Faulconer’s first TV ad… “Sanders: Getting Things Done.”

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“I worked closely with Kevin Faulconer to reform the city’s pension system — saving a billion dollars that can now be put back into our neighborhoods,” Jerry Sanders says to the camera.” Kevin is running to finish the job. His Neighborhood Fairness Plan uses savings to repave, increase police patrols and keep after school programs open longer. Best, Kevin’s plan starts …

Is the Filner settlement a good deal?

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by Barry Jantz This was published at FlashReport on Sunday. Is the City of San Diego agreement with Bob Filner a good deal for taxpayers? Maybe we can start by agreeing on something.  It really chaps the common hide to think the city would enter into any settlement whatsoever with the soon-to-be former but already disgraced mayor.  If it were …

New City of San Diego Sales Tax Coming?

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Sounds like it if the new Council President Todd Gloria gets his way. The North County Times reports: New SD Council President Pitches Tax Increase Neither new mayor nor council offer immediate reaction to $900 millon proposal The new president of the San Diego City Council — rising Democratic star Todd Gloria — said he wants to put before city …

Faulconer’s open letter to Mayor Filner

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Today, Mayor Bob Filner and two new San Diego City Councilmembers — Mark Kersey and Scott Sherman — were sworn into office. In his op-ed in Sunday’s U-T San Diego, Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer laid out areas the new mayor and City Council can focus on together to keep City Hall accountable and working for San Diegans. In …

Faulconer Speaks Out Against Proposal to Increase Pension Debt

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San Diegans voted for Comprehensive Pension Reform to fix the pension problem now. In fact, much of the City of San Diego’s financial turnaround over the past few years is attributable to local leaders taking the bull by the horns and not putting off difficult choices to future generations. Today, Kevin Faulconer continued to speak out against a plan that …

Faulconer: “People in San Diego were hungry for change”

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San Diego’s vote on Proposition B is reverberating across California and the country, creating national headlines. Kevin Faulconer, co-author of the Comprehensive Pension Reform citizens initiative, took to the airwaves to talk about the overwhelming approval of the measure, and how San Diego is setting a blueprint for reform for local governments throughout the nation. Watch the clip here.