Signature Effort in Support of Mayor Sanders

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 5:00 —by Joe Crawford
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Carl DeMaio of sent us:

I wanted to pass along an update on our signature gathering campaign to reform City Hall (see press release below.)

Please join us Monday at 2pm to urge the City Council to put Mayor Sanders’ ballot initiatives to reform City Hall on the November ballot.  The hearing will be conducted on the 12th Floor of City Hall at 202 C Street, downtown San Diego.

-Carl DeMaio

Press release after the jump.


For Immediate Release                    Contact:  Scott Maloni
March 24, 2006                              Cell: 858-663-8838

City Hall Financial Reform Initiatives on Schedule to Qualify for November Election

San Diego -  The massive signature-gathering effort launched earlier this month to qualify a package of ballot initiatives to reform San Diego City government is on schedule for the November election.

The ballot initiatives, which are similar to measures proposed by Mayor Jerry Sanders, would amend the San Diego City Charter to allow for managed competition, require voter approval for future increases in City employee pension benefits, and require City employees to pay their fair share – 50% – of their own pension benefits.

San Diegans for City Hall Reform, the citizen’s campaign committee formed to qualify the ballot initiatives, has dozens of paid and volunteer signature gathers working throughout the City.

“Our campaign is up and running, and we have the financial and volunteer support necessary to qualify the initiatives for the November 2006 election,” said Performance Institute President Carl DeMaio, sponsor of one of the initiatives.  “The question is not if San Diegans will have a chance to vote on the Mayor’s City Hall reform measures, but whether or not the Council will be part of the solution and vote on Monday to place the measures on the ballot,” he said. . “If the Council fails to act or waters down the Mayor’s measures, then we are on schedule to collect the requisite number of signature to give San Diegans a chance to vote on real City Hall reform this November,” said DeMaio.

San Diegans for City Hall Reform is comprised of a broad coalition of taxpayer advocates, business and civic leaders, and government watchdogs.  For more information on the citizen’s initiative campaign, and to download and sign copies of the reform ballot initiatives and make financial contributions to the signature gathering effort please visit

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