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What City Leader Annual Salaries Cost Per Resident

Please post their contributions to pension funds,how long to serve before vesting and how much they will get from their pension

August 6, 2010 at 10:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Donna Frye Discusses Sales Tax/Reform Proposal

Since the council is unable to understand simple arithmetic, they have ignored a tax that can raise as much as the sales tax and impact very few people.
it is the Property Transfer Tax,where we charge sellers of real estate 55 cents per $1000 of sales price. According to the Independent Budget Analyst (IBA), the City collected $5 million last year.
By comparison, Oakland charges $15 per $1000 (IBA report). if we charged the same rate as Oakland ,we would collect $135 million,which is more than forecast for the sales tax.

July 29, 2010 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Donna Frye Discusses Sales Tax/Reform Proposal

If Frye's proposals are ignored, the City wll still collect the additional sales tax for 2 years.

July 29, 2010 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Medical Calls Dominate San Diego Fire Department

"no money available" ? Look at CCDC approved 2011 budget. $2 million for Lyceum. $500,000 for dog park. $1,000,000 for Horton ParkBut no money available for life and death fire -rescue dept..

June 22, 2010 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxes And Tea Parties In S.D.

Tea party people screaming "Socialism" shows their ignorance. The stock market is up over 30% since Obama took office. This is a vote of confidence in capitalism and in Obama.

April 16, 2010 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Where Will Homeless Go When Winter Shelter Closes?

Retired Navy ships,Mothball fleet, can provide thousands of permanent beds for the homeless.Eliminates need for annual winter shelter-eliminates NIMBY.
Probably requires an act of Congress. Can you talk to Filner, Davis, Bilbray about this /

March 31, 2010 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Council Rejects Plan for Homeless Shelter

In Honolulu, they are negotiating with the Navy to use a mothballed Navy ship as a permanent shelter for the homeless.
The ship is the USS Acadia, a destroyer tender.
Why don't we try this since there are many mothballed Navy ships on the California coast..
Solves the NIMBY objection.

October 4, 2009 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )