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City Council Conservatives Call To Retain Cops

Before we start spending more on payroll and benefits:
Let's make sure we are keeping the officers we train. Time for a employment contract for new hires so that they stay around for while.

Let's ask the question; Do we need more officers than other cities? What problem does more police offices solve? Our crime rate is already lower than most large cities.

Also; the scare tactic that over about half of the force will be eligible for retirement in the next four years is a result of few dynamics;
1) retirement at an unusually early age
2) retirement at an unusually high rate of pay
Change either one of these and the retirement caused shortage issue goes away.

I'd like us to look a little more globally at this issue before we start throwing money around.

June 19, 2013 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U-T San Diego Political Ads Don't Add Up

Once Tom Shepard comes forward with all the documents that he should have from the UT's advertising department; then we'll know if this was a real story.

For now it is just a hunch of Tom Shepard's that KPBS is broadcasting as news. If there are some facts to support Tom's claims about what they were to be charged please show them. Right now we know what the UT charged the 2 losing campaigns. If it comes out that Tom's campaigns were offered the same deal from the UT and did not take it I would hope that get's reported too.

Although UT bashing is popular right now it is difficult to take seriously if they do not come forward with facts. Otherwise it looks like demonizing of a competing news outlet and is not of the high level of journalistic standards that KPBS normally uses.

April 5, 2013 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Pay To City Employees Is Increasing, New Report Says

The ultimate "downtown insiders" are our city and county employees.

March 29, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge Backs Mayor Filner In Blocking San Diego Tourism Marketing District

If the Council wanted to have "The" agreement signed, they need to have a resolution written to reflect that. I imagine that won't happen again.
Many legal cases ride on just that kind of issue.

If you want to leave it general for the mayor to negotiate, do so.
If you want to direct the mayor, do that too.

This is no great win for anyone. The judge just read what was written.

March 25, 2013 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )