Carl DeMaio Launches "No on Measure A" Campaign to Stop Tax Hike

Measure A is a massive $18.3 billion tax hike on San Diegans that contains zero guarantees for how the money will be spent.  Measure A lacks the accountability that taxpayers demand, which is why it is best described as a blank check tax hike for county politicians. That's why Carl DeMaio is helping lead the campaign to defeat Measure A in this November's election.  Read more


DeMaio Releases "No Tax, No Subsidy" Private Stadium Plan

Carl DeMaio joined a group of private real estate developers and contractors to release an innovative proposal to build a multi-use sports, hospitality and entertainment complex that requires no tax increase and no taxpayer subsidy. The plan utilizes a creative design that mixes 365-days of hotel, retail, and event uses.  Read more


Carl DeMaio Ballot Endorsements - June 2016 Primary

Carl DeMaio recommends you consider voting for the following candidates in the upcoming June 7 California Primary Election. Carl has vetted these candidates and finds they are dedicated to advancing government reform and defending our personal freedoms! US Senate Tom Del Beccaro US Congress District 49 – Darrell Issa  District 50 – Duncan Hunter  District 51 – Juan Hildalgo  District 52 – Jacquie Atkinson  District 53 – James Veltmeyer State Senate District 39 – John Renison, Richard Fago OR Dr. Juan Bribiesca Read more


More Problems Found in Briggs-Frye Tax Hike Measure

A legal analysis of the tax hike measure being promoted by Cory Briggs and former Councilwoman Donna Frye raises serious concerns over the legality of the measure that is now being promoted by the Chargers as a possible revenue source for their downtown stadium project. Lawyers for Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek say the measure violates the California state constitution by trying to avoid a two-thirds vote to get tax increases approved when they are earmarked for specific expenditures. The legal memo is just the latest in problems uncovered in the measure. Read more


ALERT – Union Bosses Try to Invalidate San Diego Election on Pension Reform

In 2012 San Diego voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Prop B – the landmark Pension Reform Initiative that is credited with helping turn around the city’s financial crisis.  Under Prop B, city employees would no longer receive bloated six-figure pensions – and instead would receive more affordable 401-K retirement accounts. Read more


DeMaio to Announce Legal Challenge of Hotel Tax Scheme

Briggs Tax Initiative Violates Prop 13 - DeMaio Announces Pledge to Challenge Measure in Court Since Proposal Contains “Back-Door Earmarks” Requiring a 2/3rds Vote WHAT:  Announcement of legal challenge to Briggs Initiative – a measure that would raise hotel taxes by 5% and allow for earmarking of funds without the Constitutionally-required 2/3rds vote of electors WHO:  Carl DeMaio – Chairman of Reform California WHEN:  Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:05pm Read more


Carl DeMaio Urges San Diegans to Sign Petition to Stop Water Rate Hikes

The City of San Diego wants to hike water rates AGAIN - another 40% on top of the massive increase in rates in recent years. Yet they refuse to adopt cost saving reforms to the water dept! There is a way to stop the hike - anyone who pays a water bill can sign a rate protest form. If enough do, the rate hike is suspended for all. Get the petition to sign here and SHARE IT ASAP: Read more


Carl DeMaio Calls Out Closed Door Effort at City Hall to Undo Voter Reforms

San Diego City Council Considers Motion to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Illegal Pension Credits If approved, Carl DeMaio vows referendum to force issue to 2016 ballot September 22, 2016 - It’s happening again.  Some on the City Council are bowing to a scheme proposed by the government unions to force taxpayers to pay millions more for high-priced city pensions. Read more


DeMaio-Reed Pension Reform Initiative Cleared for Circulation

Sacramento, Calif. – The California State Attorney General today cleared for circulation the landmark Pension Reform Initiative known as the “Voter Empowerment Act.”  A bipartisan coalition led by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (D) and former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R), filed the ballot initiative to give voters the final say on compensation and pension benefits of state and local government employees. In light of today’s developments, DeMaio and Reed issued the following joint statement on behalf of the campaign: Read more