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Attorney Mike Aguirre sues CityBeat for libel

Back in 2005, the Union Tribune came to the same conclusions as City Beat. It would take an advanced degree in Financial Law, Accounting, or Audit rules to analyze the nuances if "a particular person had the requisite scienter to violate fraud laws when conducting an illegal acts review under applicable audit rules AAU 317.10 (a), the "level of sophistication and education" is a key factor." The American Institute of CPA's AU Section 317 "Illegal Acts by Client" does not mention the words "education" or "sophistication." The first footnote references two case laws: United States v. Estate Preservation Servs, and United State v. Hempfling. http://www.aicpa.org/research/standards/auditat... INTERIM REPORT NO. 2. dated February 9, 2005. See Page 108. http://sdcityattorney.com/Interim_Reports/IR-02... http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20051016/ne... "Frye's name has popped up occasionally in Aguirre reports asserting that the City Council acted improperly by voting in 2002 for pension underfunding and benefit increases. Aguirre cast her as less-culpable, in a backhanded fashion, by dint of education. He concluded that council members who attended elite universities – Murphy graduated from Harvard and Stanford, and Councilman Scott Peters graduated from Duke – were more culpable than those who did not. Frye graduated from National University. So did Sanders."
— December 7, 2014 6:15 p.m.

The parking problem again

The City Council asked for clear guidelines on the use of Community Parking District (CPD) Revenue for landscaping, beautification projects, and Portland Loo Restroom maintenance. This audit ignored major issues and should be amended with direction from the City Council Committee before final presentation to the full City Council. http://tinyurl.com/20141120 The Audit was very forgiving and did not acknowledge that Parking District Revenue can be used for any public Infrastructure project on City Streets and Sidewalks, street cleaning. Not just to increase Parking, or to fund Park-Related Projects, or mitigate Parking Impacts as documented in the City Council Policy. As with all Fees charged by government, is the collected cash money is not spent in a timely manner, the Reserves should be paid back to citizens who used the parking meters. There were no discussions of the Excessive Reserves of $17,755,321 Unexpended in Parking Meter Revenue carried over from previous years, kept hidden by Civic San Diego staff in Successor Agency to the former RDA Reserve accounts. When the Cash money siting in the bank is not used in a timely fashion, then by State law, the excessive out-of-date Reserves should be spent immediately.
— November 17, 2014 6:25 p.m.

Expensive race card

Please try to follow the Long Con and Conspiracy Theory by following the money. Civic San Diego and the City Council Liquidated $382 Million of Cash Residuals in the bank that former Mayor Filner promised to Neighborhoods. See Video start time 1 Hour and 59 minutes to 2 Hours and 2 minutes. http://granicus.sandiego.gov/MediaPlayer.php?vi... The political frenzies are distractions from financial issues of Civic San Diego's handling of the Successor Agency (SA) assets and Revenue. Mayor Faulconer, the City Council, and the Civic San Diego Board of Directors are not aware that they are being suckered by staff that misinterpret State laws http://tinyurl.com/20141021a Due to sabotage by staff, of the $382 million in City Successor Agency cash, the City's General Fund received 21 cents on the dollars = $80 Million in the last 3 years, which balanced the budgets and built up Pension Reserves. http://tinyurl.com/20140728a On July 28, 2014, Civic San Diego staff Reclassified $151 million of the $223 million in Federal HUD OIG Audit Debt for CDBG Program Income for the poor as General Inter-Agency Debt. Similar to loans from the City General Fund, Water Department, Sales Tax, etc. that are subject to State laws, and a reclassification of interest rates. The Results of reclassifying $151 million in Federal HUD OIG Audit Debt as inter-agency City debt, are $46 Million in cash principle has been diverted to the City of San Diego’s General Fund and/or Capitol projects instead of CDBG Program Income. Then Civic San Diego staff erased and deleted the remaining $106 million in HUD OIG Audit Debt to CDBG Program Income for the poor based upon a purposeful misintepretation of State law for the benefit unknown parties. This $151 million in Reclassified Federal debt approved through the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was to be used for Affordable Housing, to end Chronic and Veterans Homeless by the 2015 deadline, and all Homeless by the 2020 deadline. No Successor Agency budget exists for FY-2013 to FY-2015 because supposedly the Successor Agency is just temporary agency, therefore no written budget or analysis is needed. The annual $180 million in RPTTF Revenue will be off the City’s budget books for the next 20 to 30+ years that it will take to pay off all $1.67 BILLION in Successor Agency (SA) debt, at the current rate. http://tinyurl.com/20141021a The 3 year breakdown of Successor Agency Revenue and Expenses is as follows: + $524 million Property Tax Increment (TI) ROPS-1 to ROPS-6. – $145 million Tax Sharing Pass Through Distribution off the top. – $166 million ROPS Enforceable Obligations (EO) paid from new RPTTF TI. – $202 million in Residual RPTTF Distributions to Taxing Agencies. Goal is always Zero. – $5 million Allowable 3% Administrative Costs. – $6 million Miscellaneous Fees to County and State.
— November 7, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Expensive race card

Former Mayor Filner promised to move the annual $180 million in Property Tax Increment (TI), plus the $10-$20 million in Other Funding Sources, and the $908 Million in Assets of the Successor Agency (SA) to the former Redevelopment Agency (RDA) from Downtown San Diego to the neighborhoods. The $908 million in assets includes an existing balance of $26 million in Reserves, and $25 million in Other Funds Account. Priorities for the annual $180 million in Property Tax Increment Cash would be directed to neighborhood infrastructure, 6 am to 6 pm before- and after-school programs, restoring additional library and recreation center hours, and an end to Veterans and Chronic homelessness by 2015, and all homeless by 2020 using the $228 million in Successor Agency debt from the HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) Audit to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income. http://tinyurl.com/20140414a See Page 209 (or Page 202 of 1596) of the FY-2015 Proposed Budget which give links to 4 of the 5 City Agencies including Civic San Diego, San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC), San Diego City Employees' Retirement System (SDCERS), and the San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC). A written Budget that acknowledges the annual $180 million in Property Tax Revenue, plus $10-$20 million of Other Funding Sources, of the Successor Agency does not exist, therefore is outside of the normal budget process. In addition to Budgets, each City Department and City Agency also receives a Technical Review from financial staff, again, except for the Successor Agency.
— November 7, 2014 5:12 p.m.

Expensive race card

The results of moving former Mayor Filner from office is that City staff, City Attorney Goldsmith, the IBA, and Financial staff liquidated $382 Million in Cash of the Successor Agency to get 21 cents on the dollar for the City of San Diego's General Fund. http://tinyurl.com/20141021a In the FY-2015, all City Departments and Agencies had written budgets and Technical Review from financial staff, EXCEPT for the Successor Agency. Therefore in the 3 years of ROPS, $524 million came in in Property Tax Increment (TI) outside of the annual Budget process. Shady.
— November 7, 2014 7:18 a.m.

