Chula Vista: McCann lawsuit details

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin Leave a Comment

The U-T San Diego reported late last week that Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann filed a defamation lawsuit against the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO for a campaign mailer falsely stating he was sentenced for a felony. Earlier this year McCann was the lone remaining member of a Sweetwater Union High School District board of …

San Diego Community College Students Lose Job Opportunities; Southwestern College governing board vote bars non-union students

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Press Releases / Media Advisories 13 Comments

CONTACT: Scott Crosby, CEO, ABC San Diego / 619-518-3450 (Poway, California) – Hundreds of San Diego Community College students will be prohibited from working on Southwestern College (SWC) Prop R funded construction projects under a proposed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) to be voted on Wednesday by the SWC Governing Board. The students will be barred from applying for these construction …

Finally Victory for Local Control

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron Leave a Comment

Vista, CA  –   The landmark ruling from the California Supreme Court agreeing with the City of Vista that prevailing wage decisions on municipal projects are “municipal affairs” governed by local ordinances,  is a long-awaited victory for local control, reform and the California taxpayers.  In essence, the court reaffirmed that for “municipal affairs,” charter cities are “supreme and beyond the reach …

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

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 26 Comments

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 …

Fair and Open Competition Initiative Qualifies for the City of San Diego 2012 Ballot

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 20 Comments

Backers of an initiative that would prohibit project labor agreements (PLAs) on City of San Diego construction projects were notified by San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland that the signatures submitted are sufficient to qualify the measure for the next citywide ballot. (The required minimum was 62,057). So it seems voters in the City of San Diego will have the …

Advocating Higher Taxes, Or Just Giving Info? It’s Higher Taxes!

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes 8 Comments

In the comments to my post  about the deceptively named Middle Class Taxpayers Association, Lucas O’Connor makes three points worth responding to: One false, one irrelevant, and one true. The false claim is that I criticized the union- and Democratic-backed group because of its ideology. No, the deception is what I criticized. When groups advertise themselves under a false flag …