Inzunza, feeling the heat generated by the May 14 raid by FBI agents on the city hall offices, released what he said were two years' worth of personal appointment calendar entries.
  • Inzunza, feeling the heat generated by the May 14 raid by FBI agents on the city hall offices, released what he said were two years' worth of personal appointment calendar entries.
  • Image by Joe Klein
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

When did he dine and whom did he dine with? That variation on the famous query from Senator Howard Baker about the culpability of Richard Nixon can today be asked — and now answered — about San Diego city councilman Ralph Inzunza. There's never been any question as to whether and how Inzunza dines.

Michael Zucchet. "When elected officials in San Diego have been forced to retain criminal counsel, they have established or used their campaign committees to pay for them." (Shepard on Zucchet's fundraising.)

Michael Zucchet. "When elected officials in San Diego have been forced to retain criminal counsel, they have established or used their campaign committees to pay for them." (Shepard on Zucchet's fundraising.)

Virtually every business day at the stroke of 12 noon, the 34-year-old councilman can be seen strolling out of his 12th-story city-council office, heading off to one of a chosen few downtown eateries and watering holes, such as Dobson's and the Grant Grill. Two hours later, he returns. But there has always been a nagging curiosity about what goes on in between.

Ralph Inzunza. Eight appointments appear on Inzunza's calendar for Lance Malone, the ex-Las Vegas cop and lobbyist for the Vegas-based Cheetahs strip club empire.

Ralph Inzunza. Eight appointments appear on Inzunza's calendar for Lance Malone, the ex-Las Vegas cop and lobbyist for the Vegas-based Cheetahs strip club empire.

That hunger to know was at least partially satisfied late last month, when Inzunza, feeling the heat generated by the May 14 raid by FBI agents on the city hall offices he shares with council colleagues Michael Zucchet and Charles Lewis, responded to media requests by releasing what he said were two years' worth of personal appointment calendar entries. Widely reported have been the eight appointments shown on Inzunza's calendar for Lance Malone, the ex-Las Vegas cop and lobbyist for the Vegas-based Cheetahs strip club empire, believed to be the target of a federal racketeering probe into influence peddling and bribery of local officials.

Casey Gwinn. Critics say his oft-times emotional support of the project has sometimes gotten in the way of his duties as city prosecutor.

Casey Gwinn. Critics say his oft-times emotional support of the project has sometimes gotten in the way of his duties as city prosecutor.

Responding to questions about the meetings with Malone, Inzunza attorney Michael Pancer, who has represented other noted officials under a cloud of malfeasance, including ex-mayor Roger Hedgecock, explained that having lunch with favor-seekers has always been a part of the councilman's job. "He met with Malone a number of times, and that was so Malone could lobby him," Pancer was quoted by the Union-Tribune as saying. "What he does for a good part of his days is meet with persons who have interests in legislation, including lobbyists, and he visits with them and he is lobbied by them."

John Moores. Padres owners John Moores and Larry Lucchino didn't meet the definition of lobbyist because they already had arranged their deal for a new ballpark.

John Moores. Padres owners John Moores and Larry Lucchino didn't meet the definition of lobbyist because they already had arranged their deal for a new ballpark.

The calendars bear Pancer out. If the entries are to be believed, during his tenure on the city council Inzunza has been forever on the move, dashing from one lunch appointment to the next, spending happy hours at La Gran Tapa, sometimes beating a path to the Barona golf course for a round or two on the greens with the lobbyist for the Indian casino there, or finding his way down to South Bay or up to the once-mobbed-up La Costa Resort for a few chip shots with a big wheel from Sempra Energy, where he formerly worked as a lobbyist himself. Then there is tennis, another sport Inzunza apparently especially enjoys in the company of lobbyists, including attorney John Wertz, who on occasion has also represented councilmembers accused of wrongdoing, including the infamous Valerie Stallings.

Mel Katz, co-owner Manpower franchise, library commissioner. Not a registered city lobbyist.

Mel Katz, co-owner Manpower franchise, library commissioner. Not a registered city lobbyist.

Lobbyists have not been Inzunza's only social partners. According to the documents, he has eaten or toasted with a variety of reporters and other media types, many of whom work for the Union-Tribune as columnists and reporters. Financial-disclosure forms previously filed by Inzunza show that they have always picked up the tab. Representatives of Mike McKinnon, owner of KUSI-TV and the would-be developer of a block of land in the city-controlled downtown redevelopment area, have also spent quality time with the councilman, his calendar shows. In addition, besides receiving plenty of early-morning TV coverage by the station's Rod Luck, according to the record, Inzunza and friends booked a tour of the station itself, after McKinnon's project was approved by the city council.

Greg Cox. Inzunza served as an aide to County Supervisor Cox .

Greg Cox. Inzunza served as an aide to County Supervisor Cox .

The definition of who is a lobbyist in San Diego has been somewhat clouded by San Diego city attorney Casey Gwinn, who several years back ruled that Padres owners John Moores and Larry Lucchino didn't meet the definition because they already had arranged their deal for a new ballpark with the city and thus weren't seeking fresh favors. But, generally speaking, the definition of "lobbyist" is furnished by this definition on the website of the San Diego city clerk:

Larry Remer, political consultant. Not registered as a city lobbyist.

Larry Remer, political consultant. Not registered as a city lobbyist.

"Lobbying is direct communication with a City official for the purpose of influencing a municipal decision."

"Direct communication" means "talking to or corresponding with [the official] in a way which does not become part of the record of a public hearing. NOTE: At least one instance of direct communication with a City official is needed before you qualify as a lobbyist.

"'Influencing' means affecting or attempting to affect any action by a City official by any method, including providing information, promoting, supporting, opposing or seeking to modify or delay."

Joe Martinez

Joe Martinez

People who thus lobby the city council are required to file a quarterly statement of their lobbying activity, listing what they are lobbying for and whether they paid for meals of the people they lobbied, if the lobbyist meets what is called the "threshold compensation" requirement, which is currently set at $2355 per quarter.

Ed Lopez, Cox Communications, board member San Diego Unified School District. Not a registered city lobbyist.

Ed Lopez, Cox Communications, board member San Diego Unified School District. Not a registered city lobbyist.

"In determining whether or not you've reached the threshold," the city advises prospective lobbyists, "you must take into account all compensation you've received or become entitled to receive not only for lobbying as it is defined in this brochure, but also for monitoring a municipal decision you're seeking to influence; for preparing testimony and presentations; for attending hearings on a municipal decision you're seeking to influence; for communicating with your client or employer about a municipal decision you're seeking to influence; and for waiting to meet with City officials."

