4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Mike Aguirre's Brother Will Be Unpaid Intern

Gary Aguirre, brother of City Attorney Mike Aguirre, will be an "unpaid intern," says his brother Mike. In an earlier post, I reported that Gary, an experienced lawyer who made a bundle practicing in San Diego, had joined the city attorney's office, but it was not known if he was receiving remuneration. "He is doing misdemeanor stuff -- DUIs," says his brother. I asked why an attorney with such experience, including a highly-publicized stretch at the Securities and Exchange Commission, would want to do misdemeanors. "He just wants to get back in the courtroom," says his brother. Gary Aguirre will be reporting to Chris Morris, who heads the criminal division.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

A breakfast to remember at Golden Hill Cafe

“Sorry, but I never reveal my sauces.”
Next Article

Reelin’ in the Years: footage fetish

The Coda Collection on Amazon Prime features Reelin’-curated content

Gary Aguirre, brother of City Attorney Mike Aguirre, will be an "unpaid intern," says his brother Mike. In an earlier post, I reported that Gary, an experienced lawyer who made a bundle practicing in San Diego, had joined the city attorney's office, but it was not known if he was receiving remuneration. "He is doing misdemeanor stuff -- DUIs," says his brother. I asked why an attorney with such experience, including a highly-publicized stretch at the Securities and Exchange Commission, would want to do misdemeanors. "He just wants to get back in the courtroom," says his brother. Gary Aguirre will be reporting to Chris Morris, who heads the criminal division.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Aguirre wants secure water supply, lower electric rates, infrastructure upgrade

Next Article

Sanders Wants City To Pay Union President's Salary During Bargaining; Aguirre Says It's Against the Charter

Comments
6

Smart move.

Two Aguirre's for the price of one!

Now the public union lackeys won't be able to spin it as nepotism (funny how Jim Duffy never faced such scrutiny).

Aug. 21, 2008

Response to post #1: Yes, it will be more difficult to charge nepotism if public money isn't involved. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 21, 2008

Thanks for pointing this out. Don, what do you think? Do you believe Aguirre's brother? Something seems funny here, no? Can you tell us what's really going on?

Aug. 21, 2008

Response to post #3: It was Mike, along with his PR man Jeff Van Deerlin, who told me that Gary Aguirre will be an unpaid intern. Obviously, it occurred to me that this might have been cooked up after I revealed that the brother was on the payroll. But I believe Mike Aguirre on this one. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 21, 2008

Who cares if he is the brother of the elected City Attorney. Is he's licensed to practice law in California. If so, that's what counts. Is he a competent attorney who is working for the people? That's what matters most NOT some blood relation nonscense.

And, I for one, think he should be paid for his work following the same salary schedule for newly hired attorneys working in the Criminal Division. If after a short probationary period his work is rated superior then he also deserves merit increases based on his years of experience prior to joining the City. But if his work doesn't meet the standards necessary to succeed in the Criminal Division he should fail a probationary period and be dismissed just like any other.

There is no doubt the City needs experienced and compentent attorneys in many areas of specialized practice!

Aug. 22, 2008

Response to post #5: Gary Aguirre is a very good attorney and is licensed. He is also independently wealthy, I understand. So for Mike's sake, he should take no pay, at least until after the election. And he is not taking pay. If Mike put his brother on the payroll, he would catch flak. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 22, 2008

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close