City Attorney: Retiree Health Agreement ‘Achieves an excellent result for City’

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Historic agreement helps San Diego avoid years of costly legal battles City Attorney Jan Goldsmith lauded the agreement the City reached today with labor unions to drastically reduce retiree health costs — a move that will save San Diego taxpayers more than $700 million. “This settlement … achieves an excellent result for the City,” Goldsmith said today at a joint news conference …

A Sit Down With Roger Hedgecock Part II: Conservatism, Governor Brown, Holding Their Feet to the Fire

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This is Part II of my interview with San Diego’s Roger Hedgecock, nationally syndicated talk show host. He is heard locally on KOGO 600 AM. You can read Part I of my interview with Hedgecock here. Hedgecock had been a part of “Youth for Goldwater” when he was in high school. I asked him how he formed his conservative political …

On Fiscal Issues, Where Art Thou Mayoral Candidate Bonnie Dumanis?

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Maybe mayoral candidates should approach the 2012 election as if they were running for Homecoming King or Queen of San Diego. This seems to be Bonnie Dumanis’ tactic so far. She is willing to put herself out there… in the sense that she is willing to have folks voice their opinion about her at the ballot box. Of course, nominees …

Mayor’s Race

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As noted in the post below it looks like District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is in. The emails swirling around town this morning also mentioned that she hired GOP consultant Kevin Spillane from Sacramento to run her race. In the past Dumanis used Democrat consultant Jennifer Tierney, who is also the consultant for the Firefighter’s Union. Does this mean that the …

Federal govt bans its own employees from unionizing

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Here’s a Wall St. Journal “must read” article concerning government employee labor unions. Trust me. Technically, the federal employees CAN join labor unions. But they cannot negotiate either pay or benefits. And workers cannot be compelled to join, nor to pay dues. The Wisconsin bill allows the employee labor unions to negotiate pay, but not benefits. So it turns out …

Taxpayers Are From Mars, Unions Are From Venus

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The following commentary by San Diego Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric appears today on the FlashReport… In San Diego, like everywhere, the appetite of public employee unions for higher taxes is insatiable San Diego has some unique attributes – most notably our near-perfect weather – it’s no different than many other cities in at least one notable respect; when times …