Michel Anderson, Yellow Cab /Transportation Network, registered city lobbyist

Michel Anderson, Yellow Cab /Transportation Network, registered city lobbyist

In the case of executives who are not professional lobbyists and who spend only part of their time lobbying the city council on their own behalf, the city's website offers this hypothetical question and answer:

"Q. I'm the CEO of my company, which employs a full-time lobbyist. She is registered with the City. This month we've both been meeting with City staff to discuss a major project we're developing. I also spent some time working with her on a presentation she gave at a committee hearing, then sat in on that hearing while she spoke. Am I a lobbyist?

Diane Rose, mayor, Imperial Beach

Diane Rose, mayor, Imperial Beach

"A. The test is whether you received the threshold compensation for these activities, each of which is an integral part of influencing a municipal decision. Although your main job at your company is not as a 'lobbyist,' you are performing some of a lobbyist's functions. If your compensation for your 'lobby-like' activities reaches the threshold, then you are required to register."

Len Simon, attorney, member Chargers Task Force. Not a registered city lobbyist.

Len Simon, attorney, member Chargers Task Force. Not a registered city lobbyist.

In light of those technicalities, and the fact that enforcement of the lobbying regulations is strictly on the honor system, it's perhaps not surprising that many of the people who are listed on Inzunza's calendar as having met with him, including Cheetahs' Lance Malone, aren't registered with the city as lobbyists, even though quite a few seem to meet the definition as described by Inzunza's defense lawyer Michael Pancer and outlined on the city's website. Thus, Inzunza's surprise release of his entire calendar may soon put some of his erstwhile lunchmates on the hot seat.

Alan Bersin, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District,

Alan Bersin, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District,

Below are presented some of the more notable lunch, drink, and miscellaneous entertainment entries in the calendar of Councilman Ralph Inzunza from January 2002 through May of this year.

1-8-02

Sam Inzunza and Doreen Dominguez, Grant Grill

1-10-02

Bill Beck, Rainwaters, Noon-2PM

Ralph Inzunza in front of Dobson's

Ralph Inzunza in front of Dobson's

San Diego Union-Tribune, September 28, 2001:

"Bill Beck, a board member of the Victory Fund for gay and lesbian political candidates."

1-14-02

Aaron Feldman, Grant Grill, Noon-2pm

Aaron Feldman, developer, financier, port district tenant; vice president, Mexican Business Council of San Diego

Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, April 30, 2003:

"Toyota has selected Aaron Feldman to open a dealership in the South Bay, but a spokesperson for the manufacturer said a site has not been selected."

1-17-02

Lance Malone, Chueys 11-11:45am. Cheetahs Strip Club. Not a registered city lobbyist

Jim Madaffer, San Diego city councilman

Jim Madaffer, San Diego city councilman

1-22-02

Mel Katz, Grant Grill, Noon-1:30pm

Mel Katz, co-owner Manpower franchise, library commissioner. Not a registered city lobbyist

1-30-02

Gary Shaw, La Gran Tapa, Noon-2PM

Gary Shaw, Publisher, San Diego Metropolitan. Not a registered city lobbyist

Jack McGrory, Managing Director of The Price Group LLC.

Jack McGrory, Managing Director of The Price Group LLC.

2-1-02

Larry Remer, Rainwaters, Noon-2pm

Larry Remer, Primacy Group, Political Consultant. Not a registered city lobbyist

2-4-02

Mike Inzunza, Marco Cortes, Miguel Vasquez, Golf, National City Golf Course, 9am-1pm

Mike Inzunza, brother of Ralph Inzunza, Educator, Publisher, Blurb magazine. Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, May 17, 2002:

"Inzunza, a former teacher in the Sweetwater District, quit his job as an aide to County Supervisor Greg Cox last fall to launch the magazine [Blurb]. Inzunza spent the past six months working to raise money and put together what he believes is the first such magazine in the state, possibly the nation.

Admiral Betancourt

Admiral Betancourt

"The school district gave $40,000 to Inzunza last year to get the project rolling, but the rest of the cost of publishing — $6600 per issue for printing alone — has been contributed by several sponsors.

"On Tuesday the Chula Vista City Council pitched in $1000 from its Community Development Block Grant funds. 'I think it's important,' said Councilman Steve Padilla. 'I'm impressed with the work product and I'm excited about its potential.' "

Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2002:

"I was dating a girl in Tijuana, and after the third time of coming back at 4 in the morning, I said, 'This is way too hard,' said Michael Inzunza, 30, the San Diego editor of a magazine for high school students. His two brothers married Tijuana women after cross-border dating forays. 'You have to ask yourself: Is it worth it?'"

Marco Cortes. Former president, San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Public Relations. Cortes Communications, LLC. Not a registered city lobbyist

Union-Tribune, March 2, 2000:

"Three of the nine candidates running for a Chula Vista City Council seat next week have run afoul of local campaign finance laws, a city official said.

"Candidates J.R. Chantengco, Marco Polo Cortes, and John McCann violated local and state codes, said City Clerk Susan Bigelow.

"Bigelow informed the candidates of the mistakes and, as of yesterday, Chantengco and McCann had corrected their errors.

"Cortes violated state election law by failing to file a financial statement by the deadline, Feb. 24. He said he thought the deadline was a few days later, and he had fallen behind on organizing the paperwork needed to file the statement.

At the close of the business day yesterday, the city clerk's office still had not received his statement."

2-7-02

Noon-5pm, Larry Remer, Primacy Group, Political consultant. Not a city lobbyist

Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2002:

"[District Attorney candidate] Dumanis' character issues were brought up at a public forum during the primary race. A member of the audience posed an anonymous question asking whether any of the candidates had been treated for mental illness. Dumanis told the audience she had attempted suicide 16 years ago as a delayed reaction to her sister's murder.

"She believes Pfingst's campaign consultant, Larry Remer, planted the question because she says he tried to get reporters to write about the issue three weeks before. Remer denies it. And Pfingst says he hasn't been involved in any kind of campaigning other than addressing their professional differences and experience."

2-19-02

Peter Janopaul, Grant Grill, 10-2pm

Peter Janopaul, developer, gay activist, former port commissioner. Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, January 11, 2002

"The maverick port commissioner Peter Janopaul volubly denies that he is the other commissioner said to be under investigation. Yesterday, the Cushman-led Port Commission blocked Janopaul's scheduled participation as Port representative in the board meeting of the North Embarcadero Alliance, a five-government agency planning the harbor front from the Embarcadero down to National City. (A hot, if useless lead for those who sniff for clues: Janopaul quickly caused a one-man schism within the Alliance with his losing battle to block Yehudi Gaffen's Gafcon Inc. as planning project manager. So who's on first?)"

