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San Diego's system of plutocracy, or government by the rich and for the rich, is poignantly on display in the lineup of backers for Prop. C, the measure on the June 3 ballot that, incredibly, would permit the mayor to appoint the auditor who goes over the mayor's own books. Real estate developers obviously favor it because they have Mayor Jerry Sanders in their pockets. The small number of heavy hitters raised $160,000 to bankroll the measure. Seventeen times more people raised $30,000 to oppose it. Among the fat cats pouring big bucks into the measure are Atlas Hotels; the Building Industry Association; lawyer John Davies, who headed the so-called charter review committee that recommended more centralization of power, including having the auditor/fox guard the henhouse; Pardee Homes; San Diego Association of Realtors; Lodging Industry Association; Horton Fourth Ave., Oliver McMillan LLC, and the Native American tribe, Sycuan. Among those who oppose the road to tyranny are Ellen Revelle; Councilmember Donna Frye; lawyers Cory Briggs, Gerald Blank, and Marco Gonzalez; Stephen Cushman; Abbe Wolfsheimer, and activists Mel Shapiro and Ian Trowbridge.

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Fred Williams May 26, 2008 @ 2:11 p.m.

Is San Diego to be run for the benefit of the insiders, or for the citizens?

This is really the question this election year.

For the past decade, we've seen so many sweetheart deals, we're getting sick. When I go out and knock on doors, the voters are telling me that they are sick of the backroom deals that have put us on the edge of bankruptcy.

Just a week to go before the primary, and the vote on Prop. C.

Citizens will vote NO on C because they trust Donna Frye, and distrust Sanders, who increasingly seems to be hostage of the special interests, surrounded by mouthpieces like Fred Sainz who instinctively lie.

NO on C.

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Don Bauder May 26, 2008 @ 2:29 p.m.

Response to post #1: The fat cats have been buying elections in San Diego for decades. They must be thwarted for the good of the community. Could this be the year? Thanks for your efforts. Best, Don Bauder

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