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District Attorney and mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis released a four-part business plan, designed to be completed within one fiscal year cycle. During its unveiling today, Dumanis said the plan will raise operational standards, increase efficiency, save taxpayer dollars, and ensure city government is accountable to the public it serves.

The Transparency, Excellence, Accountability and Monitoring System as it is called, is an adapted version of the General Management System currently utilized by the County of San Diego and implemented by Dumanis when she was elected to the district attorney post in 2003.

"The County's [management system] helped us create a new business environment within the Office of the District Attorney. It helped us weather a multi-million dollar shortfall my first year in office, helped us survive the current fiscal crisis without layoffs, and is a critical tool that helps us balance the budget each year,” Dumanis said.

“As Mayor, I will work with the City Council to implement that same kind of management structure under my new [monitoring system].”

The monitoring system process would create a long-range, five-year strategic plan, which includes a short-term, two-year operational plan that encompasses the budget process, with monitoring and control throughout the year using performance measures. At the beginning of the next fiscal year, the process would begin again with a review of the strategic plan and development of a new operational plan.

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Visduh March 14, 2012 @ 8:13 p.m.

No sooner do DeMaio and Fletcher come up with their cockamamie plans for reform and "transparency" than she comes up with this "system" that has its catchy acronym for a name, and a bunch of vague, empty buzzwords in its description. Desperate? Maybe. Or just a copycat. In either case, it is sad.


SurfPuppy619 March 14, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m.

she comes up with this "system" that has its catchy acronym for a name, and a bunch of vague, empty buzzwords in its == My EXACT thoughts when I read the title. She came up with a stoopid acronym and then pluggged in her buzz words.

Dumbass has no chance at mayor IO. I don't see her even in breaking the top two.


dwbat March 14, 2012 @ 8:17 p.m.

She's the "Newt Gingrich" of the mayoral race: she's doing "busy work" but going nowhere fast. Time for her to read the handwriting on the wall, and drop out.


SurfPuppy619 March 14, 2012 @ 8:37 p.m.

Lets not forget Dumbass is getting her dumbass handed to her in federal court right now from the Sommers murder frame up case from 2 years ago. When that case is over and the taxpayers are on the hook for $2-$5 million (Dumbass wont pay the judgment, taxpayers will) she will not be able to be elected dog catcher.


Visduh March 14, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m.

No, she shouldn't be electable to anything, but she managed a third term as DA unopposed. So there's a big liability payout: who cares? Will more than ten percent of the electorate even learn of it? And of those who do, how many will put the picture together and actually conclude that it was her malfeasance that caused it? And, hey, what's a few "mill" anyway? The insurance company will pay most of it.

You give the local voters too much credit.


SurfPuppy619 March 15, 2012 @ 9:13 a.m.

Visduh, you give the public too little credit.

DA Ed Miller was forced out of office over the same type of frame up that Dumbass is not trying to defend against right now. The exact same.

Dale Akiki won a multi million dollar judgment against the city and Miller was sent packing. There is no doubt in my mind that when the public gets stuck with the same kind of judgment in the Sommers case Dumbass will suffer the exact same fate as Miller.

Just my opinion, but I don't think the public will miss this major issue.


SurfPuppy619 March 14, 2012 @ 9:03 p.m.


Read docket #36 (May 10)Page 11, L-22-28;

"Accepting as true all facts alleged in the Complaint and drawing all reasonableinferences in favor of Plaintiff, the Court oncludes that the Complaint contains sufficient factual allegations to support a § 1983 due process claim against Dumanis and Gunn for deliberate fabrication of evidence during the investigation of Todd Sommer’s death.*

Plaintiff has made specific, non-conclusory allegations that, if proven, would be sufficient to establish that Dumanis and Gunn continued to investigate Plaintiff despite knowing or having sufficient evidence that they should have known that Todd Sommer was not murdered."

There you have it, Dumbass DELIBERATELY FABRICATED EVIDENCE in a murder case!


Gail Powell March 15, 2012 @ 10:06 a.m.

SurfPuppy619 is right about the Sommers case being the tipping point that sends the Dirty D.A. off into official "retirement," where she can begin to enjoy the annual $240,000 tax-payer fleecing pension that she has "earned" with her malfeasance and incompetence. The word is getting out about Bonnie, slowly but surely, and though many voters don't have a clue about what a phony hack she is, many more have been educated through the chronic series of scandals, botched cases and idiotic charging decisions that has gotten quack Bonnie's name in the headlines. I am specifically referring to the Diana Gonzalez murder, the politically-motivated prosecutions of the Sweetwater 5 and Chula Vista's City Councilman Steve Castaneda, Bonnie's ill-advised persecutions of sick medical marijuana patients, and her targeting of the most vulnerable members of society to sic her D.A. "investigators" (i.e. thugs) on.

Not Dumanis!


Visduh March 15, 2012 @ 9 p.m.

No, foo, you're just like all the other anti-LGBT types in San Diego. You hate her 'cause she's "different", and not 'cause she's corrupt, vindictive, incompetent, and unwilling to root our local corruption such as Southwestern College and a host of other fun spots. Foo, we have you all figured out. You're just another bigot. Just like me.


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