Measure X: Money House vs. School Bond

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Creating an Innovative Campaign Strategy to Oppose a Bond Measure: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Measure X Prototype by Kevin Dayton California voters approved bond measures for K-12 school and community college districts at a 90% rate in the November 2015 off-year election and June 2016 primary presidential election. This is a record rate of passage for bond measures since …

Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District Board of Governors Set to Vote on Union Only Project Labor Agreement

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Guest Column by Jim Ryan, Chief Executive Officer Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter During its October 20, 2015 meeting, the Board of Governors of the Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District was scheduled to vote on a motion to direct their staff to negotiate a union-only PLA for the District’s Proposition V construction work. The vote was delayed …

More mail in College District labor battle: “When the unions pull the strings”

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click for a larger view Press Release from Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction… With Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Now Ground Zero in Union PLA Battle, Area Voters Continue to Receive Details About PLA Unions Scheme for a Monopoly of Work on $398 Million Prop V Bond Leads to Massive Voter Outreach Santee, CA – For the third time in …

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Board Trustee receives recall notice

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Are you being served? For that matter, are you being served by the members of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District board? Because one of them got served tonight. In the midst of a cantankerous public hearing in East County, at which the College Board ultimately held off — for now — on imposing a union-only Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on …

Santee Mayor Voepel calls on College Board members to keep their promise to taxpayers in labor battle

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Santee Mayor Randy Voepel is calling on Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District trustees to live up to their prior commitment to fair and open competition on several million dollars of publicly-funded construction projects, in what is shaping up to be a Tuesday night Donnybrook for the usually quiet East County school board. Many area residents have only learned in the last …

Union electrician tells District: Honor your commitment to taxpayers and oppose the PLA

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Many East County residents have only learned in the last few days of the plan by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) to renege on its previous commitment to fair and open competition on millions of dollars in public funds being used for school facility improvements. See Thursday’s press release from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and two mail …

More mail against Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District bond “bait and switch”

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Another mail piece going out to East County residents regarding the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Board considering an “I take it back” on the promise for fair and open competition. See the prior mail from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. This piece is from the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction. Below that is a message from Eric Christen …

Mail: College Board wants to break promise to East County Taxpayers

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It’s not even an election year and we have some mail! Following up on the post regarding the San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s revocation of its support for a 2012 Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District bond measure (see earlier press release), Rostra was sent the following mailer, which apparently will be in East County mailboxes soon… click for larger images

Taxpayers Association to Revoke Support of Community College District Bond for Breach of Fair Competition Pledge

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Press Release The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is calling on the board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District to honor its pledge of fair and open competition for contracts to build taxpayer-funded projects. SDCTA says it will revoke its support for the GCCCD’s Proposition V bond measure if trustees vote on Oct. 20 to put in place a blanket …

Local Union Deceit and Lies in College Board Race

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Guest Column by Michael Schwartz On Wednesday I was amazed to find in my mailbox a hit piece on a good friend of mine, Orrin Kole.  Orrin is running for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Board and has been working hard to get his name in front of voters to let them know how excited he is to help the …