Not long ago, I laughed when Tony Krvaric, the chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego, started lashing out on Twitter about the “establishment.”
What’s going on in San Diego when the head of the Republican Party can act frustrated with something called the establishment?
Well, things are changing.
Recently, I sat down with Republican San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio to talk about his “Roadmap to Recovery” — a plan he says will put the city into balance and protect city services in the face of a major shortfall. I hope to have more on that later. But he also had a message for the city’s elite as we’ve known them: He’s done with you.
DeMaio said the debate over Proposition D declared that the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is “woefully out of step with the general public.”
“It was always frustrating to see how people fawned all over the Chamber of Commerce and [the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.] when the chamber and EDC don’t play a role in politics,” he said.