BALLOT MEASURE TO BAN LIVING WAGES IN SAN DIEGO FAILS TO QUALIFY; DEMAIO TO CHALLENGE REGISTRAR'S COUNT
Opponents urge voters “tricked” into signing to ask that that signatures be revoked
By Miriam Raftery
June 28, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diego’s Registrar of Voters has rejected a ballot measure backed by Councilman Carl DeMaio that would have made it easier for the City to outsource jobs and overturned living wage standards. The measure was bankrolled by city contractors and developers who stand to gain from increasing outsourcing and lowering wage standards, along with DeMaio, who calls himself the "taxpayer's watchdog."