2-20-02

Alan Viturbi (sic), Westgate, 8-10am

Alan Viterbi, Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Environmental Solutions. President, San Diego Jewish Academy. Co-founder U.S. Public Technologies (Red Light Cameras). Not a registered city lobbyist

November 25, 2002, Private Equity Week:

"Clean Liquid Solutions Corp. of Dover, Del., raised $6.4 million from four accredited investors through a common stock offering. The company, engaged in recycling non-hazardous commercial waste, intends to use the proceeds from the offering for acquisition of other businesses. For more information, call Alan Viterbi, president and chief executive officer."

San Diego Union-Tribune, September 7, 2002:

"DEL MAR - One of the city's earliest mansions is being sold to a man who plans to restore it, saving it from the wrecking ball.

The Canfield-Wright Mansion, also called the 'Pink Lady' for its color, became the center of controversy when its owner, Alan Viterbi, announced plans to tear it down for new construction."

Lockheed Martin Inc. News Release, December 14, 1998:

"With the acquisition of USPT, Lockheed Martin IMS now has an unmatched capability to use the latest technology to help cities save lives and reduce accidents caused by speeding, red light violations and railroad crossing infractions. We are pleased to have Alan Viterbi and his management team join us."

2-23-02

Mike Zucchet, 8am-noon

Michael Zucchet, San Diego city council candidate

3-8-02

Ed Lopez, Joe Martinez, Jr., T-time 12:07pm, 11am-5pm

Ed Lopez, Cox Communications, board member San Diego Unified School District. Not a registered city lobbyist

3-11-02

Tom Sayles, La Costa Resort, 9am-3pm

Tom Sayles, Public Relations, Sempra Energy. Not a registered city lobbyist

From Sempra Press Release:

"Thomas S. Sayles is Vice President of Governmental and Community Affairs for Sempra Energy, the parent company of Southern California Gas Company, the largest natural gas distribution company in the United States. Sayles joined Southern California Gas Company in 1994. As Vice President of Public Affairs, his responsibilities included employee communications, media, community and governmental relations and regulatory affairs. In 1997, he became Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing, for Energy Pacific, a subsidiary of Sempra's predecessor companies. Prior to joining Pacific Enterprises, Sayles was Secretary of the California Business Transportation and Housing Agency, which oversees 13 state departments, including the Department of Transportation (CalTrans). The agency had more than 40,000 employees and a budget in excess of $7 billion. Sayles practiced law for 15 years in the private and public sector, before going into Government service. He currently serves on the University of California Board of Regents and the Board of Directors of United Western Grocers and the Old Globe Theater. Sayles graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1972. He earned his law degree from Harvard University in 1975."

3-13-02

Aaron Feldman, 10am-4pm

Developer (see above)

3-14-02

Mitch Berner (EastLake); Ed Lopez, Kent Trimble, 11am-5pm

Mitch Berner, Public Solutions, Registered city lobbyist, 1-16-02

Clients: Affiliated Computer Systems; Congregation Beth Israel; Evangelical Formosan Church; Gafcon; Granum Partners; Happy Trails Equestrian Rentals; Hillel of San Diego; Hodges Golf Improvement Center;

Inland Industries; Jewish Family Servivces; Neurocrine Biosciences

Ed Lopez, Cox Communications, School Board Member (see above)

Kent Trimble, developer, son-in-law of county supervisor Ron Roberts. Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, Don Bauder, March 24, 2002:

"A battle between a for-profit investment group and a nonprofit arts group has stymied the Balboa Theatre restoration project.

The entity which is to do the $10.5 million restoration of the acoustically superb facility next to Horton Plaza went quietly into default late last year.

"It has now come up with a restructuring proposal. But at midweek, the nonprofit group expressed strong skepticism of the proposal. It recruited La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid to help get the project back on track.

"The for-profit group, headed by developer Kent Trimble, County Supervisor Ron Roberts' son-in-law, says it has commitments for $1.8 million from investors - well, speculators. 'It is really speculative,' Trimble admits.

"Trimble's for-profit group has 51 percent of the project. The nonprofit Balboa Theatre Arts and Education Fund and a private subsidiary have 49 percent.

BTAEF doubts Trimble's claim that he has raised investment funds: 'We have never seen solid evidence of backing,' says financial planner W. Gary Stemple, president of BTAEF. Trimble won't reveal to me who the investors are."

3-18-02

Michel Anderson (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Michel Anderson, Registered city lobbyist

1-30-02

Clients: American Medical Response; Chadbad Hebrew Academy; San Diego Padres; West Coast Cab

3-19-02

Jim Bates (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Jim Bates, former Democratic Congressman. Not a registered city lobbyist

3-20-02

Lance Malone, Noon-1:30pm, Cheetahs Strip Club. Not a registered city lobbyist

4-2-02

Jerry Butkiewicz (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Jerry Butkiewicz, secretary-treasurer of the San Diego Imperial Counties labor council. Not a registered city lobbyist

4-9-02

Humberto Inzunza (Panda Inn), Noon-2pm

Humberto Inzunza, Tijuana's secretary of economic development, businessman, and past president of the National Council of Maquiladoras

4-11-02

David Baron (Meet him at 1095 Barona Rd. - one mile past the casino), Noon-8pm

David Baron, director of governmental affairs for Barona Indians. Not a registered city lobbyist.

Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2003:

"[Assemblyman Mike] Machado's proposed amendments would limit environmental review of a water pipeline construction project sought by the Barona tribe.

"Baron said the band gave Machado a tour of the water pipeline site more than a year ago.

"Richie [Ross], as our consultant, took the proposal to Mike and said, 'What can you do?' said Baron. 'Mike Machado is the one legislator who is the water guy,' he said. 'It doesn't make sense to take it to anyone else.' "

4-15-02

Ray Huard (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Ray Huard, reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

4-16-02

Luis Aragon & Nancy Rodriguez (Dobson's). With Ana Molina, Noon-2pm

Luis Aragon, Deputy District Attorney

4-18-02

Sam Marasco (Grant Grill), 12:15pm-1:45pm

Sam Marasco, developer. Not a registered city lobbyist

4-20-02

Mike Zucchet Noon-4pm

Michael Zucchet, then-candidate for city council

4-22-02

Craig Benedetto, John Mendez, and Fran Daverous w/AT&T Wireless (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm. Craig Benedetto, Registered city lobbyist,

1-29-02

Clients: Alliance for Habitat Conservation; Anheuser-Busch; AT&T Wireless; Bajagua Project, LLC; BOMA San Diego; National Council to Prevent Deliquency;

Newland Communities/4S Kelwood; Torrey Pines Club Corp.

