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Real estate developers continue to beg their fellow builders to give money to Mayor Jerry Sanders in his bid for reelection June 3. Consider Mark McMillin, chief executive of Corky McMillin Companies. This is the company that after giving heavily to local pols, got the land for Liberty Station for almost nothing, then built residences and reneged on some promises to provide civic-oriented structures. McMillin wrote to other builders, "The Corky McMillin Companies and the San Diego Building Industry Association are supporting San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders's reelection. In a final push before the June 3rd primary, I am trying extremely hard to raise funds for his campaign." He asked for a personal check of $50, $100 or $320. "Giving Jerry Sanders another four years in office is vital to San Diego [and] the building industry." In another solicitation, EnDev Enterprises told fellow tavern owners that Sanders "has been helpful to bars and restaurants in San Diego." Contributions should be $320 per person or $640 per couple. Among several things, EnDev runs Ciro's Pizzeria and the adjoining Side Bar in the Gaslamp.

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stevegrossca May 20, 2008 @ 2:17 p.m.

i have read in many publications that the mayor has committed to not taking donations from entities and individuals who have business in front of the city. Many of the developers you state in your article and others that are doing business in Otay Messa that i am aware of have contributed signficiant dollars to the mayors campaign in spite of his above stated position. You should do some looking into this Mr. Bauder.


Don Bauder May 20, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m.

Response to post #1: I have not read that. I don't see how he could do it. It's certainly worth looking into. Best, Don Bauder


Ponzi May 20, 2008 @ 9:03 p.m.

Don, EnDev has recently opened up the Universal Nightclub in Hillcrest. It was marketed to planners as "a restaurant and upscale lounge with piano bar and down tempo music."

Well it's really a big nightclub with loud music and parking problems that is already getting the neighborhood passing a petition around.

How in this area with all it's parking problems and it's living density was allowed to ram this through is another example of how money talks in the Sander's administration.

Universal, is billed as a club for "omnisexuals." Not sure what that means, but perhaps animals are permitted too.

Anyway, the parking was already a nightmare and then this place slide by all the panning by saying it was going to be a "piano bar" and it opened up as a large dance club with loud music the middle of a neighborhood.

FYI, Side Bar has been closed.


Don Bauder May 20, 2008 @ 10:34 p.m.

Response to posts #3 and #4: I appreciate the additional information on EnDev. Best, Don Bauder


Fred Williams May 21, 2008 @ 8:53 a.m.

Great career openings at "Universal":

  • Breakfast Cook
  • Restaurant Runner
  • Sweeper
  • Security

It's unclear if applicants must be "Omnisexual", but it's a good bet that a willingness to work for minimum wage is required.

Just the kind of business Sanders welcomes and encourages in San Diego...huge throbbing dens of omnisexuality pulsing and sweating until the early hours. As the glassy eyed throng stumbles into the streets, side-stepping fresh blotches of santorum, we hear a familiar refrain.

"Do you, Fred Sainz, take Fido to be your lawfully wedded dog?"

"I do"

"And do you, Fido, take Fred Sainz to be your lawfully wedded b****?"


"I pronounce you both members of the Mayor's Omnisexual Administration. You may lick the toilet"

(Just kidding. We all know that no self-respecting dog would willingly consort with such a person. Dogs are good judges of character. So my apologies to all the good doggies of San Diego for my little jest.)


stevegrossca May 21, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m.

mr. bauder: in response to my comments to you in #1 and your response in #2 look at this interview by andrew donahue with mayor that was printed in voice of san diego. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/articles/2008/04/10/election/945mayor041008.txt

middle of article says "In an apparent nod to the Sunroad scandal, he said he won't be accepting donations from anyone with business before the city. That's certainly shortened the list of possible donors for a man that relied heavily on the development and building communities in his first campaign."


Don Bauder May 21, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m.

Response to post #6: Your post gives new meaning to the old adage, "Lie down with the dogs and wake up with the fleas." Best, Don Bauder


historymatters May 27, 2008 @ 3:25 p.m.

Better vote people. This election is getting tight and Sanders could win it straight out on June 3rd if we dont vote for ANYONE BUT Sanders. We need more time to let the corruption emerge.Personally, Im concerned that the election itself is corrupt since we hired some high up from the Ohio elc. scandal from diebold to run our registrar of voters--I wonder why--who ya ganna call when ou have to rig an election...OHIO! Vote!! Vote!! Vote!! ANYONE but corrupt Sanders


Don Bauder May 28, 2008 @ 2:34 p.m.

Response to post #9: The importation of those Cleveland election officials was a stunner. Best, Don Bauder


JF May 29, 2008 @ 7:59 a.m.

So, Don, all of the developers have been giving money to DeMaio as well. I've been wondering just how Ace Parking has business in Rancho Bernardo -- yes, they're a contributor. Does that mean DeMaio is a slimeball as well?


Don Bauder May 29, 2008 @ 8:43 p.m.

Response to post #11: DeMaio is getting money from business interests. Does that make him a slimeball? Not necessarily. But he is the great champion of bureaucrats competing with the private sector for government work. People should note just who is donating him money. If they start getting contracts, blow the whistle. Best, Don Bauder


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