‘This race between Ray Ellis and Sherri Lightner could be a real game changer’

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 5 Comments

There is a segment that ran yesterday on KOGO (95.7FM/600AM) we think is worth sharing because it touches on an important political storyline that has yet to gain a lot of traction. Tony Manolatos, a communications consultant and Rostra contributor, and KOGO’s LaDona Harvey discussed the race between Ray Ellis and Sherri Lightner for the San Diego City Council District …

At Least the Fleece Awards Were Cute: SDCTA Hands Out 2012 Goldens

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

Smart governing decisions saving taxpayer dollars and collaborative initiatives took top honors, while cavalier attitudes and lost opportunities were called out and shamed at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA)’s 17th annual Goldens Awards Dinner, held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley. Remote controls were nowhere in sight as the evening’s theme “Taxpayer …

Council candidate says DeMaio pressured him to drop out

David Ogul David Ogul 53 Comments

San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio tried to pressure 7th District City Council candidate Rik Hauptfeld into ditching his campaign in an apparent effort at improving fellow Republican Scott Sherman’s chances of winning the seat, Hauptfeld said today in an exclusive interview with San Diego Rostra. DeMaio’s campaign manager, Ryan Clumpner, issued a statement denying the allegation. “He met with …

Bipartisan City Council Coalition Vows To Cut Red Tape So S.D. Businesses Can Create Jobs

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“Time is money.” It’s an all-American saying that every small business in San Diego lives by. Today, City Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer joined Council President Tony Young, Councilmember Lorie Zapf, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Building Industry Association of San Diego to committ to helping businesses spend less time navigating the City bureaucracy so they can focus …

Report: New SD City Council Districts Will Spur More Competitive Elections, Shape Future Policy Debates

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 3 Comments

SAN DIEGO – New Council District lines drawn for the City of San Diego will likely create more competitive elections and shift the balance of power at City Hall. Those are the major findings of a new study published today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR). On August 25, 2011, the seven members of the City …

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

Matt Awbrey Matt Awbrey 1 Comment

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 …