May this be the first — and last time — I ever have to address this.
Arturo ‘Art’ Pedroza makes many claims about many people. More often than not, his claims are false with the intent of being malicious. Art Pedroza has written about me, and people I know and associate with — on more than one occasion over the years – and I made the personal decision to stay quiet about my thoughts. Until now.
Lately, I have been asked by a couple folks, “Who is this Art Pedroza guy, and why is he writing about you?” Simple. Continue reading
Yesterday, the San Diego City Council voted 6-1 to approve over $45 million worth of traffic and aesthetic improvements, in order to celebrate the centennial of the Panama-California Exposition, which our great city hosted in 1915-16.
I want to offer thanks and support for the Council in approving this project, largely envisioned by Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, and put forward by the Plaza de Panama Committee.
For more news on the project, check out the coverage in U-T San Diego.
The Committee was formed a few years ago and developed an all-encompassing master plan to remove vehicular traffic from the plaza’s central square, restoring the area to its’ former glory, with additional modern aesthetics.
Although the plan is not without a few, nuanced faults — my personal beef being the addition of a paid parking structure replacing years of free parking — the overall plan does much to help re-envision our city’s cultural center in the veil of its’ 1915 heyday.
The original Exposition transformed Balboa Park — which had only been dedicated as a large, open space — into a cultural center for San Diego. This, in turn, helped transform San Diego.
As a regional asset, it’s important to keep a dedicated focus in continuing to renovate and improve Balboa Park, as necessary, to survive through generations.
A close friend of mine who works as a political consultant put this chart together showing the progression of votes I’ve received from Republican voters in San Diego County since 2008.
He proceeded to tell me, “If you were a stock, people should be buying and investing.” I figured I’d post this and let you all decide.
I gotta tell you, there’s not a more rewarding feeling then having random folks — having just met some of them — communicate that they believe in you, and like the job you’re doing.
Can’t say I’d be as successful though if I didn’t listen to the needs of others and do my best to make it happen. Honesty, trust, and sincerity is a hard thing to find in politics. My advice: just keep yourself grounded and real.
12 propositions have qualified for the November ballot. My good friend Chris Nguyen over at OC Political provides a great rundown of all the initiatives and what they’ll effect if they’re approved (or not) by the voters. Check out Chris Nguyen’s post here.
For more information, check out the California Secretary of State’s website on ballot measures.
A week after the June Primary Election, results show that I didn’t quite make it on to the Central Committee.
Although, there’s a little less than 18,000 ballots left to count throughout the county, I’m certain to gain more however, whatever remaining ballots are left won’t be enough to flip the results in my favor. It happens. Out of 17 candidates, I squarely ended up in the middle of the pack.
In fact, the final 6th place spot could go to either Clinton Soffer or Scott Rieker with 93 votes separating them. Continue reading
Posted in 2012, June, Politics
Tagged clinton soffer, donna cleary, gop, jeannie foulkrod, lynette williams, politics, primary election 2012, republican, ryan trabuco, san diego, san diego county, scott rieker, tj zane, tony krvaric
Today, is the June Primary Election.
If you need to know where your polling place is, please visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters “Find Your Polling Place” page at this link. All you need to do is input your address, and the information should come up.
Polls open at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm.
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County has published a list of endorsed candidates and propositions for tomorrow’s 2012 Primary Election. There are some great choices in candidates and stances on propositions.
Click here to view.