SAN DIEGO - Chris Cate, a candidate for San Diego City Council District 6, is calling on his opponent Carol Kim to confirm whether she supports two voter-approved reforms: Comprehensive Pension Reform and Managed Competition. Both reforms passed overwhelming with more 60% of the vote, and each has proven effective at saving tax dollars. Four years ago, when pension reform was on the ballot, Kim didn't vote.
Cate, a taxpayer advocate at a local non-profit, helped lead the Pension Reform effort and campaigned for the changes voters overwhelmingly supported. Cate also has scrutinized numerous City Hall budgets, identifying waste that has been eliminated and helping to save taxpayers throughout the region more than $1 billion.
“Carol has shown a lack of leadership on two issues that are important to voters," Cate said. "With pension reform and managed competition, we have a real opportunity to start saving tax dollars and investing those savings back into our roads, our parks, our libraries, and other neighborhoods services."
Cate also questions whether Kim understands the fact that the Mayor and majority of City Council will need to continue to support pension reform and managed competition if voters are going to see the savings they've said they want from City Hall.
When asked about her support of these reforms at a recent debate, Kim stated: “Both Pension Reform and Managed Competition are the law of the land...it’s how we do business here in San Diego.”
This isn't the first time Kim's lack of experience has surfaced. She's used her official ballot statement and campaign flyers to make promises to voters she could never keep if elected to the City Council.
"Carol is either naive, or she's intentionally trying to mislead voters," Cate said. "I'll work for San Diegans to ensure the reforms voters overwhelmingly supported will continue to be implemented."
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