Working group analyzed SANDAG’s errant revenue projections and information it shares with taxpayer
SAN DIEGO (Mar. 29, 2017) — The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) recently formed a working group to analyze errant revenue and expenditure projections SANDAG made on a tax measure it spearheaded. The group also met to determine the steps the regional transportation agency should take to correct this problem while making it easier for taxpayers to better understand complicated ballot measures.
SDCTA invited the public and members of government agencies to participate in four working groups focused on SANDAG, school bonds, behavioral health for kids and greenhouse gas reduction. The goal is to engage a variety of people and apply their insights and experiences to SDCTA policy recommendations.
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Our panelist and moderator did not disappoint at the March 22nd Fake News event.
The fight against fake news was the focus of the Press Club’s March “Nuts and Bolts” panel, moderated by board member Thom Senzee. The panel of local experts debated the impact of the Fake News Era on traditional journalism, with an emphasis of what can be done to preserve the ethics and relevance of “real” news. The need to educate the public on the differences between various types of news—was a recurring theme.
Some San Diego‐area cities have made progress funding pensions, report finds
SAN DIEGO (March 9, 2017) — Pension obligations continue to grow among cities in San Diego County, but some cities are making significantly more progress than others in reducing their unfunded pension liability, according to a new report by the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation.
The annual report examines each city’s funded ratio, which compares assets to liabilities, through fiscal year 2015. While no city has reached the goal of 100 percent funded, most cities moved closer to that target. Between 2011 and 2015, the cities of San Marcos, Coronado, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Oceanside increased their funding ratio by 10 percent or more, the report found.
“The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation has created a thorough report on the status of the region’s public pension funds to demonstrate their effects on taxpayers,” SDCTA President & CEO Haney Hong said.
Megaregion featured at high‐profile international investor event
SAN DIEGO (March 7, 2017) – Real estate development opportunities in the San Diego‐Tijuana Megaregion will be showcased in a 420‐square‐foot exhibit for the first time at MIPIM, the premier international real estate conference, held later this month in Cannes, France.
The four‐day event runs from March 14 to 17 and attracts over 21,000 participants from all over the world, including investors, developers, architects, planners, brokers, business leaders and corporate end‐users. Participants come from all sectors – office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial – creating an unparalleled environment for networking and business development.
One of the goals of the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) is to widen the lens for international investors and encourage them to take a closer look at the numerous opportunities we have in the San Diego area.