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Comments made by SteveW

San Diego Sales Tax Proposal Still Alive

One other thing related to this --Prop 13. Some people point to this as the reason we're having <i>this</i> crisis. I strongly disagree. Prop 13 passed 30+yrs ago. Prop values have increased, new homes have been sold, more people have moved in, --more revenue generated. The problem has occurred because the $ have not been managed properly in that time period, plain and simple. Sure people would like to do away with that so they can have even more $ to waste. Maybe tax payers should be allowed to vote on wage raises, pensions, etc. for public employees including the Mayor and City Counsel.

July 30, 2010 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Sales Tax Proposal Still Alive

I am in a Union. I am pro union. I have seen the good that unions do for not just their members, but also for the good of the community. Not all unions are bad. Having said that, I do not understand how a municipality is allowed to fund or pass unsustainable wages and pensions. And then not be able to reverse them when they are not sustainable?? I don't understand. Why can't we say, sorry we can't afford to pay your 6 or 7 figure pension for the rest of your life, reduce it to a modest reasonable amount, and then if in the future when we're rolling in dough increase it resonably? We need to get a handle on this issue now.

July 30, 2010 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supervisors' Spending Priorities Questioned

Public money should not be used to fund someone's personal religious belief's. Period! Considering we're contemplating cutting services such as Fire and Police, every $ counts and should not be used to finance someone's pet project or belief.

July 30, 2010 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )