Thursday, November 10, 2011

Twitter: Imperial County Dem Chair endorses Vargas for Congress

Pleased to announce Jim Horn, Chairman of the Imperial County Democratic Central Committee, has endorsed Sen. Juan Vargas for U.S. Congress.

Tweet here.

The Hill: Two Calif. Dems get EMILY's List support in House races

EMILY's List, a political action committee that supports Democratic women who favor abortion rights, has added Denise Moreno Ducheny and Gloria Negrete McLeod to its list, the first step toward an eventual full endorsement.

Ducheny and McLeod are both California state senators running to represent California in the U.S. House. 

Read the article here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

VOSD: Second Thoughts on the Pension Reform Initiative: Social Security

And that is the real question. Do the voters really want to play chicken with the IRS?

Read the article here.

Calling Politician Carl DeMaio out, Pt. 1

Guest post by Martha Sullivan

If SD City Councilmember Carl DeMaio is so worried about homeless people disrupting business for the Coffee Cart & Hot Dog stands at the City Concourse, then why did he put out this release last year stating that a temporary homeless shelter should be set up AT the Civic Center (!!!) so that City Leaders "would not forget" that we need to do something to provide a solution for the homeless in San Diego. (I think we would AGREE with DeMaio about the urgency of providing a solution for homelessness, but why the sudden change of heart now that some homeless people are occupying the City Concource for POLITICAL reasons?)

SDUT: Filner calls for infrastructure funding

“It is a core part of our federal responsibility to invest in our transportation infrastructure and lay the foundation for job creation and continued economic competitiveness,” Filner said in a prepared statement. 

Read the article here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lincoln Club Invite

See the invite here.

SDUT: SD pension initiative qualifies for June ballot

A proposal that represents the most dramatic change ever to San Diego’s public employee pension system has qualified for the ballot after election officials deemed supporters collected enough signatures to put it before city voters next June.

The initiative -- crafted in April by Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Council members Carl DeMaio and Kevin Faulconer -- would end guaranteed pensions for all new city hires except police officers. They would receive a 401(k)-style plan instead.

Read the article here.

VOSD: Manchester Looking at Buying the Union-Tribune

"There's lots of people interested in that asset," Manchester said. "There has not been anything completed. We're looking at it. It's a very complicated transaction if it were ever to come to fruition."

Read the article here.

SDUT: Conservative scorecard flunks Fletcher

San Diego Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is being docked by Capitol Resource Family Impact, a socially conservative voice in Sacramento.

Fletcher, a Republican and candidate for mayor of San Diego, scored 20 percent on the organization’s 2011 legislative scorecard released Monday.

Read the article here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

SD Reader: Maienschein Paid $106,270 As Homeless Commissioner

As it turns out, Maienschein hasn't done all that badly in the money department.

According to the San Diego United Way's most recent IRS return, filed in January of this year and covering the period betweeen July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010, United Way paid the former councilman $101,099 in salary, plus $5,171 in estimated "other compensation," for a total of $106,270.

Read the article here.

VOSD: Dumanis Debuts With Schools

Bonnie Dumanis made a debut of sorts Thursday night. The Republican district attorney appeared at a candidate forum with other major mayoral hopefuls for the first time. Dumanis didn't have the polish of Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher or comfort of Congressman Bob Filner, the two other candidates who spoke. Both of them have been debating for the last two months.

Read the article here.