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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.

Show us the numbers, Civic San Diego

Agreed. However City Attorney Jan Goldsmith stated he will sue individuals who file frivolous complaints. And if Goldsmith wins, he goes after individuals for the City's excessive Legal Fees. Therefore, individual citizens should not sue the City, and should try to get non-profits with little assets to sue instead. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bob-Filne... For example, in the lawsuit from Park and Recreation Employee Stacy McKenzie against former Mayor Filner which was lost, the City Attorney stated he will go after the Ms. McKenzie for his legal costs. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bob-Filne... The easier solution would be for the City Council to do their Fiduciary duty and not approve the annual CAFR without complete financial information. With SB-107 approved in September 2016, the County Auditor Controller (CAC) is tasked with Auditing the City of San Diego Successor Agency/LMIHAF.
— May 12, 2016 10:39 a.m.

San Diego cops a deal for online espionage

In San Diego as part of Emergency Response. http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Can-You-M... San Diego County and San Diego State University (SDSU) recently formed a partnership to research and develop a new social media-based platform for disseminating emergency warnings to citizens. The project aims to allow San Diego County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) to spread disaster messages and distress calls quickly and to targeted geographic locations, even when traditional channels such as phone systems and radio stations are overwhelmed.
— April 15, 2016 2:49 p.m.

Old Barrio Logan library not up for grabs

The Barrio Logan Library is located within an Enterprise Zone, and by law should have never been put forth for sale without first giving local non-profits first dibs at lease or sale. http://tinyurl.com/20160210a See Page 5 for Government Code Section 54222(d). Section 54222(d). "A written offer to sell or lease for enterprise zone purposes any surplus property in an area designated as an enterprise zone pursuant to Section 7073 shall be sent to the nonprofit neighborhood enterprise association corporation in that zone."
— March 25, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Wrecking ball to swing past Truax House?

http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/02/hide-and-s... State law Government Code Section 54220-54233 Surplus Land says the City, County, Schoosl, or local District, should give priority to purchase or lease Surplus Land specifically for Affordable Housing, Open Space, and Parks before selling the public property to the highest bidder. State law allows less than Market value for public benefits. Attached below is the link for SGLU Items 3 and 4, including State law on Surplus Property, and several City Council Policies. The public has 60 days to turn in their objections and plan for use of the 6 properties. http://tinyurl.com/20160210a
— February 10, 2016 11:27 a.m.

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