Mayor Faulconer Meets my Neighbors in South Clairemont…

B-Daddy B-Daddy 4 Comments

…and some of them were a tad rude. Kevin Faulconer wearing his SDSU Aztec tie at South Clairemont Rec Center I attended the inaugural “Meet the Mayor” session yesterday and was impressed with the Mayor’s focus.  Since I can’t find any press coverage, I am providing a summary and a little editorial comment of my own.  (I’m a blogger not …

When Pension Reform Goes Bipartisan

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Eventually the mathematical results of under-funding ever more generous pension benefits for state and local employees becomes a problem for Democrats too.  Illinois legislators are expected to vote this week on pension reform that would pare back pension benefits in three important ways. Reducing cost of living increases. Increases retirement age. Capping the salary amount available for pension calculations. There …

Nathan Fletcher campaign committees not so transparent

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 6 Comments

Nathan Fletcher and his supportive committees have some ‘splaining to do. On Sunday, center-left blog San Diego Politico alleged a potential ethics violation committed by Nathan Fletcher for Mayor and his supportive “Restoring Trust in San Diego – A Committee to Support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013… with major funding by Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Joan Jacobs” over a TV …

Linkage Fees Do Nothing for Affordable Housing

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The need for a Republican mayor to veto leftist nonsense was on display Monday, when the San Diego city council passed whopping increases in the “linkage fees” on new development that ranges from 377% to 744%.  The fees are supposed to help provide affordable housing when new development results in low paying jobs.  Don’t ask me how creating jobs makes …

Big Win for Rostra at the 2013 San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Barry Jantz, The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 3 Comments

Thor is very happy with all of us tonight at San Diego Rostra. Our humble political blog won first place in the Best News and Opinion Blog category at the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. The Libertarian Lass and Barry Jantz graciously accepted on behalf of everyone in the Rostra blogpen. Visual aid shown here. To put this into …