School reform initiative supporters turn in signatures

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 6 Comments

SAN DIEGO — Petitions containing more than 133,000 signatures were turned-in to the San Diego City Clerk for verification Friday during a news conference in support of the San Diego Unified School District Accountability and Student Performance Initiative. The measure requires at least 93,085 valid signatures to qualify for the next citywide election. The City Clerk contracts with the San …

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

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 2 Comments

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 …

Bonnie Dumanis is running… for Mayor Jerry Sanders’ third term

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 21 Comments

San Diego has a longstanding tradition of electing establishment Republicans, often with either military or law enforcement roots as its mayor. Before becoming U.S. Senator and California governor, former Marine Corps officer and Republican Pete Wilson was mayor of San Diego from 1971-1982. Wilson, a moderate to liberal on social issues, did limit the growth of the city’s budget, cut …

Gettin’ Hot in the 2012 Kitchen

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

So, it’s only January 2011 and already, we’re seeing some folks filing papers to run for office. Good thing, ’cause some of us just can’t stand a breather. [See full list of candidates who have filed so far at the County Registrar of Voters for 2012] Of course, tongues were wagging last week when Republican San Diego City Councilman Carl …

State of the County Addresses Budget Concerns for 2010

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STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS 2010 CHAIRWOMAN PAM SLATER-PRICE WATCH THE ADDRESS HERE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/Portal/News/2010/Feb/021110SOC2010.html FULL TEXT: Good evening, and welcome to beautiful Irwin M. Jacobs’ Qualcomm Hall. January 3rd marked the 157th year of County government. We have accomplished a lot since the first Board of Supervisors rode to meetings by horseback, coach or wagon. There have been good times …