Pension Reform Panel

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SDCTA Breakfast Panel: The Future of Pension Reform: What’s Next? Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Organizer: San Diego County Taxpayers Association Sponsor: REFORM San Diego Panelists Include: Carl DeMaio – Founder and Chairman of Reform San Diego Hon. Jan Goldsmith – San Diego City Attorney Tim Davis – Partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, …

Pension Reform Ballot Measure Won Every Council District

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Will of the Voters Must Be Respected and Prop B Implemented Prop B, the Pension Reform ballot measure not only passed resoundingly with 66% of the total vote, it also carried each of the nine San Diego Council districts. The overwhelming victory comes as no surprise to the thousands of volunteers who worked tirelessly in every community collecting signatures to …

More Politics As Usual From Nathan Fletcher

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Latest Fletcher Political Game: Rich Downtown Insiders Handpick Their Choice for Mayor Today State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s masterful gamesmanship continued as he attempted to use his millionaire campaign backers to make the case for his independence. Ironically, the wealthy downtown insiders featured at the press conference are the same people who have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to his …

DeMaio Proposes 100-Day “Managing for Results Plan” to Restructure City Government & End Automatic Salary Hikes

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Taps 5 Members of “Management Transformation Team” Carl DeMaio today unveiled his 10-point “Managing for Results Plan” detailing reforms DeMaio will accomplish in the first 100 days to restructure city government into a leaner, performance-based organization. “If we want to improve results for taxpayers, we must fundamentally change how city departments are managed,” DeMaio noted.  “Leadership starts at the top …

Faulconer pushes to bring City technology into 21st century

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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 …

City Still Swimming In Red Ink

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Gimmicks aside, the annual budget deficit remains $50 million, with $318 million needed to restore service to 2003 levels City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today released a fiscal assessment of the Mayor’s proposed FY 2013 budget which reveals that instead of a truly balanced budget, the city will run an operating deficit of at least $50 million. When accounting for lost …

Faulconer to Review Over 300 Recommendations to Improve City Operations and Boost Efficiencies

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Audit Committee to also consider proposal that could recover up to $500,000 from payment errors   Have an idea to fix City Hall and save taxpayer dollars? The independent City Auditor has over 300. This morning at 9:00 at City Hall, Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer — chair of the City Audit Committee —  will be reviewing 313 recommendations …

Council Adopts Key DeMaio Small Business Reform

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Streamlined Funding Process for 17 Business Improvement Districts Is Part of DeMaio’s Small Business Action Plan I would like to commend my fellow Council colleagues today for passing legislation on a much-needed overhaul to the process for funding the city’s 17 “Business Improvement Districts” (BIDs). This reform is vital to ensuring that San Diego’s BIDs are focused on promoting, serving, …

DeMaio Urges San Diego Residents to Reject Another Water Rate Hike

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65% Increase in Water Bills Since 2007 – Yet City Failed to Deliver on Promised Reforms from 2007 Rate Increase Councilmember Carl DeMaio expressed disappointment that the City Council voted to forward another water rate hike on hard working San Diego families instead of fixing the wasteful spending within the Water Department.  At the urging of the Mayor the City …

Coalition Announces Commitment to Advance Fiscal Reforms

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Business Organizations and Leaders Commit to Taking Budget and Pension Reforms to the Ballot by 2012 if City Leaders Don’t Act Soon View full “Statement of Unity” on 5 Guiding Principles for Reform View full Press Release   Councilmember Carl DeMaio and representatives from leading local and state-wide business and taxpayer advocacy groups announced the formation of a coalition dedicated to …

DeMaio & Faulconer Outline Criteria for Achieving Fiscal Reform Without Raising Taxes

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DeMaio & Faulconer Outline Criteria for Achieving Fiscal Reform Without Raising Taxes  Proposed Sales Tax Initiative Does Not Fix Broken City Government Read Full Report San Diego – Councilmember Carl DeMaio joined Councilmember Kevin Faulconer in identifying “10 Criteria for Real Fiscal Reform in City Government.”  The reforms include significant reforms to the city’s debt-ridden pension system, immediate implementation of …