OUTRAGEOUS! San Diego City Council & Mayor Receive Recommendation To Get 165% Pay Raise While City Is On The Verge Of Bankruptcy!
San Diego City Council, District 3 Candidate James Hartline says, "NO WAY!" to this outrageous recommendation to give the current council members these huge raises. In the last three years, they have not resolved one single thing on the $2 billion city deficit and pension scandal. Not one thing! Mayor Jerry Sanders, who ran on a platform of reform and resolving the penison deficit, has not resolved one single thing regarding his promises. The only thing Sanders has done is violate a campaign promise of not supporting same-sex marriage. While our city is floating in massive debt, Sanders and the city council spent nearly two entire council days this past year focusing on same-sex marriage. And in violating the will of a majority of San Diego voters, they voted yes to issue a state Supreme Court legal brief in support of a law suit for several homosexual couples who want gay marriage legalized. Instead of resolving the impending bankruptcy of the city, councilmembers are focusing on legalizing same-sex marriage and giving themselves massive pay raises.
THEY ALL NEED TO GO!
From The San Diego Union Tribune:
SAN DIEGO: A year after resisting a recommendation to raise their own salaries 25 percent, San Diego City Council members might be asked to consider an even larger increase.
Advertisement Council members should earn at least $200,000 a year, up from $75,386, say two members of the city's Salary Setting Commission. Commission President Deb Pedersdotter and Commissioner Bob Ottilie also say the mayor should make at least $250,000 a year, up from $100,464.
Council members have been loath for fiscal and political reasons to bump up their pay, but commissioners say higher salaries would attract a broader field of candidates. The council has rejected pay increases since 2004.
The commission, which under city law must make a salary recommendation for the next two fiscal years by Feb. 15, was unable to issue one yesterday because only three of the four members needed for a quorum showed up at a hearing. The panel reconvenes next week. –
ON JUNE 3, 2008 -- ELECT JAMES HARTLINE TO THE SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 3.
THIS WILL HELP END THE GOVERNMENT GREED, THE BACK ROOM DEALS AND THE GOVERNMENT GOING INTO OUR COMMUNITIES AND FORCING UNWANTED REDEVELOPMENT AND ILL-CONCEIVED AND MISPLACED MASSIVE CONDO PROJECTS.
LET THE HARTLINE REVOLUTION BEGIN!