Don: I will volunteer as her tail gunner, with a shotgun. Let them dare take pot shots as her. On second thoughts I don't think she would need any protection. It's the media that would need shotguns. We want Fran!
“Filner wants to set up a neighborhood investment corporation…” Okay, so what is a neighborhood investment corporation? I did a brief online search. Evidently, Washington, D.C. has one, which is funded with property tax. And there was one in Michigan that went broke. Is Filner’s neighborhood investment corporation different from Jerry Sanders’ Civic San Diego?
Is Filner’s an infrastructure financing district? There are multiple bills coming out of the Legislature to make it easier for cities to establish infrastructure financing districts. Even Ben Hueso authored one.
Mainly, these bills would allow cities to establish one of these without a public vote. Their funding source would be some version of tax increment financing. And they would have eminent domain powers to fight something as vague as climate change. Would the Chargers’ new stadium have a retractable roof covered in native plants and solar panels?
The Chargers could even get a new stadium via redevelopment. The Successor Agency (the City Council) is intent on putting every payment—valid or not—on the enforceable obligation payment schedule for the former Redevelopment Agency. The Oversight Board rubberstamps these payments as they come up for review, and the state Department of Finance seems like they would like to wash their hands of the whole thing. Would Filner, if elected Mayor, put an end to this abuse?
Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Ed Bedford 4 p.m., Dec. 9
Dorian Hargrove 2:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 9
Matt Potter 12:30 p.m., Dec. 9
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