A November ballot measure is putting San Diego’s mayor and district attorney — both Republicans and frequent allies — at odds.
Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced he will lead the statewide campaign to oppose the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, or Prop. 57. Also last week, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, currently the only district attorney in California who supports the measure, was in Sacramento, meeting with the secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation about how to address issues raised by Prop. 57’s opponents.
The measure seeks to do three things:
• Grant a parole hearing to nonviolent felons who’ve served the full sentence for their primary offense
• Offer sentence credit to inmates who engage in rehabilitative and educational programs
• Allow judges to decide whether a juvenile should be tried as an adult. (Currently district attorneys make that decision.)
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The use of reusable bags is an environmental improvement for San Diego. I first witnessed the use of these bags when I was very young in Mexico City in a very affluent section of town. People brought their bags to the grocery store and the store personnel would load the purchases in the bags. Easy. Not. I've been pampered by all the places I go to purchase things in San Diego and given, usually, a plastic bag for what I purchased. Once in awhile, a store would issue me a paper bag, like in the old days(1960's) Later, in history, I was horrified over the reduction of forests worldwide and appallingly in the U.S. over the use of paper products. Hence, the advent of the "tree huggers".
Scientific evidence on the affects of plastic bags and "six pack holders" on animals in our oceans brought certain habits to mind.
The problem is that it is not about one person doing something, it's about millions of people doing the same thing.
But, here's the problem.....change. It has taken me all of two years to change my personal habits regarding bags. I now carry reusable bags in my car at all times. We all go through those moments when we should stop by a store and buy something. That's when we really need the bag(s) in the car to prevent a clerk from stuffing our purchases into a plastic bag.
Yes, I know Von's is really good about providing a "bin" to recycle your plastic bags. That is a really good gesture and it helps. But, we can all cut through that kindness and just bring our own bags to use and reuse over and over again.
There is another problem....vision. We all don't see what happens when we continue to do things that hurt the environment. One of the most iconic places in the world is a cesspool...Rio de Janeiro. Do we really want to continue to "trash" San Diego, a most beautiful place?
I'm going to "lead the statewide campaign to oppose Prop. 57" because I have nothing better to do?
@Matty Azure how's that working for you lol!
My guess is you are driven by fear, anger, prejudice or the masses because that's always easy... what is is?
Why is the plastic bag industry proposing an innitiative that puts the 10 cent paper bag charge in a fund that benefits the environmental? Is this a sincere effort to better the environment, by an industry that continually damages it, or is it a long term play to get grocers to ultimately support the return of the plastic bag?
Dumanis has seen the light, but only through a glass darkly. Within the last fortnight, she acknowledged that there is bias in policing but could not restrain herself from blaming the victims of police bias, too.
Falconer, on the other hand, has chosen not to see the light. Accordingly, he does not recognize that many of the persons who would be released under 57, would not be in jail but for biased-policing and over policing and systemic bias. The SDPD, over which Faulconer presides, is a practitioner of biased-policing of the oppressive kind.