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At noon at the Cabrillo Monument on Wednesday, March 5, City Attorney Mike Aguirre will announce that he is running for a second term. A ten-person committee, "community leaders from around the city," he says, will be working with him to steer the campaign. "The purpose of the office is for the public interest; I have served the public interest as I said I would, and we need to continue to serve the public interest," he says. A number of other candidates have entered the race.

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JohnnyVegas March 3, 2008 @ 7:43 p.m.


It looks like it is lights out for Scott Peters and the rest of the trained circus chimps opposing Mike!

I hope they all split the opposing vote, and gives Mike a 50+% majority.

Someone email Peters, tell him it is "Game Over"!


Anonymous March 3, 2008 @ 9:40 p.m.

Scott Peters sucks. I'm not going to dignify his uselessness in some idatribe on here. He's a millionaire by marriage and is a clueless politician. A puppet. Term limits are there for a reason, it's tme for this old horse to go back into private practice or Mr. Mom. No more public office for Peters.


Don Bauder March 3, 2008 @ 9:45 p.m.

Response to post #1: Remember, Aguirre's opponents will have all the money. The Big Labor and Big Business establishment will go to any length to get rid of Aguirre. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 March 4, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m.

Response to post #2:

Would a special Reader cover graphic depicting Aguirre to the rescue of San Diego from the ruling establishment dark forces be possible? Like using a flamethrower to fight back against Davies/U-T tyranny and avarice, sending them back into fires of hell where they come from, or something Wagnerian.


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 6:46 a.m.

Response to post #3: Mike is familiar with Wagner operas. He saw the superb Tannhauser by the San Diego Opera in February. Best, Don Bauder


JohnnyVegas March 4, 2008 @ 8:37 a.m.

I have to laugh, in this mornings UT they have an article on Sanders and his new "plan" to fix the pension system!

Wow, talk about a day late and a dollar short!

Although I think the plan Sanders laid out is not that bad-it is just too late to have any confidence in the guy. I just do not trust him at this point-and Sunroad is a big part of that mistrust.

So, say good bye to Sanders-we already have Mike working on the pension mess-and Mike been working on it for close to 4 years-not the last 24 hours.


Anonymous March 4, 2008 @ 12:15 p.m.

Johnny Vegas says "...[M]ike been working on it for close to 4 years..." What Johnny Vegas fails to mention in his spin is Mike Aguirre, City Attorney, has lost at each court he has argued in. Oh sure, he's appealing, once again, this time to the Cal.Supreme Court where he'll lose again costing SD Taypayers precious tax dollars.

When he's not losing in court, Mr. Aguirre is busy writing interim reports. One of his latest, Number 28, he theorizes that the Federal Gov;t needs to watch all pensions. Not just those in the private sector. Well it's nice to have 20/20 hindsight, and it's nice toss as many legal theories on the wall as you can, hoping one or two might stick. But simply put it's not professional. In fact, Mr. Aguirre's antics have, in fact, cost the city potentially millions of dollars. By delaying the draft of an enabling ordinance, Mr. Aguirre has created doubt as to when benefits were curtailed to "new hires". His incompetence has caused the Mayor to hire outside counsel at hundreds of dollars an hour, to ask for declaratory relief from the courts. In other words, get the court to tell the city and the employees when the rules changed.

This is but one example of the recklessness of Mr. Aguirre while running the City Attorney's Office into the ground. He says his office is to defend their to defend the public interest. All I want to know is; Where in the City Charter does it say that? If he wants to defend the public's Interest, maybe he should consider some pro bono work for UCAN or like groups.

As for Johnny V.... Mike, with a spokespeople like him and BBH, you can't go wrong!


Anon92107 March 4, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m.

Response to post #5:

Mike is going to continue to have to fight the fire breathing Davies dragons in an impossible dream as long as the courts remain "influenced" by money and politics that threaten the rule of law.

In this mornings U-T San Diego column "Mayor to continue choosing auditor" there was a quote "Norma Damashek, president of the local League of Women Voters, complained that mayoral involvement in auditor selection is a 'standing invitation to corruption and abuse, the last thing this city needs.'" Too late, the corruption already exists in case the SDLWV hasn't noticed.

San Diego is screwed as of today, hopefully the voters will wake up in time, especially the Reader's young voters who still have a chance to solve the problems created by the older generations who voted like lemmings for whatever the U-T "Ballot Recommendations" told them to vote for.


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m.

Response to post #5: I didn't see that U-T story. He was going to cure the pension problem years ago. What happened? Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 12:24 p.m.

Response to post #6: Norma Damashek of the League of Women Voters is one of the fiercest battlers of San Diego corruption going these days. She is a tough watchdog. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 March 4, 2008 @ 3:03 p.m.

Response to post #8:

Well then, if Ms. Damashek really is "one of the fiercest battlers of San Diego corruption going these days" then she ought to get together with Francis, Aguirre and Frye to fight back against the U-T and courts as their paramount priority, and overthrow the "ruling class" at last.

However, I realize that Davis/U-T and the courts are the greatest threats to the rule of law as former Justice O'Connor put it, so they need the Reader to use your Freedom of the Press as the Founders intended to expose both Davies U-T and judges who are enabling the destruction of San Diego to go on forever.


JohnnyVegas March 4, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m.

As for Johnny V.... Mike, with a spokespeople like him and BBH, you can't go wrong!

By sdblogger 12:15 p.m., Mar 4, 2008 > Report it

Who is this BBH character you speak of?? That name rings a bell or two.

PS-who "won" Sunroad??


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 6:58 p.m.

Response to post #2: Scott Peters played a major role in the deliberate concealing of the pension deficits from bond prospectuses. And he wants to be city attorney. If he gets any significant support, San Diego deserves its fate. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 7:01 p.m.

Response to post #6: Aguirre said that it was at least a good step that Sanders was recognizing that the problem is deep. But he didn't go nearly far enough. I have not read the story yet, however. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 7:34 p.m.

Response to post #7: I strongly disagree with your points. It was Aguirre who pushed both the pension and Sunroad matters to be sure the malefactors were punished. The fact that he lost the cross-complaint in front of a judge who is also on a government payroll was not a surprise. After all, he lost because of actions taken by his predecessor, Casey Gwinn. If the City is not going to go into bankruptcy, something must be done about pension benefits that can't be afforded. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 7:37 p.m.

Response to post #8: Councilmember Donna Frye fought valiantly on the issue of the mayor choosing the auditor who audits his own books. She pointed out how ridiculous it is, but the council went 5-3 for this abomination. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 7:39 p.m.

Response to post #11: The League of Women Voters under Norma Damashek is trying to shed light on judge elections in San Diego. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 7:41 p.m.

Response to post #12: Fighting Big Business, Big Labor and Big Media, Aguirre needs all the help he can get. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 4, 2008 @ 7:49 p.m.

Response to post #12: Billy Bob Henry (BBH) has disappeared, but a surrogate has replaced him, I am quite sure. Maybe you can find out who it may be, Johnny. As to Sunroad: Aguirre was obviously the winner, but the U-T slanted it to make it look like Sanders, one of the conspirators on Sunroad's side, was the winner. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 March 5, 2008 @ 4:49 a.m.

Response to post #17:

Re "The League of Women Voters under Norma Damashek is trying to shed light on judge elections in San Diego."

Will you and the Reader pass on the "light" that SDLWV is "shedding" so we can all fight back against judges like the one you referred to in your post #15 above?

Who was the judge in post #15, and was he/she a judge who was put on the court to serve the interests of Davies/U-T?

The people of San Diego must know who the San Diego judges are that former Justice O'Connor warned us about as being "influenced by money and politics"!

And we need the help of the Reader to start emptying the cesspool of government corruption in San Diego before the next election.


Don Bauder March 5, 2008 @ 7:16 a.m.

Response to post #20: It was Judge Jeffrey Barton who gutted Aguirre's cross-complaint in the suit originally filed by SDCERS. It is now on appeal. Best, Don Bauder


Anonymous March 5, 2008 @ 9:17 a.m.

Response to #19. San Diegans were the winners for public safety. But I believe it was the pilots who protested and FAA who was bringing the full weight of the Federal Gov't on the city and ultimately Sunroad. Funny how it spins so quickly with politicians. Mr. Aguirre saw a safe opportunity to make some political hay and jumped on it like stink on feces. All of this of course smells. Don: All of the regulars to these blogs know Johnny V and BBH are one in the same, so why the coyness? Goes to creditability of both of you


Don Bauder March 5, 2008 @ 9:42 a.m.

Response to post #22: Sunroad did what real estate developers normally do: ignore the law, and then defy the regulatory agencies to do something about it once the building is up, knowing that judges who were put on the bench by the establishment would be reluctant to touch something already in place. San Diego's development services department, along with the mayor, were complicit. Aguirre wanted to break the pattern. So did the pilots and the FAA, and other groups. It was a watershed action. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 March 5, 2008 @ 11:33 a.m.

Response to post #21:

Thanks for exposing Judge Jeffrey Barton Don, we must expose judges who overthrow the paramount rule of law principle that former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor is so gravely concerned about.

We thank you for your continuous documentation about the corruption of the San Diego judiciary, so we need names and facts on Davies judges so we can start emptying the cesspool.

