charter cities

NEW LAW REQUIRES CHARTER CITIES TO PAY PREVAILING WAGES

By Miriam Raftery

October 14, 2013 (San Diego’s East County ) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 7, which requires charter cities to pay prevailing wages for public works construction projects or lose state funds. 

In East County, the measure will impact El Cajon, which last year passed a ballot measure to become a charter.  Now projects such as a new animal shelter will have to be built by workers paid the region’s prevailing wage.

EL CAJON TO ASK VOTERS FOR CHARTER CITY STATUS; COUNCIL SEEKS TO “FAST-TRACK” APPROVAL


By Jonathan Goetz

 

October 27, 2011 (El Cajon)--The City of El Cajon may become another in a string of cities to remove itself from the safeguards of state law and give “supreme authority” in municipal affairs to the city council. The measure is touted as a cost-savings step. But in some areas, charter city status has led to abuse and even fleecing of taxpayers—notably in Bell, California.

ESCONDIDO CHARTER CITY WORKSHOP DRAWS PROTESTS FROM DOZENS OF CITIZENS

 

By Bruce Sims

 

October 1, 2011 (Escondido)--In a workshop on September 28 regarding a proposed change from a general law city to a charter city, there were presentations made by various entities for and against the measure. Among some three dozen private citizens who spoke out, the voices were unanimously against the controversial proposal.

ESCONDIDO CITIZENS GROUP TO OPPOSE CHANGE TO ‘CHARTER CITY’

City to hold meeting on charter proposal Sept. 28

 

By Bruce Sims

September 14, 2011 (Escondido)--The City of Escondido has been weighing the option of becoming a charter city and plans a September 28 public meeting on the issue. Now a citizens’ group is preparing an education campaign against the change.