Transparency Please

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen

If one desires to be a “tax and spend” Republican so be it, but own it. transparent adjective |trans-par-ent, able to be seen through, easy to notice or understand, honest and open: not secretive. On Friday the SANDAG board met to draft ballot language for their sales tax increase. The draft ballot argument reads as follows… SAN DIEGO COUNTY ROAD …

Happy SANDAG Tax & Spend Republican Day

Brian Brady Brian Brady

It looks like the SANDAG Board of Directors will vote to approve the SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax for a public vote today.  The anticipated scorecard should look like this: City of San Diego: Faulconer (R) NO, Gloria (D) YES County of San Diego: Roberts (T&SR) YES, Jacob (R) NO – Horn voted NO, with Jacob absent. That cancels out the …

Belly Up To The Bar 2: The Official Goldens Drinking Game

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal

Just in time could be my life’s mantra. I am reminded by Thor’s Assistant that no Official Drinking Game has been devised for tonight’s epic 17th annual San Diego County Taxpayers Golden Fleece and Watchdog Awards. Calling Ms. Tipit to the rescue. DISCLAIMER: In this litigious, risk-averse society, we must pause here to admonish anyone reading this column that it …

Confident, Determined San Diego Pension Reformers hold productive Thursday night meeting in Mission Valley

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Kevin Faulconer set the tone last night, telling a crowd of civic leaders, “This is not about Republicans and Democrats.  This is about what is good for San Diego neighborhoods.”  Faulconer gestured to a chart showing that, if left unchanged, local residents will one day pay $500 million-a-year for a “defined benefit” pension system. “If we act now, we can save $1 …