How to control government salaries

Poway RogerPoway Roger 3 Comments

Regarding the recent Steve Greenhut article, Does Bell Toll for Excessive Public Pay… Part of the problem is that many politicians, no matter how conservative they might claim to be, tend to forget how the money for salaries is generated. Another problem, the politicians believe they must pay top dollar to keep talent.  Although that mindset must stop, no agency …

Is That A Sheep I Smell? It Must Be Time for Golden Fleece Nominations!

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle FalkenthalThe Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 3 Comments

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s annual Golden Fleece and Golden Watchdog Awards recognizing the best and worst of local government decision-making has become the poliwonk equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show for techies, Lollapalooza for arty hipsters, or Comic-Con for… you get the idea. But the Association can’t throw a party and produce those infamous parody videos featuring your …

Strategic Omission From Ballpark Story?

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That’s what San Diego Reader biz blogger Don Bauder claims about today’s San Diego Union-Tribune article on a study about the downtown ballpark. The study by the San Diego Economic Development Corp. said the city of San Diego was getting a far higher return on investment in the ballpark than originally estimated. Through sales, property and hotel occupancy taxes, the …