4-23-02

Mary Grillo (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Mary Grillo, executive director, Service Employees Union International, Local 2028. Not a registered city lobbyist.

5-6-02

Casey Gwinn (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Casey Gwinn, City Attorney

5-20-02

Diane Rose (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

Imperial Beach mayor

5-21-02

Laurie Weisberg (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

Laurie Weisberg, reporter, Union-Tribune

5-24-02

Sam Marasco, Rodulfo Figueroa, Jesus Gonzalez, Huberto Inzunza, David Reyes (Saberios), 2-5pm

Sam Marasco, developer. Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, May 30, 2002:

"San Diego is moving forward with a controversial plan to build a library for San Ysidro at a border shopping mall.

"City Councilman Ralph Inzunza Jr., whose district includes San Ysidro, said he hoped citizens would be open-minded about getting something done quickly, since little funding for libraries is available.

" 'All of us are behind a library,' Inzunza said. 'What I'm trying to figure out is how to get that library built.'

"For the San Ysidro library, the city would have to come up with $5.1 million of the total $14.7 million project.

"Las Americas developer Samuel Marasco is offering a space, which the city has valued at $3.2 million, to build the 25,500-square-foot library on the second floor of his shopping center, plus 152 parking spaces."

5-28-02

Lance Malone, 1:30-2pm

Lance Malone, Cheetahs lobbyist. Not registered as a city lobbyist

6-5-02

World Cup, Noon-2pm

6-6-02

David Baron (Mimi's Café in Mission Valley), 10-11am

David Baron, Barona tribe. Not registered as a city lobbyist (see above)

6-11-02

Jim Cimino, Diane Getrich, and Bernice Gil (Westgate), 12:30-2pm

James Cimino, Wells Fargo senior vice president. Not a registered city lobbyist

6-14-02

Len Simon (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Len Simon, attorney, member Chargers Task Force. Not a registered city lobbyist

6-20-02

Alex Padilla (California Club, Los Angeles), Noon-3pm

Alex Padilla, city councilman, city of Los Angeles

6-24-02

Bill Beck, Maria Nieto Senour , Noon-2pm

Bill Beck, board member of the Victory Fund for gay and lesbian political candidates.

Maria Nieto Senour, SD Community College trustee

Professor, department of Counseling and School Psychology, San Diego State University, 1977-present

6-28-02

Alan Bersin (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Alan Bersin, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

7-8-02

Al Assad and Alan Nemin (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Al Assad, property owner, developer. Not a registered city lobbyist

7-9-02

Lourdes Sandoval (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Lourdes Sandoval, news director for the San Diego affiliates of Telemundo and Univision

7-10-02

Carlene Matchniff (Denny's by the County Building), 8-9:30am

Carlene Matchniff, Governmental Relations, Pardee Development. Not a registered city lobbyist

7-10-02

Greg Cox and Carlene Matchniff, 9:30-10:30am

Greg Cox, San Diego County supervisor

7-10-02

Lori Weisberg (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Lori Weisberg, reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

7-11-02

Marco Limandri and Javier Serhan (Bob's by the Bay), Noon-2pm

Javier Serhan, owner of El Toreador Plaza, San Ysidro. Not a registered city lobbyist.

Marco Limandri, president of the Little Italy Association

7-15-02

Brad Raulston (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Brad Raulston, former manager with downtown waterfront developer Doug Manchester. Not a registered city lobbyist

7-17-02

Larry Remer (Napa Valley Grill), Noon-2pm

Larry Remer, Primacy Group, Political consultant. Not a registered city lobbyist

7-18-02

Sam Ynzunza, 11am-1pm

7-22-02

Henry Beloye (Chuey's), Lunch and tour of Carlson Beloye, Noon-2pm

7-25-02

Ed Lopez (National City), 9am-1pm

7-30-02

Kip Howard

Update you on KUSI building at J, Island,1st and second, 3:30pm-4pm.

Kip Howard, lobbyist for KUSI/McKinnon. Not a registered city lobbyist

(John H. Alspagh of Seltzer, Caplan was registered to lobby for McKinnon Properties, 1-20-02)

San Diego Business Journal, November 11, 2002:

"San Diego-based McKinnon Broadcasting Co. has decided to get out of the apartment business and get into hotel development.

"McKinnon, along with its development manager, Allegis Development Services Inc. of San Diego, had planned to build a 26-story, 390,000-square-foot building with 194 luxury apartments and 126,000 square feet of office space.

"New plans for the block bounded by Island and J streets and First and Second Avenues replace the apartments with 130 to 170 luxury hotel rooms, according to Allegis President Kip Howard. McKinnon will still use the majority of the office space as offices and television studios for KUSI -TV.

"The change to hotel rooms was primarily economically driven.

"'In order to maintain the quality of the architecture, we need to have the revenue to support it,' he said."

7-31-02

Steve South (Dobson's) Noon-2pm

Steve South, an executive with EDCO Disposal Corp. Not a registered city lobbyist.

San Diego Union-Tribune July 4, 2002:

"More than three dozen EDCO Disposal Corp. workers walked off the job yesterday to protest what they say is foot-dragging by the trash hauler in negotiating a labor contract.

"Steve South, EDCO's chief operating officer, said this would be the first contract between the company and the union, and that consequently, it is taking time to draw it up. 'Essentially, we have to start with blank pages,' South said. 'Both parties agreed to work through the language issues first, and we're still in that process. Apparently, a few employees became a little impatient and chose to walk off the job.' "

8-2-02

Patty Garcia (Bristol Court), Noon-2pm

8-2-02

Vince Hall (Chuey's), 2pm-4pm

Vince Hall, Democratic State Assembly candidate.

8-10-02

Larry Remer's B-Day, 6:30-10:30pm

Larry Remer, Primacy Group, political consultant. Not a registered city lobbyist

8-12-02

Roger Cazares (Bob's on the Bay), 12:30-2:30pm

Roger Cazares, president and chief executive officer of the MAAC Project

San Diego Union-Tribune, September 19, 2002:

"A public and private effort to boost homeownership in heavily Latino neighborhoods of San Diego and National City is expected to bring tens of millions of dollars to those communities, a group of housing and lending organizations will announce today.

"In addition to Freddie Mac, participants will include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, the city of San Diego, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the nonprofit San Diego Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee, or MAAC Project.

