San Diego City Taxpayers Need New Budget Solutions From City Hall

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 2 Comments

This Tuesday, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders publicly released his plan to close the estimated $179-201 million gap in the Fiscal Year 2011 General Fund budget at City Hall. While Sanders’ proposal minimizes the deficit’s impact on residents without raising taxes, it fails to secure the long-term interests of local taxpayers. Why? #1 Short-term financial fixes are heavily relied upon. …

Watkins Madness

Vito Andolini Vito Andolini 3 Comments

Since I wrote on September 20 about the travails of Bob Watkins, the misunderstood and mystified (his word, that second one) Airport Authority chairman has met with Mayor Jerry Sanders and admitted his failure to disclose potential conflicts of interest.  A Sanders’ blessing followed, with the understanding that Watkins would amend his financial reports and clean up his act. Yet, …