Mayoral Candidate Fletcher on the Pension Initiative

Criticus Criticus 5 Comments

From this morning’s Union Tribune in regard to the ballot measure to fix city pensions: Fletcher said he won’t decide whether to support the ballot measure until a fiscal and legal analysis have been done. He also said he has concerns about stripping pensions away from newly hired firefighters, as the measure would do. “It is clear we have to …

ICYMI: DeMaio Kick Off Speech

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 3 Comments

DeMaio Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign Pledges to Implement His “Roadmap to Recovery” and Pension Reform City Councilmember Carl DeMaio launched his campaign for Mayor on Sunday in Rancho Bernardo. In his announcement, delivered to a crowd of 200 supporters, DeMaio focused on making city government work for San Diegans once again. What follows is the full text of his speech: …

DeMaio and Fletcher are In

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 1 Comment

Today… SDUT: Fletcher to run for San Diego mayor SDUT: DeMaio kicks off campaign for San Diego mayor Prior stories… Rostra: Heidi Klum’s Take on the San Diego Mayor’s Race Rostra: Deep Thoughts….By People Who May Be Your Mayor Someday SDUT: Kehoe explores run for San Diego mayor Voice: Kehoe Explores Mayoral Candidacy Voice: Kehoe — Let’s Talk Pensions Later …

Deep Thoughts….By People Who May Be Your Mayor Someday

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 8 Comments

In the spirit of election season, which officially kicks off Sunday, here are some deep thoughts by people who may be San Diego’s Mayor someday: “San Diegans want an app that routes all of their complaints to an intern in my office.” ~Carl DeMaio “San Diegans are tired of drinking at the beach.” ~Kevin Faulconer “San Diegans want a new Chargers …

Mayor’s Race: Booorrring

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 33 Comments

WARNING: This blog contains a large dose of snark. 2012 Mayor’s Race: Booorrring. Ya, I said it. And I meant it. All the hype around early races kills the enthusiasm with saturation. In this case, it’s been just sheer overload. In December, I traded calls with all the muckety mucks, reviewed all the uber early, virtually meaningless polls, gobbled up …

Big Sister Christine Kehoe is Watching You… Sit in Traffic on the I-5 and Loves It!

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 7 Comments

When State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) is not plucking the petals from a rose a to determine whether or not she should run for Mayor, she seems content to bungle up traffic on the 5 freeway in north San Diego City and County. Car accidents are proving to be the old-fashioned way to mess up traffic. Nowadays you can …

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 …