Sarah Boot – Progressive?

B-Daddy B-Daddy 3 Comments

Oh yeah, and by progressive, that means a person of the left as opposed to a person of pallor. Sarah Boot is running against quasi-incumbent Lorie Zapf for San Diego City Council in District 2.  For full disclosure, recent redistricting moved my home from District 6 to District 2, like Zapf. I am very interested in this race. San Diego City Beat …

New City of San Diego Sales Tax Coming?

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 3 Comments

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 …

At Least the Fleece Awards Were Cute: SDCTA Hands Out 2012 Goldens

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

Smart governing decisions saving taxpayer dollars and collaborative initiatives took top honors, while cavalier attitudes and lost opportunities were called out and shamed at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA)’s 17th annual Goldens Awards Dinner, held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley. Remote controls were nowhere in sight as the evening’s theme “Taxpayer …

Faulconer pushes to bring City technology into 21st century

Matt Awbrey Matt Awbrey 4 Comments

Are you reading this using a computer system from the 1980’s? You’re probably not firing up a Commodore 64 each morning, yet much of the City’s information technology network still uses decades-old systems. This morning Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer joined Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilmember Lorie Zapf to unveil the potential savings from two competitively bid IT services contracts. He called on …

WWFD? What Would Fletcher Do?

James Behan James Behan 8 Comments

In the back and forth over Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s post Let’s be honest. Let’s be truthful. And let’s be direct., Rostrafarian Steve Rider posted an honest, truthful and direct question about this “leading by example” business. This brings up an interesting question. One can only assume that on the off chance CPR is defeated either in the …

“It’s In The Voters’ Hands” — Comprehensive Pension Reform Qualifies For San Diego Ballot

Matt Awbrey Matt Awbrey 7 Comments

  One hundred fifteen thousand nine hundred ninety one. That’s how many San Diegans signed the petition to qualify Comprehensive Pension Reform for the June 2012 ballot, the City Clerk confirmed today. The initiative’s authors — Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer and City Councilmember Carl DeMaio — joined the Lincoln Club, San Diego County Taxpayers …