"The homeownership rate in the targeted communities 'is less than 30 percent,' said Roger Cazares, president and chief executive officer of the MAAC Project. 'We have rents going up, families being displaced.' "

8-19-02

Mike Vogt (Dobson's), Noon-2pm. Mike Vogt, developer

Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, March 9, 2003:

"Alejandra Mier y Teran, executive director of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, sat in on meetings about the trees last year with Coffey, developer Mike Vogt and Caltrans landscape architect Dave Strickland.

"'It's a slum, an industrial slum, and the city needs to do something about it,' said Mike Vogt, owner of International Real Estate and chairman of the Otay. Mesa Planning Group."

8-23-02

Willie Ayyad, Noon-1pm

Willie Ayyad, developer. Not a registered city lobbyist

Fresno Bee, November 17, 2002:

"Willie Ayyad of United Development Group saw great potential. The San Diego investor has bought and rejuvenated six other apartment complexes in the Fresno area and thought he could do the same at Dakota Woods.

"'The location was great,' Rasmussen said of the 200-unit complex at Dakota and Hughes Avenues."

8-27-02

Bob Shapiro (Dobson's), Noon-2pm

9-3-02

Bob McElroy (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Bob McElroy, president of Alpha Project

Not a registered city lobbyist

9-5-02

Madaffer, Remer, and Arriola, 1-5pm

9-6-02

Diane Rose (Bristol Court), 12:30-2:30pm

Diane Rose, Mayor, Imperial Beach

9-10-02

Lance Malone, Noon-2pm

Lance Malone, Cheetahs

Not a registered city lobbyist

9-23-02

Sam Ynzunza and Robert Apodaca (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

9-25-02

Wayne Buss (Dobson's), Noon-1:30pm

Wayne Buss, architect, downtown developer

Not a registered city lobbyist

9-30-02

Norberto Santana (Dobson's), Noon-2pm

Norberto Santana, reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

10-7-02

Leslie Devaney and Fernando Villa (Grant Grill)

Noon-1:30pm

Leslie Devaney, deputy city attorney

10-8-02

Rev. Manley (Bristol Court), Noon-1:30pm

10-10-02

Jim Gogek (La Gran Tapa), 12:15-2pm

Jim Gogek, columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Union-Tribune, Gogek byline, May 5, 2002:

"The carnage caused by alcohol in the Latino community is truly startling. Such loss of life and health by any other cause in any other community would be labeled a crisis and politicians would make it a major issue. But the alcohol industry is strong and the Latino community is politically weak, so nobody says much about it. There may be a few alcohol-free Cinco de Mayo events, but the vast number of celebrations are still Drinko de Mayo.

"But consider this: The death rate for cirrhosis of the liver is 2.5 times higher for Latinos than for whites, and it's apparently even higher for Mexican and Mexican-American men than for Latinos in general. Homicides and violent crimes are the fifth-leading cause of death among Latinos, the 15th leading cause for whites. Several studies show that alcohol is linked to about half of all murders. Meanwhile, alcohol advertising aimed at Latinos is rising. In 1996, the top three domestic brewers spent a total of $26 million advertising to Latinos. By 2001, each one was spending nearly that much."

10-14-02

Susie Santana (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

10-15-02

Jose Mireles (Chuey's), Noon-1:30pm

Jose Mireles, executive director of the Latino Builders Industry Association

Not a registered city lobbyist

Union-Tribune, March 21, 2002:

"Other area leaders say the Padres' decision to eliminate its separate Hispanic marketing department sends an ominous message.

" 'If the Padres can get away with it, so will other corporations in town,' said Jose Mireles, executive director of the Latino Builders Industry Association."

10-16-02

Ahmad & Alfonso (Dobson's), Noon-1:30pm

10-29-02

Larry Richman w/Heritage Security (Dobson's), Noon-1:30pm

Larry Richman, owner, Heritage Security. Not a registered city lobbyist

San Diego Union-Tribune, October 18, 2001:

"'Security is not law enforcement,' said Larry Richman, owner of San Diego-based Heritage Security Services. 'We are essentially in the real estate service business. Our job is to assure the ownership that the buildings, property and management are under control.'

"For private guards like Dave Martinez, who patrols the San Diego Trolley for Heritage Security Services, the nature of the job has changed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C."

10-30-02

Michael Zucchet, Noon-2pm

Michael Zucchet, city council candidate

11-1-02

Larry, Colin, and Rich (Torrey Pines North), 8:30am-2:30pm

11-4-02

Casey Gwinn (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Casey Gwinn, San Diego City Attorney

11-12-02

Jim Gogek (Dobson's), Noon-2pm

Jim Gogek, columnist, San Diego Union Tribune

11-13-02

Daniel Hernandez (Bristol Court), Noon-2pm

11-15-02

John Wertz (San Diego Tennis Club), 4-6pm

John Wertz, attorney, Sullivan Wertz McDade

Registered city lobbyist

1-23-03

Client: MZM, Inc., Union-Tribune

November 7, 2002:

"San Diego City Councilman Byron Wear withdrew yesterday as a nominee for a $139,500-a-year post on the new Regional Airport Authority.

"Wear's withdrawal came a day before the city Ethics Commission is scheduled to consider a proposed settlement of a year-old complaint that he violated campaign laws. Wear has agreed to concede to two violations, sources said. Neither Wear nor his attorney, John Wertz, would be interviewed yesterday."

11-18-02

Mike Furby (Dobsons), Noon-2pm

Michael Furby is president and treasurer of Marathon Construction Corp.

Not a registered city lobbyist

From press release:

"Marathon Construction Corporation has been shaping San Diego's waterfront for over 40 years. With over 230 combined years of service in the heavy marine construction sector, Marathon's staff and principals have successfully completed well known waterfront projects such as the original construction of Sea World of San Diego, the construction of the 24th St. Marine Terminal, Rehabilitation of the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, Seaport Village, [and] the Old Ferry Landing."

San Diego Business Journal May 12, 2003:

"The mayor has also appointed Cameron Duncan and Dale Naegle and reappointed Michael Furby, Tony Kan, and John Littrell to the board of the Building Appeals and Advisors. Furby is president and treasurer of Marathon Construction Corp."

11-21-02

Rick Inzunza, Noon-2pm

11-25-02

Frank Urtasan (Dobson's)

Noon-1:30pm

Frank Urtasan, San Diego Unified Port Comissioner

11-27-02

Paul Chacon (his office), noon-2pm

Paul Chacon, parking lot operator

Not a registered city lobbyist

Union-Tribune, February 10, 2002:

"In the mid-1990s, Del Mar Fairgrounds officials were less than comfortable with parking income reported by Ace while it managed that lot. The fairgrounds officials set up cameras to improve security and help count cars.

