After the spectacle of last Wednesday’s city council meeting, lets just say Oceanside does not disappoint. Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood had a meltdown at the dais – all recorded on …

Confident, Determined San Diego Pension Reformers hold productive Thursday night meeting in Mission Valley

Jim Sills Jim Sills 1 Comment

Kevin Faulconer set the tone last night, telling a crowd of civic leaders, “This is not about Republicans and Democrats.  This is about what is good for San Diego neighborhoods.”  Faulconer gestured to a chart showing that, if left unchanged, local residents will one day pay $500 million-a-year for a “defined benefit” pension system. “If we act now, we can save $1 …

Mobile Home Rent Control doesn’t work

Steve Gramm Steve Gramm 5 Comments

A follow up to Greg Larkin’s post yesterday about today’s Oceanside City Council meeting… Mobile Home Rent Control doesn’t work by Steve Gramm It didn’t work in Cuba, or behind the Iron Curtain, but some politicians in San Diego County still think the government should be setting prices for one form of housing—mobile home parks. It will come as no …

Free Market Ideals call for Amending the Rent Control Ordinance in Oceanside

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 5 Comments

The Oceanside City Council faces a final vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on a measure proposed by Councilman Jerry Kern that would return free markets to city mobile home parks, thus simply allowing park owners to adjust rents to the market rate only when leasing to a new tenant.  Don’t let Councilmember Esther Sanchez and her regulatory, nanny-state minded cronies tell you …