We must start demanding that juries decide about the corruption in San Diego government instead of corrupt special interest judges, but then the Hedgecock verdicts proved that corrupt judges can still throw out guilty verdicts that unmask their corruption.

FYI, there was a full page "Re-elect Mayor Sanders" ad in the U-T this morning. You can find the culprits on: http://www.reelectsanders.com/index.cfm

Then Click on “Endorsements” to find the names of the Davies ruling class and their legion of sycophants.

One thing conspicuously absent from the ad in the U-T this morning were Sander’s most hellacious failures such as:

o Excessive deaths and property losses in 2007 firestorms due to lack of resources caused by larceny of taxpayer funds.

o Mayor Sanders has no integrity on Wall Street, which is not easy to do considering the failures in integrity by many on Wall Street.

o Corrupt “Strong Mayor” Sanders is a puppet of the Davies ruling elite.


Don Bauder March 5, 2008 @ 12:19 p.m.

Response to post #24: What marks Sanders's sorry administration more than anything is what it HASN'T done, such as getting public employees' pay and fringes under control, cleaning up the pension system, straightening out the books, reforming corrupt departments such as development services, reining in CCDC, getting realistic about water, doing something about the infrastructure, etc. The U-T does not report on Sanders's failure to perform on his promises. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 March 5, 2008 @ 12:46 p.m.

Response to post #25

Don, your response sounds like great beginnings to a Reality Check counter to the bogus Davies Machine Re-elect Sanders ad for the brain-dead older generations who aren't paying attention today and never have, which is why San Diego has suffered through three corrupt and destructive mayors in a row, and the destructive consequences will continue as long as the Davies Machine continues to control San Diego government and courts.

You might want to put a "Reader Reality Check of the Re-elect Mayor Sanders Ad" on the cover next week.


Don Bauder March 5, 2008 @ 4:29 p.m.

Response to post #26: Agreed: apathy has always been San Diego's problem. That's one reason crooks relocate to San Diego. They know they can fleece the public with impunity. Too much of the citizenry came to the city to play golf and go to beaches. Their motto: don't rock the boat. They are willing to let the real estate development industry expropriate the assets and destroy the place in the process. Best, Don Bauder


Harmsway March 5, 2008 @ 7:09 p.m.


Why all the worry - hasn't Mayor Jerry taken "FULL RESPONSIBILITY" for this - which means of course HE PERSONALLY will be responsible for the ton of $$$$ his friend and financial supporter Feldman will get following the costly lawsuit the us citizens will pay to defend against but the cozy Republican judiciary will see he wins in Americas Most Corrupt City. Best.


Don Bauder March 5, 2008 @ 10:25 p.m.

Response to post #28: Have you ever heard of a political puppet taking personal responsibility for the fiscal consequence of his coziness with donors? It doesn't happen. It will be interesting to see how this lawsuit progresses. Tragically, your scenario may eventuate. Best, Don Bauder


JohnnyVegas March 5, 2008 @ 10:44 p.m.

I have a hard time seeing Sunroad getting much money, if any, out of their lawsuit.

It is obvious that they assumed the risk of tearing part of the building off when the went ahead and built the extra 2 stories- under conflicting circumstances at best.

Throw in the millions in legal fees and it is not a wise way to spend their money. They would be better off calling it a day and writing off the loss on their taxes.


Anon92107 March 6, 2008 @ 2:49 a.m.

Response to post #27: Don't you just love lists like the one of "Endorsements" on the "Re-elect Mayor Sanders" website, except they should be heirarchied into three paragraphs like Burl Stiff’s attendance lists:

The first paragraph is the “A” list for the Almighty ones in the ruling class.

The second paragraph is the “S” list for the Sycophants who bow and scrape to the “A” listers all night long.

And the final paragraph is the “Z” list for the Zombies who stagger around like the night of the living dead looking for free food and drink.


Don Bauder March 6, 2008 @ 7:58 a.m.

Response to post #30: I certainly hope you are right. I agree that Sunroad assumed the risk; in fact, the City warned the company that it had to take the risk. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder March 6, 2008 @ 8:01 a.m.

Response to post #31: Since Sanders is a puppet of the establishment, it is hardly surprising that those endorsing him are quintessential establishment mainstays -- those who show up in Burl Stiff columns, as you point out. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 March 6, 2008 @ 11:26 a.m.

Response to post #32:

Don't forget Liberty Station, that is most certainly a monument to Davies/U-T/puppetician corruption and betrayal of every family in San Diego. And they will still be screwing San Diego taxpayers for amny years to come on this one.


Don Bauder March 6, 2008 @ 1:10 p.m.

Response to post #34: Amen on Liberty Station. Corky McMillin paid almost nothing for land that was given to San Diego by the military. Best, Don Bauder


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