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Sale of Truax House seems imminent

The City of San Diego Public Notices of from Real Estate Asset Department (READ) for Surplus Lands to other local agencies 1 to 3 years are inadequate and unofficial Declarations of Surplus Real Property. https://www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/officialdocs READ listing Surplus property for sale online is not an Official Public Notice. https://www.sandiego.gov/real-estate-assets/ser... Yesterday the County Board of Supervisors approved Item 6 HIV/AIDS Getting to Zero Implementation Plan and Item 11 Declaration and Donation of 247 Acres of County owned land in Campo as part of the Historic Camp Lockett. http://tinyurl.com/20160719a http://tinyurl.com/20160719b Where there is a will, there is a way. The solution is Political which is to take out the decision making from City staff and the City Council, and get County Supervisors to request the excess City Surplus properties. The County can then follow the same Declaration and Donation process used in Campo for the Truax House.
— July 20, 2016 6:39 a.m.

Billionaire Democrat's Balboa Park plan revived by GOP mayor

The FY-2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report documents that the City of San Diego has $1,747,256,000 = $1.7 Billion in Cash Reserve Fund Balances (see Pages 174-175). With approximately +$700 million available for CIP Infrastructure project according to the Independent Budget Analyst (IBA) and Financial Management. The +$700 million available and Unencumbered could pay for ALL Regional Park needs. Mayor Faulconer has been hoarding this Cash since 2013. Cash in the Bank through Cash Reserve Fund Balances exists to build the unneeded Jacobs Bridge to Nowhere. https://www.sandiego.gov/comptroller/reports https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/le... The City of San Diego Cash Reserve Fund Balances increased dramatically due to the liquidation of $500 million = $0.5 BILLION in Successor Agency (SA) to the former Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Assets and ongoing Revenue. All outside the normal Budget process. City staff state the reason why no shovel-ready projects exist is Either Due to a lack of funding or Staffing. There has never been a lack of Infrastructure CIP Funding, only a lack of Staffing by Mayor Faulconer. The City of San Diego created this massive non-well-known Pot of Gold, including adding an additional $273,506,000 = $273.5 million Cash between FY-2014 and FY-2015. With no plans to spend until FY-2019 at the earliest. Please investigate the available funding siting in the bank for the unwanted Balboa Park Centennial Bridge, or any Neighborhood Infrastructure project. Even though the City of San Diego has cash in the Bank, they are still taking on New Bond Debt and Bank Fees. Please analyze these Shady practices.
— July 1, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Morning burglary interrupted in Cardiff

SANDAG's Crime Report dated April 2016 1980-2015. http://tinyurl.com/20160401a http://www.sandag.org/index.asp?projectid=243&f... Countywide the FBI Crime Rate Index Increase +6% in one year 2014 to 2015. 
 Encinitas/Cardiff +9% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. Del Mar +20% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 
Carlsbad +18% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 
 Solana Beach +45% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 
 4S Ranch +17% Increase in the FBI Crime Rate Index from 2014 to 2015. 

— May 26, 2016 7:50 a.m.

Proposition 47 a culprit in increase of burglaries?

As seen on the Regional Taskforce for the Homeless Point-In-Time (PIT) Count for January 2016, Homelessness went down -0.6% in the County of San Diego overall, and -8.0% within the City of San Diego. http://tinyurl.com/20160502b With Mayor Faulconer's constant Homeless sweeps and harassment, it looks like Homeless citizens that use to live within the City of San Diego limits, have moved to the North County Coastal Areas which includes Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside where Homelessness increased by +38.2% this year. Huge problem of moving the Homeless around the County through Police intimidation instead of solutions. http://tinyurl.com/20160502a
— May 20, 2016 5 p.m.

Who's ready to hit the urban trail?

Great news. The City of San Diego has over $76,332,000 Hoarded in Cash Reserve Fund Balances in SANDAG TransNet funding [=$57,827,000 Budgeted + $18,505,000 Unbudgeted] in SANDAG and City Bank Accounts. See Pages 246-250 of the City's FY-2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the available $76.3 million in SANDAG TransNet Cash Reserves. http://tinyurl.com/20150630a By SANDAG TransNet law the maximum Cash Reserve Fund Balances is 30% of the City of San Diego's annual Revenue from Sales Tax of $28.9 million or $8.67 million maximum in unused Cash Reserves. SANDAG Board Policy 31 TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan. Rule 17 Fiscal and Compliance Audits. Section IV. Local Agency Balance Limitations. See Page 11. http://www.sandag.org/uploads/projectid/project... Based on annual audits from the Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC), a City that maintains a balance of more than 30 percent of its annual apportionment (after debt service payments) must use the remaining balance to fund projects. ITOC reports do not make it clear that San Diego is in constant violation of Board Policy 31, Rule 17, Section 4, Local Balance Limitations by Hoarding Cash Reserves in Fund Balances. In theory, SANDAG will defer payment until the recipient agency’s Director of Finance, or equivalent, submits to SANDAG a certification that the unused balance has fallen below the 30 percent threshold, and will remain below the threshold until such time that a new threshold is determined. However this law has never been enforced. "IV. Local Agency Balance Limitations Based on the audit, an agency that maintains a balance of more than 30 percent of its annual apportionment (after debt service payments) must use the remaining balance to fund projects. SANDAG will defer payment until the recipient agency’s Director of Finance, or equivalent, submits to SANDAG a certification that the unused balance has fallen below the 30 percent threshold, and will remain below the threshold until such time that a new threshold is determined."
— May 20, 2016 4:24 p.m.

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