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, …

Public Pensions: What to Expect in 2013

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Courtesy of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) is keeping a close eye on several significant changes to public employee pensions expected to impact state and local governments starting next year. Several stem from Assembly Bill 340, or “Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013.” The bill, recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, impacts new …

Propositions AA, EE: Endorsing Organization’s Bias Questioned

Brian Brady Brian Brady 1 Comment

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA)  has been considered by public opinion polls to be the leading public policy organization for over sixty years.  Dr. Gary Gonsalves, M.D. , the founder of volunteer-led taxpayer advocacy group Stop Taxing Us  claims that the SDCTA has an inherent conflict of interest, when analyzing and endorsing school bond issues, because of its …

Faulconer Speaks Out Against Proposal to Increase Pension Debt

Matt Awbrey Matt Awbrey 1 Comment

San Diegans voted for Comprehensive Pension Reform to fix the pension problem now. In fact, much of the City of San Diego’s financial turnaround over the past few years is attributable to local leaders taking the bull by the horns and not putting off difficult choices to future generations. Today, Kevin Faulconer continued to speak out against a plan that …

San Diego Unified is Poway By The Sea

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San Diego Politics & Media Mashup Cross-posted at FlashReport I want to highlight a story in Thursday’s U-T San Diego: “Tax Group to Oppose San Diego School Bonds” It’s worth your attention because it does a nice job of laying out a financial crisis similar to the one in Poway that has received national attention. In short, the San Diego Unified School District is Poway …

Financial Plan? San Diego Unified School District says we don’t need no stinkin’ financial plan!

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 5 Comments

Recent revelations about high-interest, long term financing of a school bond measure by the Poway Unified School District cannot have escaped the attention of a single school official in San Diego, the state of California, or nationwide for that matter. Citizens are outraged and sounding off. Watchdog groups are calling for reforms that would prevent this type of financing scheme …