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  • Republican Mayor's pro-same-sex-marriage ad to air during GOP convention

    08/25/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    CNN Political Ticker Blog ^ | Aug 25 2012 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) – The Republican mayor of San Diego has announced plans to air an ad advocating for same-sex marriage rights during next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. The spot, titled "Family and Freedom," comes after the Republican Party developed its official plank on gay marriage, which pushes for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marriage. The platform is expected to be officially confirmed at the convention next week. The Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry said they will run the spot from Monday through Thursday next week in a $30,000 television ad buy in the Tampa...
  • Republican mayor of San Diego "thrilled" by Prop. 8 ruling

    08/04/2010 7:36:22 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 4, 2010 | Tony Perry
    The Republican mayor of San Diego, who defied elements in his party by declaring in 2007 that he supports same-sex marriage, said he is "absolutely thrilled" by the court ruling striking down Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that banned same-sex marriages. "I think Judge Walker did a great job of listening to the arguments and making the right decision," said Mayor Jerry Sanders, just minutes before attending a celebratory rally at San Diego's Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transsexual Community Center. Sanders said he would like San Diego County to resume issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples but he understands the need to...
  • San Diego Mayor Says Gay Marriage Views Changed

    01/19/2010 1:03:58 PM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/19/10 | Lisa Leff
    The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that his views on same-sex marriage evolved after he learned one of his daughters was a lesbian. Mayor Jerry Sanders took the witness stand on behalf of two same-sex couples suing to overturn Proposition 8... "I had been prejudiced," he said. "I was saying one group of people did not deserve the same respect, did not deserve the same symbolism of marriage, and I was saying their marriages were less important than those of heterosexuals."... Sanders, a Republican, now believes it's in the interest of government to support same-sex marriage. A former police...
  • Evacuations raise deportation fears (Open borders Media Alert)

    10/28/2007 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 26 replies · 86+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 10/28/07 | Richard Marosi and Ari B. Bloomekatz
    SAN DIEGO -- Flames were only one worry for some illegal immigrants in the fire zone. Equally scary were the crowded roads and evacuation centers, heavy with law enforcement officers, including U.S. Border Patrol agents. Some wondered if they would be deported if they went to shelters. "We decided that we wouldn't go because they ask for your name and everything," said day laborer Jose Salgado, waiting for work off the 5 Freeway near Rancho Santa Fe. SNIP (San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders) The mayor, he said, has always looked out for the needs of the migrant community and has...
  • S.D. mayor supports suit for gay marriage

    09/20/2007 5:55:00 AM PDT · by indcons · 7 replies · 63+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | Tony Perry
    Jerry Sanders, a Republican and former police chief, has a daughter who is gay. SAN DIEGO -- An emotional Mayor Jerry Sanders on Wednesday abruptly reversed his public opposition to same-sex marriage. Sanders, tears welling and voice breaking, said he realized that he could not tell his daughter Lisa, who is gay, that her relationship with a partner is not as important as that of a straight couple. "I've decided to lead with my heart. . . to take a stand on behalf of equality and social justice," he said haltingly. He signaled his change before signing a City Council...
  • In reversal, Sanders supports gay-marriage resolution (San Diego Mayor (R)

    09/19/2007 10:03:48 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies · 1,000+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9/19/2007 | Matthew T. Hall
    Mayor Jerry Sanders reversed his position on gay marriage Wednesday, supporting it in emotional remarks punctuated by pauses, shaking sips of water and his wife's hand resting one time reassuringly on his back. Sanders' wife, Rana Sampson, stood next to him as he acknowledged publicly for the first time that his daughter, Lisa, is a lesbian. “I've decided to lead with my heart, which is probably obvious right now, to do what I think is right and to take a stand on behalf of equality and social justice,” Sanders said. A day after staff members said Sanders would veto it,...
  • San Diego's long-delayed 2003 financial audit is finally released

    03/16/2007 7:44:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 316+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/16/07 | Matthew T. Hall
    SAN DIEGO – San Diego's laborious and long-delayed 2003 annual financial audit is finished after three tortuous years in which the city's credit rating and reputation tumbled to unprecedented lows following a wide range of accounting errors. Mayor Jerry Sanders is set to announce at an afternoon news conference Friday that auditors from the giant accounting firm KPMG have finally stopped being suspicious of the city's accounting. The Mayor's Office said it received a two-page letter from the firm Friday. The letter, dated Monday, says that KPMG has concluded its audit and found that San Diego's financial statements “present fairly,...
  • Yes on 84 Campaign Today Announced San Diego Leaders Support Proposition 84

