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San Diego State University Purchase and Sale Agreement Approved

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
San Diego State University Purchase and Sale Agreement Approved

By Barbara Bry  We’ve come a long way since January 2017, when the Chargers announced they were abandoning San Diego and the stadium they’d called home for over 50 years.   And soon after, we learned that real estate speculators had been meeting secretly with city officials for over a year, hatching a plan to acquire […]

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Barbara Bry For Mayor

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Barbara Bry For Mayor

A Vision and Mission to Be The People’s Mayor, Not A Career Politician Over the past couple of years, we have seen by action how our two mayoral candidates for the City of San Diego have acted and voted.  One of them is a career politician who says he will work for San Diegans, yet […]

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WHAT NOW?

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
WHAT NOW?

“Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths—And How We Can Stop!” by Laura Walcher The world needs Bill Eddy.  His organization, the High Conflict Institute, deals with high-conflict people with high-conflict personalities. That is, they exhibit an ongoing pattern of all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, extreme behavior or threats, and a preoccupation with blaming others. They bully, harass, blame, humiliate, spread […]

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Why is the SDSU Deal Being Delayed?

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Why is the SDSU Deal Being Delayed?

By Barbara Bry, Candidate for Mayor of San Diego Here’s the story insiders don’t want to be told. I know this email is long, but you deserve the facts: In November 2018, San Diego voters approved Measure G, authorizing sale of the Mission Valley stadium property to San Diego State University. Measure G set clear guidelines for that sale:  The […]

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The 2020 Presidential Election Is Heading for a Train Wreck

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jim Bates, Retired, Democratic City Councilman, County Supervisor and Congressman Remember when Stop Undermining Democracy Now (SUDN) communicated that the House of Representatives have 24 Congressional “Ghost District’s”? If you don’t recall, here’s a recap. Every decade at least 18 million “Illegal Immigrants” are counted in the Census. Then when the Redistricting process creates […]

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Re-structuring City Government in the New San Diego: A Blueprint Going Forward

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Re-structuring City Government in the New San Diego: A Blueprint Going Forward

In a few short weeks, the NFL established a completely new, socially distanced process for drafting college players. In the same time, Development Services successfully transitioned to online permitting and a work-from-home business model. Necessity is and will be the mother of invention. Tough times create the opportunity for positive and lasting change. With municipal […]

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Politicians Who Are Trying To Make A Positive Difference

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Politicians Who Are Trying To Make A Positive Difference

As we all know, the political world we live in today has gotten really ugly.  And, for the most part, the series of recent negative occurrences (locally and nationally) are creating distance between government and the people.  Elected officials who have their own agendas and won’t be independent of their political alliances are destroying government, […]

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“Stop Undermining Democracy Now”

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jim Bates, Retired, Democratic City Councilman, County Supervisor and Congressman “Stop Undermining Democracy Now” (SUDN) is calling on the United States Congress to introduce a Constitutional Amendment to require a 2/3rds affirmative vote of Members of the House of Representatives, instead of a simple majority, to “impeach” the President of the United States of […]

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Diplomats, Not Dictators

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Diplomats, Not Dictators

Government Charged to Represent Its Constituents Being involved in a small business and assisting other small businesses around the country has some real benefits, versus working in big corporate America. I have done both in my lifetime and have valued these experiences.  One moves slower, has layers of bureaucracy, and, also tends to be more […]

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Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

Recently, the Supreme Court refused to hear a major case on homelessness, letting stand a ruling that protects homeless people’s right to sleep on the sidewalk or in public parks if no other shelter is available. Without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case originating from Boise, Idaho, which challenged a ruling from […]

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