Reforming San Diego County Supervisors’ Compensation

Brian Brady Brian Brady 4 Comments

Four of the five County Supervisors voted to increase their base pay (and pensions) this week.  Defeated Democrat Dave Roberts voted against the proposal while the four Republicans voted for it.  Board Chairman Ron Roberts (who will retire in two years) justified his proposal with this statement: “It has been nearly 20 years since we adjusted the formula for members …

Gaspar jumps far ahead, she can start measuring for drapes

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

Update to the post below, for Tuesday evening (Nov 22): Gaspar’s lead jumps to 659 votes… Gaspar 107,893 50.15% Roberts 107,234 49.85% Gaspar received 51.5 percent of the 9,687 additional votes. About 106,000 ballots remain to tally across the county. Before today’s count, the Registrar estimated about 17,000 remaining provisional ballots in District 3. If that number is accurate, there …

Kristin Gaspar Is Going To Win Supervisor

Brian Brady Brian Brady 9 Comments

Shady Dave Roberts is on the ropes. He shouldn’t be. Increased Democratic registration almost handed the District One race to Barbara Bry (we’re holding our breath while provisional ballots are counted this week), delivered the Republican candidates in the 52nd Congressional District a crushing blow, and nearly embarrassed a popular, long-serving, high-ranking Republican Congressman in a safe district. Yet, with all …

GASPAR: SANDAG Tax is the Thirty Dollar Frozen Yogurt Cone

Brian Brady Brian Brady 2 Comments

I spoke with Encinitas Mayor and County Board of Supervisors candidate Kristin Gaspar today about the SANDAG tax scheme.  We are hopeful she can get its support on the Encinitas City Council for an up or down vote– We’d like to smoke out the tax hikers on the City Councils.  (FWIW, Kristin Gaspar is opposed to the SANDAG tax scheme). …

The Coastal Rail-Trail

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks Leave a Comment

This recently came across my inbox: Gaspar and Muir NO vote on the Cardiff Coastal Rail Trail Project By Mayor Gaspar and Council member Muir The Coastal Rail Trail project is not new; it was originally envisioned in the late 1980s. Several prior councils recognized the negative impacts this project would have on our coastal community and, as a result, did not …