• Prioritize paying off the existing $47.5 million in debt the city owes on Qualcomm Stadium.
• Proactively solicit competing proposals, and do so on a timeline that keeps all options open, giving credit to the initial plan for getting ideas rolling.
• Learn from mistakes of the past – the city has a track record of entering into bad deals at this site.
• Be deliberate and decisive – inaction is costly but so is entering into a bad deal.
SDCTA to host 3 working groups focused on school bonds, behavioral health for kids, and greenhouse gas reductions.
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 21, 2017) --- The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) is inviting the public and members of government agencies to participate in three working groups focused on school bonds, behavioral health for kids and greenhouse gas reduction.
The goal is to engage a broad swath of perspectives from a variety of people and apply their insights and experiences to SDCTA policy recommendations.
“Growing distrust in our local community is preventing what we need to move our region forward,” said Haney Hong, SDCTA’s President and CEO. “As San Diego’s independent and non-partisan watchdog, we have important work to do on three topics, and we want to help people with different perspectives and interests collaborate and build trust.”
It’s like watching eight-year-olds play soccer: the ball goes into a corner and 22 kids go after it. It flies to another corner and the mob follows. No one gives a thought to strategy or defense. The ball — not the players — is in control.
These are troubling times and while it is easy to rip the media and the steady stream of idiocy coming from the White House, the truth is most of us — including the right and the left — need to make smarter decisions. Trump will fully unravel, as many conservatives are now predicting. But if corrective steps are not taken now, our deeply divided nation won’t mellow much, if at all, when Trump exits.
Trump lies, wants you to believe the media lies
Trump lies at least once a day. His top aides aren’t much better. Just in the last few weeks they have given us #AlternativeFacts, the #BowlingGreenMassacre and other viral gems. Most chilling was Flynn’s resignation. It turns out Trump’s national security advisor did talk to Russia about lifting U.S. sanctions levied by Obama for its alleged tampering with the presidential election. The story gave the media a focal point, and while journalists work to shine more light on this scandal they need to be extra cautious. Any missteps would provide Trump with ammunition he would use in his media smear campaign.
Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® establishes new relationship with Serbian real estate association
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 1, 2017) -- San Diego has a new friend in the Balkans.
The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) recently formalized an honorary reciprocal affiliation with the Real Estate Cluster of Serbia. The agreement enables members of each organization to do business with each other and promote their respective markets.
“We’re pleased to extend a hand in friendship and grow our international network with this agreement,” said SDAR Board President Bob Kevane. “The reciprocal agreement allows us to share San Diego with Serbian buyers around the world, and for the Serbian real estate community to develop stronger ties with San Diego.”
The Serbian agreement is the latest example of SDAR’s efforts to market the San Diego region to real estate investors from across the globe.