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Comments made by CarlosDangler

Gloria Brings Change On Medical Marijuana, Lobbyists, Open Data

Hey DeLaDrick..its easy to be snarky but think for a moment...the interim mayor's attention to detail..his knowledge of what's in the best interest of the city is a breath of fresh air for San Diego and quite a welcome post the era of random chaos. Keep on Rockin Todd Gloria!! Some of us are not cynics!

September 12, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Interim Mayor Gloria Defends Convention Center Expansion

Holy Cow DonWood. I can hardly believe myself. I agree with you again.

September 9, 2013 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Attorney Suggests Audit Of Filner's Credit Card Use

DonWood - finally i agree with you on something. WOOHOO !

September 9, 2013 at 7:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Interim Mayor Gloria Defends Convention Center Expansion


The Chargers may very well be looking for a handout to build their new stadium on the cheap. It is apparent they have a pitbull as a negotiator in Fabiani.

The job of our elected representatives is to master the art of negotiation on behalf and in the best interests of ALL of the citizens' of San Diego including interest that relate to the convention center contiguous floor space requirement.

Comparing ComicCon to Chargers is an exercise in futility. They both have positive and negative considerations. Because you might prefer, i don't know, for example, synchronized swimming over watching Monday night football does not mean that a majority of citizens agree with your assessment of what needs to happen with the Chargers. In fact, I would argue a majority would like to see the Chargers remain in San Diego.

Obviously Todd Gloria, as i stated above, is making the wise choice by proceeding with the current convention plans. I heard him state that his father is huge Chargers fan and would like to see them remain in town. Those traits of open mindedness and clarity of thought are what we need in our leaders. Leaders who see opportunity in the negotiation of the deal while citizens voice strong arguments on both sides. Representatives in 2014 will need to work with the pit bull and negotiate a mutually beneficial deal that meets all convention center, all cost and all other of the city's requirements on the table.

To say 'get the hell out if our city' is completely short-sited and presupposes all stadium projects are failed losing projects. That's simply not true. Cities across the country have leveraged investment in sports arenas and stadiums to reinvigorate entire urban districts. Integrating sports venues into the urban fabric has the ability to transform them from sporadic activity generators into economic redevelopment engines that provide a far more beneficial and wide-ranging economic impact on a daily basis if done wisely. Successful examples include LoDo and Coors Field in Denver, and of course PETCO Park in San Diego, Penn Quarter/Chinatown and the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Bring on the art of the negotiation!

September 9, 2013 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Attorney Suggests Audit Of Filner's Credit Card Use

Let me restate that last sentence of the second to the last paragraph...

"... from an ethically informed place as well as a"

also.. regarding pferguson comment 'Filner needs to sue the city for continued harassment.' .... no pferugson ... wrong. Filner needs to drift silently away into exile and go through his professional therapy. Then he needs to reflect and atone.

September 9, 2013 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Attorney Suggests Audit Of Filner's Credit Card Use

Muckapoo... I have not supported Mr. Filner throughout the Fiasco.

It sounds like what your saying then is that this was Goldman's/Cities strategy all along to have him sign with the pension as part of the settlement agreement to step down and then go back sue him on credit card stuff to get back his pension? It's less than 25K. Chump change in the scheme of things.

If they do this, then it in the interest of fairness they need to audit usage of all the city-issued credit cards. Equitable prosecution across the board. I don't care if others haven't done wrong. Audits should be routine. And if they are lax on others which I believe they are, then they should let this go. It smacks of weasel. They wouldn't have gone after him for this if Goldman, the city and Filner were arch-friends.

The idea of using the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law in these cases smells of a bad lawyer joke and makes one wish our representatives came to these decisions made from an ethical place rather then a

I say let it go and close the book. I'm tired of reading about tragedies.

September 9, 2013 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Attorney Suggests Audit Of Filner's Credit Card Use

I agree 100% with susanmartha. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Either audit ALL the city-issued credit cards.and then publish the results or NONE. Then publicly lambaste either ALL or NONE.

Filner scandal is over. Why if not for personal or political reasons what you be complaining about such a relatively inconsequential amount of money? You've given him a pension out to the settlement deal for cripes sake and the election will cost roughly $6 million.

We've done the math. This looks motivated Goldsmith. Should have quit while you were ahead.

September 9, 2013 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Women Who Accused Filner Talk About Coming Forward

Will do Len. I must admit i am surprised because initially I did not have your name identified on the freeloader list but thank you for the update / duly noted, Perhaps with the money you and Daves save from not giving, you will have enough to buy something nice for yourselves. A book perhaps?

"For it is in giving that we receive."
― Francis of Assisi

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
― Khalil Gibran

“Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.”
― Gautama Buddha

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston Churchill

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens

“My Karma is going to run over my Dogma.”
― Len and Daves

September 8, 2013 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Interim Mayor Gloria Defends Convention Center Expansion

micdavis42 - and LaMesa_dude--

You really need to read the article before talking about re-channeling monies to interests that matter to you and view the forest for the trees here. This article is not about building a new stadium. It is about Todd Gloria standing firm and not caving to Charger spokesperson Mark Fabiani's pressure to have him disapprove and nix the expansion of the Convention Center. Todd Gloria's reasoning is sound. Any decision about a new stadium will have to be made by the new mayor in 2014. He is getting the city's ducks in a row and ensuring alternative options are available and on the table for the new mayor which is the best interest of the city. This is smart planning. If Chargers stadium is not met with consensus in 2014, then expansion of the Convention Center all regulatory hurdles have been addressed and no time is lost and money is saved.

September 7, 2013 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Women Who Accused Filner Talk About Coming Forward

McColgan55 - Perhaps you should consider starting San Diego Chapter of the D.W.H.C.
Democratic Woman Haters Club. Rumor has it the National Chapter has an immediate opening for a new stooge as Filner was let go for not paying his dues.

September 7, 2013 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )