Port Commissioner Veto: Filner Win or Gloria’s Failure of Leadership?

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This morning’s UT had a scathing editorial which proclaimed: “That scream you heard just after 3 p.m. Monday was the San Diego City Council slitting its own throat.” The editorial noted the Council’s failure to override Filner’s veto was a “huge political victory in his (Filner’s) first tug-of-war with the council.” Read the entire editorial here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/11/port-commission-filner-veto-gloria-council/ What the editorial …

New City of San Diego Sales Tax Coming?

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 3 Comments

Sounds like it if the new Council President Todd Gloria gets his way. The North County Times reports: New SD Council President Pitches Tax Increase Neither new mayor nor council offer immediate reaction to $900 millon proposal The new president of the San Diego City Council — rising Democratic star Todd Gloria — said he wants to put before city …

Gonzalez punishes Gloria and Lightner

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 11 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/lorena.jpg” captiontext=”Lorena Gonzalez”] Politics & Media Mashup There was a short but very telling story in Friday’s U-T San Diego. On the surface, “Labor gives ‘F’ grade to five on S.D. council” does not look like much more than a few inches on B2, but the story highlights how cutthroat politics can be at City Hall. The piece, written …

Todd Gloria Loves District 3 – As Long as It’s Convenient

Guest Column Guest Column 16 Comments

Guest Commentary by Dave McCulloch Just the other day, Todd Gloria – City Councilmember for District 3 – tweeted his “heart is in D3 and [he] intends to serve it, in whatever configuration, for another four years.”  While this sounds noble, I question his motives. Today, Gloria lives in Cherokee Point, a small area of City Heights that was recently …

Calling San Diego Taxpayers: Oppose the “Jobs Tax”

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 4 Comments

The San Diego County Taxpayers calls upon San Diegans to voice their opposition to a proposal by the San Diego City Council to double the so called “linkage fee” charged to construction projects in the City of San Diego. This fee is yet another short-sighted job killer and SDCTA is strongly opposed to this increase. The Council will also consider …

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

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 3 Comments

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 …