March 9, 2021

Carl DeMaio Blasts San Diego Mayor for Proposing Law Allowing Abusive Pension Payouts at Taxpayers’ Expense

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria Proposes Change in City Pension Law to Permit “Quadruple Dipping” at Taxpayers’ Expense Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio blasts the practice as “an outrageous abuse of taxpayer funds” At a time when the city faces a massive budget shortfall and city politicians are seeking to overturn the 2012 voter-approved pension reform measure, San …

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January 6, 2021

DeMaio Statement on Efforts to Invalidate Prop B – San Diego Pension Reform Initiative

“The effort by City Hall politicians and government union bosses to invalidate San Diego’s Prop B Pension Reform Initiative is a shameful and corrupt attempt to invalidate the will of the voters.  A super-majority of 65% of San Diego voters approved common-sense Pension Reform in 2012 to save the city from bankruptcy and to end the outrageous gold-plated pension payouts …

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July 30, 2020

California Supreme Court Ruling on Pension Reform Falls Short

Today the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that upholds the modest PEPRA pension reform law enacted by former Governor Jerry Brown.  While the ruling may seem like a win for taxpayers, Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio, who also authored San Diego’s 2012 landmark pension reform initiative, says the ruling is quite narrow and provides little legal relief for taxpayers. …

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March 23, 2020

Carl DeMaio: Low Marks for California’s Coronavirus Response

Since we relaunched my radio show 10 days ago, we’ve focused entirely on the Coronavirus and whether California’s elected officials are effectively addressing the public health and economic challenges. The short answer is no – and here’s why. You know I’ve criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo a lot in the past, but I have to give credit where credit …

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July 16, 2019

Carl DeMaio Warns Homelessness and Rodent Infestations in California May Cause Public Health Crisis

Carl DeMaio joined leading experts in public health and vector pest control today in released an explosive report showing an explosion in the rodent population in California cities across the state and a spike in dangerous diseases such as Typhus. “California is being overrun by rodents – and without immediate emergency action by state and local government, we face significant …

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June 5, 2019

Carl DeMaio Pledges Defense of Citizens’ Pension Reform Initiative

On Monday, the San Diego City Council will meet behind closed doors to vote on whether to invalidate the 2012 Prop B Citizens’ Pension Reform Initiative, disturbingly overriding the will of the voters. “By voting to seek the invalidation of Prop B the Citizens’ Pension Reform Initiative, city politicians are attempting to overturn the results of the 2012 election and …

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May 20, 2019

Carl DeMaio Forms Coalition to Oppose Sanctuary State Law

Carl DeMaio and Local Leaders to Issue Urgent Call to Action As County Board Considers Opposition to Sanctuary State Law Carl DeMaio and a coalition of concerned San Diego citizens are urging the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County to join other cities and counties in California in filing a legal challenge to overturn SB 54 the Sanctuary State …

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