The real SANDAG scandal

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The real SANDAG scandal by Councilmember Jerry Kern On February 24, SANDAG’s board of directors voted to initiate an “independent” investigation of false promises made to voters during last fall’s campaign to pass a sales tax increase. Those promises included a list of infrastructure projects throughout the region they said would be constructed if voters approved the tax increase. It …

San Diego County Taxpayers Association Represents Rotarian Socialists

Brian Brady Brian Brady 8 Comments

I said this four years ago and I will say it again:   the San Diego County Taxpayers Association doesn’t represent taxpayers.  SDCTA represents the rotarian socialists who have infiltrated the Board of Directors:   representatives from big business, taxpayer funded entities, construction interests, public sector unions, political consulting forms, and law firms.  All of these entities benefit from fleecing …

Transparency Please

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 1 Comment

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 6 Comments

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 …

Who Knows If There Are Tax And Spend Republicans In Santee?

Brian Brady Brian Brady 15 Comments

Can we get some more Republicans to place a pro-SANDAG tax resolution on their City Council’s agenda?  We really need to do this to get each and every Republican Council member and Mayor on record about this SANDAG tax. Escondido City Council placed it on the agenda and not one council member voted for the tax. Poway and La Mesa rejected …

La Mesa Unanimously Rejects SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax; Tax And Spend Republicans In Vista and El Cajon Betray Taxpayers

Brian Brady Brian Brady 2 Comments

Bravo to the taxpayer champions in La Mesa for unanimously rejecting the SANDAG Sky Gondola tax.  You may have seen Councilwoman Alessio and I debating on these pages about procedural points but, when push came to shove, she (and her colleagues) stood up to this horrific tax proposal.  Here’s Alessio: The vote in La Mesa was 5-0 against. All council …