A Q & A with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 4 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/imgres.jpg” captiontext=”Jan Goldsmith”] Goldsmith weighs in on the San Diego Mayor’s Race, the San Diego Convention Center expansion and more   As the only candidate for citywide office with no opponent in the upcoming election, Rostra thought it would be a good time to check in with San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to discuss his first term in …

How Sanders (Mostly) Got His Groove Back … and SD Labor Doesn’t Like It

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Remember back in 2010 when the local Municipal Employees Association went crying to its state level big brother, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), about Mayor Jerry Sanders using the power and prestige of his office to inspire and endorse Prop D, the sales tax increase? No I don’t remember that either, because it did not happen. However, I do recall …

City Attorney: Retiree Health Agreement ‘Achieves an excellent result for City’

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Historic agreement helps San Diego avoid years of costly legal battles City Attorney Jan Goldsmith lauded the agreement the City reached today with labor unions to drastically reduce retiree health costs — a move that will save San Diego taxpayers more than $700 million. “This settlement … achieves an excellent result for the City,” Goldsmith said today at a joint news conference …

Block for Senate, (Insert Name Here) for Assembly

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In local political news today, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that Marty Block — everyone’s favorite tax-raising-after-he-promised-not-to-do-so Democrat — is looking to run for the State Senate seat currently held by a termed-out Christine Kehoe. Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana is in the mix, and there are rumblings that newly-elected Assemblywoman Toni Atkins might jump in. All depending upon redistricting, of …

Second Lawsuit Filed Challenging Proposition D

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This just in to Rostra: the “fiscal impact analysis” prepared for Proposition D, the City of San Diego’s half-cent sales tax initiative is being challenged under California Elections Code §9295 in a lawsuit which alleges that the required analysis provided by the City of San Diego is “not impartial, not accurate, and misleads the public.” “It’s time the voters are …

DeMaio and Goldsmith to Lead Pension Reform Forum at GOP State Convention

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Duo to Outline Ways to Legally Reform State and Local Pension Benefits What: Special Forum for state and local officials at the California Republican Convention. Who: Councilmember Carl DeMaio City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Jack Dean, Vice President, Californians for Pension Reform When: August 21st, 2010 2:30pm – 4:00pm Where: Manchester Hyatt Cunningham Room A/B/C 1 Market Place San Diego, CA. …