"Rival Five Star Parking won bidding for the contract in 1997 and continues to manage the fairgrounds parking.

"Five Star general manager Paul Chacon said he carved out his share of the San Diego parking market during the past 10 years by providing better service and fuller accounting of his expenses.

"'I have been very successful competing against Ace despite their tactics,' he said."

12-2-02

Thella Bowens (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Thella Bowens, president and chief executive of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

12-9-02

Len Simon (Horton's), Noon-2pm

Len Simon, attorney, member, Mayor's Chargers Task Force. Not a registered city lobbyist

12-10-02

Lunch with Caitlin Rother (Dobson's), Noon-2pm

Caitlin Rother, Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

12-16-02

Mike Zucchet, Noon-2pm

Michael Zucchet, San Diego city councilman

1-6-03

Steve Davis (University Club), Noon-2pm

1-7-03

Larry Remer (Dobson's), noon-2pm

Larry Remer, Political consultant

Not registered as a city lobbyist

1-9-03

Kip Howard and Mike McKinnon (owner of KUSI) (Denny's), 8:30-10am

Re: City Council item 1/27 changing building from appt. concept to Hotel concept

1-9-03

Doug Wilson and Joe Street (University Club), 12:30-2:30pm

1-13-03

Latino/Jewish Dialogue (Rainwaters-Wine Room), 11:30am-1:30pm

Alan Bersin, Joan Dean, Maria Seynour, Fay Crevoshay, Augie Gallegos, Gus Chavez, Howard Wayne, Marti Block

1-18-03

Jose Alberto Cortes, Marco Cortes, and Eric Sigdestead (Auld Golf Course), 9:30am-3:30pm

From newsletter:

"San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union has associated with Eric Sigdestad of Financial Network Investment Corporation to provide an array of financial products and services.

"Eric is available to assist you with all of your financial needs at any one of our four branches."

1-24-03

Sean Schwerdtfeger (Grant Grill), 12:30-2pm

Sean Schwerdtfeger, Attorney, Christensen, Schwerdtfeger & Spath. San Diego. Not a registered city lobbyist

Statement of Practice (from Martindale-Hubbell): Real Estate, Condemnation and Land Use Law, Business and Litigation, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Trial Practice and Construction Defect, Housing Law, Affordable Housing, Public Housing, Housing Finance, Multi-Family Housing, Redevelopment Law.

Report to San Diego Housing Commmission, June 7, 2002:

"The Housing Commission received notice of dissolution of the partnership of Detisch & Christensen on June 14, 2002, and the intention of Charles Christensen to form a successor firm named Christensen, Schwerdtfeger & Spath, L.L.P. Mr. Christensen has provided the majority of the Housing Commission's legal services since 1991. To ensure continuity of legal services with respect to ongoing litigation and special assignments, it is recommended that the Housing Commission continue to retain the services of Mr. Christensen and his successor firm when it is established on June 15, 2002. Mr. Christensen has the specialized knowledge and expertise required to effectively attend to agency matters and related concerns.

"Sean Schwerdtfeger, who will join Mr. Christensen as a partner in the new firm, also has provided extensive legal services to the Housing Commission since 1995. The current contract for legal services provides the Housing Commission the ability to assign the contract under Section 211 of the agreement."

1-28-03

Riza Baron (Grant Grill), noon-1:30pm

1-29-03

Diane Rose (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

Diane Rose, Mayor, Imperial Beach

1-31-03

Nina Karen (Bristol Court), 11:30-1pm

2-3-03

Roger Cazares (Grant Grill) Noon-1:30pm

Roger Cazares, president and chief executive officer of the MAAC Project

2-5-03

Steve Padilla (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Steve Padilla, Mayor, Chula Vista

2-10-03

Lance Malone and Mike Zucchet (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Lance Malone, Cheetahs Strip Club, not a registered city lobbyist

Michael Zucchet, City Councilman

2-13-03

Bill Lynch, Willie Ayyad & Paul Nieto (Eastlake), 9am-2pm

Willie Ayyad, developer Not a registered city lobbyist

William Lynch, real estae investor, board member, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Paul Nieto, president and CEO, ProjectDesign Consultants, board member San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

2-18-03

Leslie Devaney and Ed Lopez (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Leslie Devaney, Deputy City Attorney

Ed Lopez, Cox Communications, Member, San Diego Unified School District board

2-19-03

Jim Madaffer, Noon-2pm

San Diego City Councilman

2-20-03

John Moores (Mimi's Café in Mission Valley), 7:30am-9am

Owner, San Diego Padres. Not a registered city lobbyist

2-25-03

Rick Inzunza, Noon-2pm

Brother of Ralph Inzunza

3-3-03

Gina Champion-Cain (Dobson's), 12:30-2pm

Gina Champion-Cain, Downtown developer. Not a registered city lobbyist

3-3-03

Hugh Davies, Charles Castle & Pauline Foster (Hob Nob), 8:30am-10:00am

3-5-03

Jerry Butkiewicz (Pan-e-vino), Noon-2pm

Executive Director, San Diego-Imperial County Labor Council. Not registered as a city lobbyist

3-6-03

Phil LaVelle (Chuey's), 5:15-6:15pm

Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

3-10-03

Bob Watkins (Hob-Nob Restaurant), 8:30am-10am

Bob Watkins, president of R.J. Watkins & Company Ltd., executive recruiter. Not registered as a city lobbyist

3-10-03

John Kern (Dobson's), 12:30-2pm

John Kern, Chief of Staff, Mayor Dick Murphy

3-11-03

Laura McDonald (Dobson's), Gift: $25.00, Noon-1:30pm

Public Affairs Manager, SDG&E, Registered city lobbyist

1-27-03 and 3-12-03

Marco Limandri (Westgate), 8:30am-10am

President of the Little Italy Association. Not a registered city lobbyist

November 20, 2002, San Diego Union-Tribune:

" 'This is not NIMBY-ism,' said Marco LiMandri, president of the Little Italy Association, which was the most vocal group in its opposition. 'We don't

believe this project, in its scale and scope, would be appropriate in any neighborhood in San Diego.' "

San Diego Union-Tribune, August 25, 2002:

"'This (plan) is about the political will of the county, the city, (Centre City Development Corp.) and the port,' said Marco LiMandri, president of the

Little Italy Association, which proposed the waterfront piazza. 'They've already put money into it, so they need to step forward and finance it.'