Political housing

Please try to follow the Long Con and Conspiracy Theory that forced former Mayor Filner out of office by following the money. Right after he negotiated a 5 year Pensionable pay freeze with the City Unions in June 2014. Civic San Diego and the City Council Liquidated $382 Million of Cash Residuals in the bank that former Mayor Filner promised to Neighborhoods to fund the 6 am to 6 pm before- and after-School programs, neighborhood infrastructure, and homeless solutions. See Video start time 1 Hour and 59 minutes to 2 Hours and 2 minutes. http://granicus.sandiego.gov/MediaPlayer.php?vi... San Diego has being robbed blind by Civic San Diego and City staff for the last three years. Leaders have been fiddling while Rome burns. It would be great if Ms. Burdick published her story when City staff hid information from the former Mayor. The political frenzies are distractions from financial issues of Civic San Diego's handling of the Successor Agency (SA) assets and Revenue. Money is being stolen from the poor neighborhoods and the homeless. Mayor Faulconer, the City Council, and the Civic San Diego Board of Directors are not aware that they are being suckered by staff that misinterpret State laws. http://tinyurl.com/20141021a The City's General Fund received 21 cents on the dollars = $80 Million in the last 3 years that balance the budget and built up Reserves. The annual $180 million in Redevelopment Property Tax Trust Fund Revenue is missing from the FY-2012 to FY-2015 Budgets. The missing annual $180 million in Successor Agency Revenue in the Budgets were approved without the required Annual Technical Review prepared by Financial staff for every City Department and Agency, except for the Successor Agency (SA) under Civic San Diego staff's control. Instead of neighborhoods, the $382 Million in Cash Residuals was redirected to the General Funds as Residual RPTTF Distribution instead of Paying down the $1.67 Billion Successor Agency Debt that includes the $223 million in HUD OIG Audit Debt Payments to Community Development Block Program Income promised for neighborhoods and the Homeless. http://tinyurl.com/20140728a On July 28, 2014, Civic San Diego staff Reclassified $151 million of the $223 million in Federal HUD OIG Audit Debt for CDBG Program Income for the poor as General Inter-Agency Debt. Similar to loans from the City General Fund, Water Department, Sales Tax, etc. that are subject to State laws. The Results of reclassifying $151 million in Federal HUD OIG Audit Debt, are $46 Million in cash has been diverted to the City of San Diego’s General Fund for the City staff and Union Reserves instead of CDBG Program Income for Homeless, children, seniors, and poor neighborhoods. Then Civic San Diego staff erased and deleted the remaining $106 million in HUD OIG Audit Debt to CDBG Program Income for the poor based upon a purposeful misintepretation of State law for the benefit unknown parties.
— October 31, 2014 9:55 a.m.

Faulconer readying real estate sell-off

The eastern boundary of the Pueblo Lands is Boundary Street @ Interstate 805. Qualcomm Stadium is outside the boundary of the Pueblo Lands. Therefore City Charter Section 219 does not apply. The Sports Arena in the Midway district is on Pueblo Lands, South of the San Diego River. Thank goodness we have City Charter Section 221 that requires a public vote before the City sells large contiguous parcels greater than 80 acres. Qualcomm Stadium is 166 acres. Former Mayor Sanders wanted to sell the Qualcomm Stadium property to SDSU, but the plans were put on hold when City Charter Section 221 was mentioned. See Figure 4 on Page 34. http://tinyurl.com/20100123 Although the city-owned Sports Arena is only 67 acres, the city also owns contiguous parcels. Not including streets the City owns 88 acres in the Midway Community Planning area. http://docs.sandiego.gov/citycharter/Article%20... "Section 219: Pueblo Lands No sale of Pueblo Lands owned by The City of San Diego which are situated North of the North line of the San Diego River shall ever be valid and binding upon said City unless such sale shall have been first authorized by an ordinance duly passed by the Council and thereafter ratified by the electors of The City of San Diego at any special or general municipal election. The City Manager shall have authority to lease Pueblo Lands, provided that any lease for a term exceeding one year shall not be valid unless first authorized by ordinance of the Council. No lease shall be valid for a period of time exceeding fifteen years. Section 221: Sale of Real Property Real property owned by The City of San Diego consisting of eighty (80) contiguous acres or more, whether or not in separate parcels, shall not be sold or exchanged unless such sale or exchange shall have first been authorized by ordinance of the Council and thereafter ratified by the electors of The City of San Diego. The foregoing shall not apply to the sale or exchange of real property to a governmental agency for bona fide governmental purposes which sale or exchange was duly authorized by ordinance of the Council, nor shall it apply to properties previously authorized for disposition by the electors of The City of San Diego."
— October 14, 2014 12:36 p.m.

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