Top 10 Flaws in the San Diego Sales Tax Hike

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 1 Comment

Not surprisingly, the City Council today advanced the dubious Sales Tax Ballot Measure. Put simply, San Diego taxpayers deserve better than a tax increase masquerading as “reform.”  That’s why we are putting together a broad-based campaign to defeat this deceptive measure – and to articulate a bold and effective reform agenda. If you are willing to help with the campaign, …

Mary England’s take on her NO vote in Lemon Grove; GOP makes needed comparison to San Diego

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Following up on last night’s post noting that a sales tax increase will not be on the November ballot in Lemon Grove, the lone — but in this case all powerful — holdout provides her thoughts to SD Rostra.  From Councilmember Mary England: “It is time that the people see that we are serious about structured reform at city hall.  …

Lemon Grove Sales Tax Increase fails to qualify for Ballot

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Three of four Lemon Grove councilmembers voted tonight to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot, but that wasn’t enough as Mary England single-handedly owned the power of veto. In a city that requires four votes to qualify such a measure, Councilman Jerry Selby’s vacation absence couldn’t have come at a more intriguing time, thus resulting in only …

“Dollar for Dollar” Proposes Match of Cuts and Sales Tax Dollars

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 2 Comments

Save a dollar, get a dollar. It’s a refreshingly simple approach to solving the City of San Diego’s budget problems proffered this morning by San Diego County Taxpayers Association President & CEO Lani Lutar. Lutar delivered this memo to Mayor Jerry Sanders and member of the San Diego City Council this morning. So far, Councilmember Carl DeMaio has reacted favorably …

Councilmember DeMaio’s Statement on “Blank Check” Sales Tax Increase

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 5 Comments

Councilmember DeMaio issued the following statement regarding the proposed sales tax increase: “Until pension reform is implemented, San Diegans can continue to expect chronic budget deficits and service cuts.  This tax hike is not a solution to fix run-away pension costs.  It’s a blank check tax increase on working families that will end up delaying reform.”

RINO Exhibit at City Hall Zoo

Aynd Rand Aynd Rand 6 Comments

As the melodrama surrounding City Hall unfolded this week, one thing became obvious to all observers of city and local politics. Jerry Sanders has shown himself to be a R.I.N.O. (Republican in Name Only) who lacks the ability to lead this city. His commitment to Republican principles has been whispered about for years. This week has shown Jerry to be …

Coalition Letter to Mayor Sanders, Re: Sales Tax Ballot Proposal

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REFORM BEFORE REVENUE COALITION Asian Business Association of San Diego Republican Party of San Diego County Building Industry Association – San Diego San Diego County Apartment Association California Restaurant Association San Diego County Taxpayers Association Neighborhood Market Association San Diego Tax Fighters Lincoln Club of San Diego County July 29, 2010 Honorable Mayor Jerry Sanders Honorable City Councilmembers City of …

City of San Diego moves headlong toward “something”

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Voice reporter Liam Dillon is literally camped out at SD City Hall.  From Voice of SD… City Sets Emergency Financial Meeting; Frye and Mayor to Present Joint Proposal? The San Diego City Council will meet Friday morning at 10 a.m. to discuss City Councilwoman Donna Frye’s proposed ballot measure linking a sales tax increase to a series of cost-cutting reforms. …

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 …

ZOMBIE SALES TAX RETURNS YET AGAIN

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 10 Comments

SALES TAX IS NOT DEAD YET! We enjoyed some brief success yesterday (Monday, 26 July, 2010) when Donna Frye threw a monkey wrench into the San Diego City Council majority’s plan to put a sales tax on the ballot. As you probably all know by now, she joined with Carl DeMaio and Kevin Faulconer to torpedo a sales tax increase …

Delicious Stagecraft By Donna Frye… and the Mayor

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It’s not just that Donna Frye voted against putting the sales tax on the ballot, its how she did it. She warned the majority of Democrats days ago that she wouldn’t vote to put a tax increase on the a ballot without cuts at the same time. Yet again, labor and her fellow Democrats rolled their eyes and ignored her. …

DeMaio Thanks Grassroots for Helping Defeat City Sales Tax Hike

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 1 Comment

YOU did it!  We received countless emails and calls at the City Council today against the sales tax increase.  I want to thank my colleagues Donna Frye and Kevin Faulconer for voting against the sales tax proposal today — and standing firm for real pension reform.  If you have a moment, please shoot both Kevin and Donna an email thanking them …

DeMaio: Sales Tax Hike a “Bailout” For City Politicians

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Sales Tax Hike a “Bailout” For City Politicians on the Backs of Working Families Without Pension Reform Funds From Tax Increase Will Be Wasted San Diego – City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today labeled the proposed city sales tax increase a “bailout” for city politicians that have failed to implement long overdue reforms to the pension system and competitive bidding on …

Buy American and Save Our Country

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron 14 Comments

Ever wonder what you can do to help save our country? Sure there are alot of things to do and many of us are already doing them. Taking part in Tea Parties, calling/writing our elected representatives, praying for our country and military, voting, teaching our kids about our history, Liberty and Constitutional Rights, etc. But there is one thing we …