Strong Mayor

EL CAJON CHARTER CITY INITIATIVE SPARKS HEATED CONTROVERSY

By Miriam Raftery
 
“It’s going to save us a lot of money….By not having to pay prevailing wages, this gives us more control over our own destiny.” –Councilman Bill Wells
 
“I’m concerned about corruption…It is a power grab by a few individuals and the people must say no.” – David Secor, candidate for Congress
 
May 6, 2012 (El Cajon) – State Senator Joel Anderson hosted a fundraiser last week to raise money for proposition D, a measure that would turn El Cajon into a charter city. While supporters gathered inside praising the plan as a money-saver for the city, outside,  protesters carrying ”Stop corruption signs” claimed just the opposite –that Prop D could enable unfair bidding practices, suppress wages, and potentially cost more in the long run through sweetheart deals with developers  without public scrutiny.

TERM LIMITS FOR SUPERVISORS PASSES; HORN & ROBERTS FACE RUN-OFF RACES

Strong Mayor initiative also approved by voters
 

June 9, 2010 (San Diego) – By a resounding 68.9%, voters in San Diego County approved Proposition B, which imposes term limits for Supervisors. The measure is not retroactive to the current Board, but will limit future reigns to eight years.
 

But voters may not need to wait eight years for the opportunity to change two seats on the Board, which is currently composed of five Republicans who have served for decades. Both Ron Roberts and Bill Horn failed to gain the 50% majority needed to win outright in the primary—and both appear headed for run-off races against challengers in the fall.

STRONG MAYOR FORUM

Are you unsure how you will vote on Prop D this June? Do you want to hear why people are supporting and opposing making the “Strong Mayor” form of government permanent?

San Diego Common Cause and Empower San Diego have arranged a Strong Mayor Forum discussion with Councilmembers Donna Frye and Carl DeMaio.

 

The event will take place May 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the San Diego County Health Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Street in San Diego, map here.

Here is the Smart Voter Summary, including Fiscal Impact, Impartial Analysis from the City Attorney, and Arguments For and Against that will be in the ballots.
 

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