In the days since the election, our commenters have had a lot to say about the close mayor’s race eventually won by Bob Filner. They also weighed in on the statewide Proposition 30 tax hike and raises for some city managers.
Check out these five comments from the week:
Hey Jerry, not too long ago we used to have 2100 cops. Now we are down to about 1800 not including the recruits. They are taking on significant risks, handling many collateral duties and we frequently can’t even make our minimum patrol staffing numbers in the field. Three hundred less cops means a whole lot of savings, but instead of giving them any type of incentive for their increased work load you cut the pay for many of them by about 12% in 2009 and they have not had any increase since. So much for shared sacrifices for the good of the city. This type of hypocrisy sickens employees, whether they see it in the public or private sector.
I disagree with some of this. I think that DeMaio had more than a legitimate shot at mayor.