Top Twenty Worst Bills Worthy of the Governor’s Veto

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey Leave a Comment

This op-ed, co-authored with Senator Bob Dutton, originally appeared in the Flashreport As of today, the Governor has yet to act on any of these bills. When he is done, we will grade Governor Brown on his performance. The Governor’s “letter grade” will be computed using the following scale… If he vetoes 90% or more, the Governor got an “A”, 80% – …

Poll: 70% of San Diegans Oppose Chargers Stadium Subsidy

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 1 Comment

According to a new Survey USA poll, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’s proposed public subsidy for a new Chargers stadium is a tough sell to the public. In the October 13th poll that surveyed 500 adults in the City of San Diego, 70% of respondents opposed an annual $38 million taxpayer subsidy to fund a new football stadium for 30 …

Fair and Open Competition Initiative Qualifies for the City of San Diego 2012 Ballot

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 20 Comments

Backers of an initiative that would prohibit project labor agreements (PLAs) on City of San Diego construction projects were notified by San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland that the signatures submitted are sufficient to qualify the measure for the next citywide ballot. (The required minimum was 62,057). So it seems voters in the City of San Diego will have the …

Report: PLAs Increase CA School Construction Costs 13%-15%

Vince Vasquez Undesignated, Vince Vasquez 8 Comments

New Groundbreaking Study Reveals “Project Labor Agreements” (PLAs) Increase School Construction Costs by 13 to 15 Percent in California School projects built under these contracts cost $28.90 to $32.49 more per square foot JULY 26, 2011 SAN DIEGO – California school construction projects built under contracts that contain provisions known as Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) cost 13 to 15 percent …

San Diego Public Library Laptops Lifted

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes Leave a Comment

Another illuminating story from the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Watchdog group: 10 out of 25 laptop computers available for use inside the San Diego Public Library have been stolen. The laptops aren’t labeled with a magnetic security sticker, because the library thinks the stickers might damage the computers, according to the article. But the Watchdog reporter ran that claim past a …

Attention, Class: This WILL Be On The Test Monday

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

Rostra columnist Jim Sills posted a question on my recent post “Calling San Diego Taxpayers: Oppose the “Jobs Tax” asking San Diegans to oppose a proposal by the San Diego City Council to double linkage fees. Sills had the courage (and the smarts) to ask an obvious question. What the heck is a “linkage fee”? I called on Chris Cate, …