    08/16/2006 6:04:51 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Yes on 84 Campaign Today Announced San Diego Leaders Support Proposition 84 San Diego Endorsements Demonstrate Need to Protect and Preserve California's Water and Land Resources LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse, bipartisan group of San Diego leaders and organizations have come out in early support of Proposition 84 -- the Clean Water, Parks and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006. Mayor Jerry Sanders, one of California's most respected, big city mayors, is among a number of San Diego supporters that also includes: San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego Natural History Museum, the Alliance...
  • Bilbray, Hunter, Issa enter bill to save Soledad cross

    06/27/2006 6:53:41 PM PDT · by radar101 · 12 replies · 536+ views
    San Diego UNION ^ | 27 JUNE 2006 | Karen Kucher,Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO – Three local congressmen have introduced a bill that would transfer the Mount Soledad cross from city control to the federal government, a step they hope will preserve the La Jolla landmark. Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad and Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sponsored the bill, which Hunter introduced late Monday. The city has been ordered by the court to remove the 29-foot cross from city property by Aug. 1 or pay a fine of $5,000 a day. A judge has ruled it is an unconstitutional preference of religion for the cross to be displayed on public property....
  • San Diego will appeal cross ruling to Supreme Court

    06/22/2006 6:29:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 698+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/22/06 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    The city will petition the U.S. Supreme Court in a drive to exhaust every legal avenue before removing a giant concrete cross from public property on Aug. 1, the city attorney said Thursday. The city will ask the high court to review Wednesday's decision by a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to turn down the city's request to stay a federal court decision against the cross. U.S. District Court Judge Gordon Thompson Jr. found in May that the city was demonstrating an unconstitutional endorsement of one religion over others by maintaining the 29-foot cross in a municipal hilltop...
  • U.S. judge says no (Again)to group's bid to join Soledad cross case

    06/20/2006 9:25:38 AM PDT · by radar101 · 26 replies · 677+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | June 20, 2006 | Onell R. Soto
    The federal judge who ordered the removal of the Mount Soledad cross from city parkland yesterday rejected a bid by a private group to join the litigation, saying its efforts to save the cross come “much too late.” The decision means that San Diegans for the Mount Soledad National War Memorial cannot appeal the judge's decision ordering the city to remove the 29-foot concrete cross by Aug. 1 or pay $5,000 daily fines. The group was behind Proposition A, a public vote last summer to donate the cross to the federal government for a national park. It says it wants...
  • Sanders' borrowing plan seen as risky - Mayor wants to sell bonds to bolster pension (San Diego)

    04/30/2006 4:35:40 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 486+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 30, 2006 | Matthew T. Hall
    It's a gamble that governments big and small have taken with mixed results for two decades: borrow money at low interest rates and pump the cash into sagging pension systems whose savvy managers count on high investment returns. Now it's the centerpiece of Mayor Jerry Sanders' fiscal fix for San Diego. While Sanders insists his proposal is prudent, experts nationwide warn that the approach has high risks – even before factoring in a trend toward higher interest rates and a decline in presumed returns for pension system investments. Some experts say the borrow-to-invest strategy still makes sense, but others say...
  • '100 Pages Worth of Loopholes' [San Diego (aka "Enron by the Sea") city budget]

    04/13/2006 12:09:30 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Voice of San Diego ^ | April 13, 2006 | EVAN McLAUGHLIN
    Phoenix's appropriations ordinance is nine pages long. Santa Barbara County's has two pages, as does Pasadena's. In the city of San Diego, the document that gives city staff the authority to spend public money is 81 pages long. The city's top financial officials say the broad discretionary powers that are doled out within this voluminous document have contributed to the city's famed budget ills by allowing staff the ability to significantly shift and spend funds within the city budget without the council's approval. "I told the council that this thing is almost 100 pages worth of loopholes that defeat the...
  • [San Diego Mayor] Sanders to Pension Board: Get Out [Board that brought city to brink of insolvency]

