Out-of-town special interests are scrambling to influence the race for Councilman Tony Young’s fourth district seat.
The race to replace ex–city councilman Tony Young in the Fourth District is being fed by a raft of out-of-town special interests. According to recent disclosures, “Californians for Quality Paramedic Services, Sponsored by Rural/Metro Corporation” has so far come up with $822 worth of “design costs” and “data” for a mailer on behalf of Democrat Dwayne Crenshaw. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based firm, whose current paramedic contract with the city expires on June 13, 2013, is competing against a host of other paramedic providers for a new deal. Two years ago it was savaged by a city audit…. San Diego State University, whose relationship with the neighborhood surrounding the sprawling and ever-growing campus has long been rocky, is in the market for a director of Government and Community Relations. Among other responsibilities, the new hire, says a help-wanted posting, will be expected to “Build and develop SDSU’s relationships with neighbors and community leaders. Share regular updates on important issues and major university expansion projects. Attend community meetings as SDSU’s representative, delivering updates and building support for key initiatives.” Also: “Develop and maintain strong relationships with local government and community leaders to advance SDSU’s strategic priorities including setting up meetings for the university president and other university leaders.” No salary range is given.