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San Diego Reaches Accord On Pension Ballot Measure

Let me expand that to all "elected" officials, not just legislators.

April 8, 2011 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Reaches Accord On Pension Ballot Measure

I'd like to know if legislators in general (local through federal) get defined benefits for serving just a single term, even as they seek to move government employees to 401Ks.

April 8, 2011 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

S.D. Now Accepting Additional Plastic Items In Recycling Program

Does the collection of some materials help offset the cost of recycling (i.e. items with a CRV value, or that can otherwise be sold on the recyclables market)?

If so, why does the city not enforce the laws against people cherry picking those items out of the recycling bins? Over a week, I'll see at least 20 individuals or teams of people stealing materials out of the bins.

November 17, 2010 at 9:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Could Upcoming Election Change State And Local Politics?

NOTE: I did not mean to say that Valero is the author, or sole proponent, of Prop 23. However they have helped finance the campaign and they do so in their own interest.

November 1, 2010 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Could Upcoming Election Change State And Local Politics?

I'd like to ask how many of the folks complaining about the number of ballot initiatives have signed a petition.

A very large portion of the people who collect those signatures are "bounty hunters", making $0.50 or $1.00 for each person who signs. Of those who sign, how many actually read the material at the signature table? Do they wonder who is paying for their signatures? Doesn't it make you wonder if they're collecting signatures for multiple ballots at one table?

For just one example: If you buy Valero gas, when you pay at the pump, you are giving them money, which they, in turn, can pay to these signature gatherers, to have you sign their petition (Prop 23) to overturn Prop 32, which they see as limiting their profits (not to mention, damaging the causes of clean energy development and employment in that sector).

Personally, I refuse to even consider signing any petition for which the signature gatherer is paid. They're mercenaries. If the gatherer is working without pay, you can feel relatively assured that they at least believe in their cause.

If you sign (without reading and/or researching the initiative proposal), you have yourself to blame!

November 1, 2010 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )