Attorney Cory Briggs says the San Diego County Taxpayers Association violated campaign finance rules by spending money on radio ads against Measure D without disclosing that spending within 24 hours. The group says it’s not subject to those rules. But two campaign finance experts seem to disagree.
Issues raised by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association chief highlight a basic question facing SANDAG as it pursues a tax hike on the November ballot: Where does education end, and campaigning begin?
The new president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association arrives just in time for tax season, plus: Mayor Kevin Faulconer gets a challenger, and Filner’s former chief of staff returns with a tell-all book.
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On this San Diego Explained, Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia talk through what the Taxpayers Association’s trash law recommendation could mean for single-family homeowners.
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association wants to drop the notorious People’s Ordinance but won’t say yet what it would replace the law with.
Compiling a comprehensive and viable infrastructure plan for the 2016 ballot won’t be easy. And we’ll have to make sure taxpayers are protected.
A growing coalition wants to help monitor how San Diego Unified schools spends LCFF funds from the state. The funding setup is new, but wariness about how the district divvies out money isn’t.
Members of the Jobs Coalition say they support tax increases to fund affordable housing. But nailing down precisely which members support which tax hikes is tough since the group never took a formal vote on each item.
The fact is, every government in America buys a large number of goods and services from the private sector every day. Governments decide what they need and who can provide it for the best value, just as we do in our private lives.