"Eventually, North Bay Association's executive director, Marco LiMandri, said he would like to see the county Mental Health building on Rosecrans Street turned into a trolley stop, and the Sports..."

3-12-03

Xema Jacobson (Grant Grill), Noon -1:30pm

May 4, 2003, San Diego Union-Tribune:

Xema M. Jacobson, member, San Diego Regional Airport Board; former business manager for the San Diego County Business and Construction Trades Council

Jacobson listed salaries of less than $100,000 for her position with the

Trades Council and as chairwoman/administrator of a labor group that owns a

not-for-profit apartment complex.

3-14-03

Mitch Berner (Westgate), 8:30am-10am

Mitchell Berner, Public Solutions, Registered Lobbyist, 1-2-03

Clients: Affiliated Computer Systems; Congregation Beth Israel; Distinctive Homes; Gafcon Construction Consultants; Inland Industries; Neurocrine Bioscience; SD Mini Cab Co.; Bay Boat and Ski Club; Stadium Golf; Taiwanese American Community Center of SD; Terrabrook Venture Catalyst, San Diego

3-17-03

Alberto Mier y Teran (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

Alberto Mier y Teran, general manager of KBNT-17 Univision and XUPN-13/49.

San Diego Business Journal, February 25, 2002:

"The Otay Mesa chamber frequently communicates with Inzunza and his staff, Mier y Teran said, especially now that development is reaching into eastern Otay Mesa."

3-20-03

Ray Garnica (Dobson's), 11:30am-1:30pm

Ray Garnica, San Diego City Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees. Not registered as a city lobbyist.

From Press Release:

"Sanwa Bank California has landed Ray Garnica as v.p./wealth management consultant for the bank's San Diego region. He'll service individuals with assets of $1 million or more. Garnica has more than 10 years of finance experience. Most recently he was v.p. of business development for Ionus.com, an Internet start-up based in San Diego. Prior to that he was v.p., senior relationship manager at Northern Trust Bank in San Diego.

"As Sanwa's Wealth Management Consultant for the San Diego area, Garnica services individuals with assets of $1 million or more to invest. He is also the primary contact for customers interested in more complex investment products and services, such as individual portfolio management, trust, business life insurance and retirement plans.

"Garnica is a seasoned marketing and finance professional with more than 10 years of experience in the development, organization and management of business units. He has broad business experience in the fields of domestic and international finance and manufacturing. Additionally, he is versed in information technology advancements, the Internet and e-commerce."

3-21-03

Dick Freeman (Grant Grill), 4pm-5pm

Dick Freeman, president, San Diego Padres. Not registered as a city lobbyist

3-24-03

Janay Krueger, Michel Anderson and the Huesos (Hob-Nob), Taxi cab issues. 8:30am-10am

Janary Kruger, Registered city lobbyist, 1-6-03

Clients: Baker Ford Clark; Dave Evans School; Greystone Homes Inc./Lennar HNB Inc. and Hanson Enterprise; Mission Valley Auto Circle; Park Laurel LLC/CLB; Patrick Dev/SoCal Dev/ La Jolla Dev/Monarch Rowland, Dean; SD Pay Phone Assn.; Sunrise Mgmt/Drogin Taylor-Woodrow (Santaluz); Tresco, Paola; Western Dev Con; Westfield Shopping Town Centre; Yellow Cab /Transportation Network Michel Anderson, Registered city lobbyist

1-24-03

Clients: American Medical Response; SD Padres; West Coast Cab Co.

3-26-03

Greg Cox (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

San Diego County Supervisor

4-1-03

Johnnie Perkins (Dobson's), Noon-1:30pm

S.D. Landfill Systems, former San Diego school board candidate. Registered city lobbyist

1-13-03 and 4-2-03

Jack McGrory (Westgate), 7:30am-9am

Former San Diego city manager, director Price Family Charitable Fund and San Diego Revitalization Corporation. Manager, Price Group.

Chairman of the Board, Price Legacy. Director, Price Smart, Inc. Board member, San Diego Padres. Not registered as a city lobbyist

April 30, 2003, Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure document:

"Jack McGrory has served as Chairman of the Board of Price Legacy since September 2001. Mr. McGrory served as Chairman of the Board of Price Legacy's predecessor, Price Enterprises, and as a director of Excel Legacy from November 1999 to September 2001. Mr. McGrory is Executive Vice President of San Diego Revitalization, a non-profit organization focused on real estate development in City Heights. Mr. McGrory is also Managing Director of The Price Group LLC, which is engaged in securities and real estate investments, since August 2000. Mr. McGrory served as Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Padres from October 1999 to August 2000 and is a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. McGrory served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Price Enterprises from September 1997 to November 1999 and as City Manager of the City of San Diego from March 1991 to August 1997. Mr. McGrory is also a director of PriceSmart, Inc., a publicly traded operator of international membership shopping stores."

4-2-03

Jim Bartell (Westgate), 2pm-3pm

Jim Bartell, Porter Novelli, Registered city lobbyist, 5-7-03

Clients; American Properties Enterpruises, Citylink Investment Corp.; Equity Office Properties Trust; Mission Village Properties

4-3-03

Tom Daglish and April Bailey (Hob Nob), 8:30am-10am

April Bailey, Director of Government Affairs, Biocom. Not registered as a city lobbyist

"BIOCOM continues to aggressively focus on public policy advocacy for the life sciences community. The advocacy agenda is advanced through direct representation on regional and state levels and through collaborations with national organizations." Biocom website. [email protected] 858/455-0300 Ext. 223. 858/455-0022 Fax

4-3-03

Phil LaVelle (Café Sevilla), 5pm-6pm

Philip J. LaVelle, reporter, Union-Tribune

4-3-03

Los Aztecas (Latin Room), Frank Urtasun, 6pm-8pm

Frank Urtasun, Port Commissioner representing city of Imperial Beach

4-4-03

Byron Wear (Westgate), 8:30am-10am

Byron Wear, former city councilman. Not registered as a city lobbyist

4-4-03

Larry Remer (Noon-3pm)

Larry Remer, political consultant. Not registered as a city lobbyist

4-4-03

Howard Halbo (Padre Game), 7pm-10pm

Howard Halbo, co-founder of the Imperial Avenue Business Owners Association, owner Arrow Market. Not registered as a city lobbyist

4-5-03

Rick D'Ascoli (the Big Kitchen), 8am-10am

4-7-03

Linda Mitrovich (Dobson's), Noon-1:30pm

Linda Mitrovich, Solution Strategies. Not registered as city lobbyist

Union-Tribune, 5-26-02:

"A public relations firm called Solution Strategies, run by [George] Mitrovich's brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Linda Mitrovich, received a $240,000 contract from the Metropolitan Water District to spread its gospel."

