Reforming San Diego County Supervisors’ Compensation

Brian Brady Brian 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 Brady Brian 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 …

Denise Ducheny’s ‘Triple Crown Year’ may Haunt possible 2012 bid vs. Supervisor Greg Cox — She topped 40-member state Senate in Office Budget, Staff Salaries & Benefits … and Per Diem income

Jim Sills Jim Sills Leave a Comment

Major League baseball has not had a Triple Crown winner since 1967, but latest State figures show State Senator Denise Ducheny  reached a similar  feat while Senate Budget Committee Chair.   Ducheny was  #1 in total office budget ($1,274,117), …   #1  in total Staff salaries &  benefits ($1,108,429) ….   and tied for first in the famous Per Diem payments ($38,042).   All those #1 scores …

Gettin’ Hot in the 2012 Kitchen

Erica Holloway Erica 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 …

State of the County Addresses Budget Concerns for 2010

Supervisor Pam Slater-Price Supervisor Pam Slater-Price Leave a Comment

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 …