Taxpayers Association to City of San Diego: Not So Fast!

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

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association has written an open letter to the San Diego Union-Tribune via a public posting addressing why the Association believes it’s premature to declare “mission accomplished” on pension reform.  I’m also posting it here for Rostra readers and invite your comments. That there is a need to post a letter stating the glaringly obvious (at …

City Official: San Diego Fee Hikes Needed to Cover Salary and Pension Costs; Mayor: “It’s a Part of Life”

Buck Turgidson Buck Turgidson 3 Comments

Yesterday, the Union-Tribune published a story about the City of San Diego recently increasing it’s solar permit fees by a multiple of six. You may recall the across-the-board fee increases implemented by the City of San Diego in 2009. From the April 2, 2009 Union-Tribune story about that fee increase: Mary Lewis, the city’s chief financial officer, said the mayor’s …

REPEALING TAXPAYER RIGHTS IS THE WRONG SOLUTION FOR SAN DIEGO’S FISCAL WOES

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 1 Comment

This Thursday evening, Voice of San Diego reporter Liam Dillon posted an article on San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ plan to study possibly two new back-door taxes on city residents – a stormwater fee and a trash collection fee – as part of a $179.1 million budget-balancing deal with the City Council. As Dillon notes, these two fees have been …

Mayor’s Spokesman Compares Republican Party to Mass Suicide Group

Buck Turgidson Buck Turgidson 5 Comments

The voiceofsandiego.org has reported the following Twitter message from Alex Roth, a spokesperson for Mayor Jerry Sanders: “I’m beginning to see more and more similarities between the Heaven’s Gate cult and today’s Republican Party.” The spokesperson issued a clarification and apology after receiving media attention. Seems like a bizarre statement for a PR person to issue publicly. Your thoughts?