How Sanders (Mostly) Got His Groove Back … and SD Labor Doesn’t Like It

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 26 Comments

Remember back in 2010 when the local Municipal Employees Association went crying to its state level big brother, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), about Mayor Jerry Sanders using the power and prestige of his office to inspire and endorse Prop D, the sales tax increase? No I don’t remember that either, because it did not happen. However, I do recall …

Welcome The New Poliwonk in Town

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

A fresh face among San Diego’s political wonks is always a welcome sight. So it’s a pleasure to post word that Peter Amaro has been named the new Policy Analyst at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. Amaro’s brief bio: A native San Diegan (hooray!), Amaro received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.  During his time at …

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

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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 …