    01/12/2006 1:01:11 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Voice of San Diego ^ | Jan 12, 2006 | ANDREW DONOHUE and EVAN McLAUGHLIN
    In one of the first displays of his mandated might, new Mayor Jerry Sanders on Wednesday asked all City Council-appointed trustees of the city's troubled pension system to step down. The move has long been a goal of Sanders' new ally in reform, City Attorney Mike Aguirre, and would shake-up the administration of a system that sits at the heart of the city's legal and financial problems. If successful, the mayor would purge the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System of the appointees of former Mayor Dick Murphy and the current City Council and pave the way for Sanders and...
  • CA: Mayor launches 6-month effort to fix 'broken' government (San Diego)

    01/03/2006 4:20:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 328+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/3/06 | Karen Kucher
    SAN DIEGO – Mayor Jerry Sanders said Tuesday he was launching a six-month effort to streamline and reorganize a city government he said was "broken and badly in need of repair." Sanders, the city's first "strong" mayor under a new form of government that took effect Sunday, outlined a plan to review the city's contracts, personnel, information technology and administration to look for ways to cut costs and fix problems. "I've been on the job now for 28 days and one thing has become clear to me: San Diego's government systems are broken and they are badly in need of...
  • San Diego to appeal cross decision

    11/10/2005 3:23:59 PM PST · by JustAnotherOkie · 7 replies · 539+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | James L. Lambert
    Judge nullified citizens' 75% vote to maintain landmark The city of San Diego will appeal a court ruling that nullified an overwhelming vote by its citizens to save a historic cross that sits on public land. Attorney Charles LiMandri, who represented the city in the case, told WorldNetDaily yesterday that newly elected Mayor Jerry Sanders informed him of the decision to appeal the Oct. 7 ruling by San Diego Superior Court Judge Patricia Yim Cowett. Cowett's decision effectively overturned Proposition A, passed by 75 percent of voters in July, which would donate the cross to the federal government as the...
  • Sanders takes big lead in early returns [San Diego Mayor]

    11/08/2005 10:07:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 466+ views
    SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Police Chief Jerry Sanders jumped to an early lead Tuesday night in his bid to be the city's next mayor as he received 57 percent of the vote to Donna Frye's 43 percent with about 30 percent of precincts counted. Absentee-ballot results were released by the Registrar of Voters shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m., with Sanders winning 59 percent of those ballots. Sanders arrived at Golden Hall shortly after 9 p.m., where he told reporters he was confident. "I think San Diegans had a clear choice in this election," he said....
  • Maverick trails former police chief in race for San Diego mayor

    11/05/2005 11:09:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 376+ views
    AP ^ | 11/5/5 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO -- In the final days of her campaign for mayor of the nation's seventh-largest city, Donna Frye is being asked about her image as a lightweight surfer chick. "Go ahead and think of me as a lightweight," she told a moderator during a live television debate Wednesday. "You might be surprised." Frye, a Democratic councilwoman and surf-shop owner, came within a whisker of winning the job during a write-in bid in November 2004. But a year later, it doesn't appear the city is ready for Mayor Frye — despite her bigger-budget campaign and a more polished image. With...
  • (San Diego) Frye, Sanders Will Meet September 30 At UCSD In First Debate Of Run-Off Election

    09/28/2005 1:16:43 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 8 replies · 314+ views
    UCSD News Release ^ | September 15, 2005 | Barry Jagoda
    San Diego Councilwoman Donna Frye and former Police Chief Jerry Sanders will face questioners under the sponsorship of California Common Cause in a two-hour forum on September 30 hosted by the University of California, San Diego. Co-sponsor of the event is the League of Women Voters of San Diego and the entire proceeding will be televised by UCSD-TV in a production to be repeated numerous times right up to election day, November 8. The debate at UCSD marks the first major engagement between the two candidates of the final election season. A focus of the forum will be the reform...
  • Councilwoman easily outdistances others, but fails to win election outright (San Diego Mayor)

    07/27/2005 11:30:24 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 465+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 27, 2005 | John Marelius
    SAN DIEGO – Councilwoman Donna Frye, the surfboard shop owner who nearly captured the Mayor's Office with an improbable write-in campaign last year, moved a step closer to the prize Tuesday as she easily outdistanced a field of 10 other candidates in the special mayoral election. But Frye fell short of getting a majority of the votes cast to win outright and will face a Nov. 8 runoff with former Police Chief Jerry Sanders. Although Sanders' lead over businessman Steve Francis was a modest one, it held steady as the returns piled up, and Francis never gained significant ground on...