4-8-03

Tom Shepard (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

Tom Shepard, political consultant. Not registered as a city lobbyist

"Criminal defense attorneys are very expensive, and traditionally in the past, when elected officials in San Diego have been forced to retain criminal counsel, they have established or used their campaign committees to pay for them. [Former Mayor] Roger Hedgecock, [former Councilman] Byron Wear and Valerie Stallings all come to mind as people who have done that."

  • Tom Shepard on Michael Zucchet's legal fee fundraising after the FBI raid on council offices, Union-Tribune, May 23, 2003.

4-10-03

Palm Springs, 9am-6pm

4-11-03

Palm Springs, 9am-6pm

4-12-03

Palm Springs, 9am-6pm

4-14-03

Mandy Jackson, Hob Nob, 8:30am-10am

Mandy Jackson, reporter, San Diego Business Journal

4-17-03

Peter Janopaul and Charlotte Morrisette (Influx, Broadway and 20th)

12:30pm-2:30pm

Peter Janopaul, former port commisioner, real estate developer.

Not registered as a city lobbyist

4-17-03

Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards Dinner (Town and Country Hotel)

7pm-9pm

4-21-03

Craig Beam (Westgate), 8:30am-10am

Craig Beam, attorney, Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps. Clients have included: City Front Terrace, LLC

Not registered as a city lobbyist

4-23-03

Patrick's Birthday Tour, KUSI

Mike McKinnon

9am-Noon

Mike McKinnon, owner, KUSI

Union-Tribune, February 16, 2003:

"A proposal to build a downtown luxury boutique hotel instead of condominium towers in conjunction with construction of television studios for KUSI Channel 51 was approved by the San Diego City Council on Tuesday. McKinnon Properties Inc. plans to build a 130- to 170-room hotel on a block bounded by Island Avenue, J Street and First and Second avenues in the Marina District.

"Tentative plans call for the hotel to be operated by Rosewood Hotel & Resorts of Dallas, said McKinnon Properties representative Kip Howard.

"The project would include KUSI studios and offices, a bar and restaurant and retail shops with about 30 condominium units above them. KUSI is currently in Kearny Mesa."

4-25-03

Susan Davis (Grant Grill), 11:45-1:45pm

Susan Davis, Congresswoman

4-28-03

Arkan Somo (Hob Nob), 8:30am-10am

Arkan Somo, ARCO gas station owner, College Ave. Seeking permit to sell off-premise beer and wine. Not registered as a city lobbyist

4-29-03

Teresa Zucchet, Noon-2pm

Teresa Zucchet, wife of city councilman Michael Zucchet

4-30-03

Jim Bartell and Ash Israni (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30

Jim Bartell, Porter Novelli. San Diego Registered city lobbyist

Clients: American Properties Enterprises; Citylink Investment Corporation; Equity Office Properties Trust; Mission Village Properties

Ash Israni, president, Pacifica Companies. Hotel developer.

Not registered as a city lobbyist.

5-1-03

Lance Malone (Hob Nob), 9am-10:30am

Lobbyist, Cheetahs strip club. Not registered as a city lobbyist

5-5-03

Bob Kevane (Westgate), 8:30am-10am

Los Angeles Times, September 20, 1985:

"San Diego City Councilman Uvaldo Martinez on Thursday hired an attorney to prepare a report on his city credit card spending and said he will not provide a public response to questions about his spending until next month at the earliest.

"Some of the people who supposedly dined with Martinez at public expense could not be reached by the Times because the organizations Martinez claimed his guests represented had never heard of them. For instance, 'Bob Kevane' is listed as a San Diego Symphony representative who discussed a 'summer symphony downtown' with three other guests on Oct. 18, 1984, during a $316.55 meal at Avanti Restaurant. Symphony officials said they had never heard of Kevane."

San Diego Union-Tribune, May 30, 2003:

"Seeking to strengthen protections for renters, San Diego's Affordable Housing Task Force yesterday recommended that before landlords could evict their tenants they would have to give them a specific reason.

The compromise proposal, which sought to address concerns raised by rental industry professionals, would apply only to renters who lived in their units for at least two years.

"The apartment industry has consistently opposed such eviction laws, arguing that the regulations make it harder to remove problem tenants. Most landlords, they say, have no interest in evicting tenants for no good reason.

" 'I don't think you can throw the whole industry into this because of a few bad landlords,' said Bob Kevane, a task force member who represents the San Diego Association of Realtors."

5-6-03

Capt. Kempt and Admiral Betancourt (Grant Grill), Noon-2pm

5-8-03

Mitch Berner, Dave Baron, and Willie Ayyad (Barona), T-time: 9:10. 9am-3pm

Mitchell Berner, Public Solutions, Registered Lobbyist

1-2-03

Clients: Affiliated Computer Systems; Congregation Beth Israel; Distinctive Homes; Gafcon Construction Consultants; Inland Industries; Neurocrine Bioscience; SD Mini Cab Co.; Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club; Stadium Golf; Taiwanese American Community Center of SD; Terrabrook Venture Catalyst, San Diego; Dave Barron, director of governmental affairs for Barona. Not registered as city lobbyist

Willie Ayyad, developer Not registered as city lobbyist

5-8-03

Chief Bejarano (Marriot Yacht Club Restaurant), 5pm-8:30pm

San Diego Chief of Police

5-12-03

John Bumgardner (Hob Nob), 8:30am-10am

John Baumgardner, president ACE Parking Not registered as city lobbyist. (ACE is listed as client of registered city lobbyist Matthew Peterson)

5-12-03

Jim Hammett (Dobson's), 12:30pm-2pm

Jim Hammett, inner-city developer.

Not registered as city lobbyist

5-13-03

Rudulfo Figueroa, (Grant Grill), Noon-1:30pm

Consul general, Mexico

5-14-03

Jim Lantry (Westgate), 8:30am-10am

Registered lobbyist: James Lantry Consulting

5-2-03

Clients: General Electric Network Solutions, Jamul Indian Village, San Diego Opera, Sullivan Wert McDade & Wallace

5-29-03

Adam Acosta (Dobson's), Noon-2pm

5-30-03

Larry Cohen, Louis Abusch, Eric Sigderstend, 10am-4pm, Torrey Pines North. T-time 10:07 under Cohen.

  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

Comments

Sign in to comment

Let’s Be Friends

Subscribe for local event alerts, concerts tickets, promotions and more from the San Diego Reader

Close