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San Diego County, CA July 26, 2005 Election
 Smart Voter Jerry Sanders

Candidate for
Mayor; City of San Diego

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Businessman/Retired Police Chief
  • CEO of the United Way of San Diego County
  • Board Member, American Red Cross San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • National Red Cross Board of Governors
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • City Management Reform and Efficiency
  • Saving the City Pension Fund
  • Increasing City Revenues
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Key Endorsements
  • District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis
  • Sheriff Bill Kolender
  • Ronne Froman
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Position Papers
Management Reform and Efficiency
In 1978, anti-tax crusader Howard Jarvis said that if every city in California were as well-run as San Diego, there wouldn't have been a need for Proposition 13. San Diego city government's reputation for excellence has fallen a long way since Howard Jarvis made that comment.
Saving the City Pension Fund
Over the past several years, San Diegans have watched the financial condition of the city's employee Pension Fund deteriorate. The city's credit rating has been down-graded by Wall Street rating agencies, local and federal investigations have been launched, and the national media has made San Diego the poster child for widespread problems with public employee pension funds.
Increasing City Revenues
When a budget is out of balance, there are really only two possible solutions. Either income must increase or expenditures must decrease. Chapter I of my Fiscal Recovery Plan described reductions in expenditures. The purpose of this chapter is to examine options to increase income.
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