All posts tagged: Joe LaCava

Jul 29 – What Should Become of San Diego Stadium?

NOTE: At the July 29, 2018 meeting the club took the position to oppose Soccer City and Vote No on the Soccer City Initiative, and the club voted to support the SDSU West initiative. This month we’re excited to feature a great panel of speakers on the upcoming ballot initiatives focused on the site of the current San Diego County Credit Union Stadium – AKA Qualcomm Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium and originally San Diego Stadium. Whatever the outcome this November there will be a major change to Mission Valley, and San Diego. Panelists Steve Doyle, Southwest Strategies LLC, SDSU West Haley Peterson, Intesa, SDSU Mission Valley Joe LaCava, No on Soccer City Each of our panelists will give a 10 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions on their segment. After all the presenters have been heard, there will be an additional 15 minutes for general questions from our members. We hereby notice that at our July 29, 2018 meeting we will consider taking a position on the ballot initiatives involving the Stadium. Mr. Doyle is currently …

Mar 18 – Do Citizens Get Hurt More in Soccer or Football?

This month’s meeting is a week earlier than usual to accommodate the inclusion of the Point Loma Assembly in the San Diego Architectural Foundation Open House on March 24-25. Joe LaCava will present arguments in opposition to the SoccerCity Initiative scheduled for the City of San Diego November 2018 ballot. The citizen’s initiative proposes a sale/lease to private investors and redevelopment of city-owned land including the Qualcomm Stadium and the former Charger Training System. Mr. LaCava is a Democratic Party activist and prominent advocate of community participation in the city’s planning process. He graduated from San Diego State University and is owner of LaCava Consulting. He is the former chair of the San Diego Community Planners Committee, the umbrella organization to the city’s 42 community planning groups, and was briefly a candidate for San Diego City Council in 2016. He currently serves on the eBoards for the Democrats for Environmental Action and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3). Joe is a member of several democratic clubs including the Point Loma Democratic Club, has been appointed …

Notes from January’s Meeting – Endorsements for SD39, AD78 and D1

2016 kicked off with a great, well-attended meeting and a chance to meet local elected officials and several candidates for this years races. Club president Susan Peinado called the meeting  to order at 4:03pm. Susan thanked everyone for coming and introduced new members. She then invited the candidates not on the agenda and their representatives to address the club for a couple of minutes each. Kate Lyons spoke on behalf of Congressmember Scott Peters and invited us all to attend a free event on February 19 with special guest Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to be held at the (magnificent) house of Bill and Michelle Lerach (more details here). We heard from Gil Cabrera and Bryan Pease both running for San Diego City Attorney (the club endorsement meeting will be on February 28), as well as Georgette Gomez who’s running for San Diego City Council District 9 (the club endorsement meeting will be on March 20) and from Keith Mikas running for District 5. Susan also recognized David Warmoth and Howard Singer, Presidents of the Democrats for Equality and the …

Notes from September Meeting – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM. Susan welcomed and introduced guests, including Lucy, Maggie, and Beth. She also welcomed new club members Jess Durfee, Phil and Debbie Currier, Brian Pease, Rena Marrocco, Laura Fink, Deanneka and Ricardo Flores, and Craig Roberts. She then gave a ‘rant’ on the conditions of club’s meeting location – the Point Loma Assembly – and the need for monies for air conditioning and a new electrical system. Susan then introduced elected officials and candidates and welcomed each to give 2 minutes of remarks: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (who is seeking election to Senate District 39)  provided a legislative update noting that legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage would come up in January or February; Todd Gloria (who is seeking election to Assembly District 78), provided a brief legislative update on City affairs; Georgette Gómez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Sarah Saez (candidate for San Diego City Council District 9); Joe LaCava (candidate for San Diego City Council District 1); and Mara Elliott (candidate for San Diego …

Jul 26 – Monthly Meeting – Short Term Rentals WTF? What’s the Future?

Earlier this month the Democratic Woman’s Club hosted a great presentation by (and discussion with) Sarah Saez (United Taxi Workers of San Diego) on Making a Living Wage in the 1099 Economy. The focus was on taxi drivers, the rise of Uber and Lyft, and the move to contracted (1099) labor. The ability to use internet services for alternative transportation, delivery services and accommodation may (at least in the short-term) be great for (some) consumers, but the longer term effects are likely to only benefit the corporations who rise to dominate each space. We only have to look at the $40 billion valuation given to Uber, by a salivating Wall Street, who sees in it the future of cash generation and wage control. The short-term vacation rental market poses many similar challenges and has made strange bedfellows of San Diego hoteliers and progressives. We have even witnessed local Republicans asking for increased government regulation and enforcement of existing code (!). Frank Gormlie for the OB Rag has written on the subject extensively outlining the differing perspectives in several articles including …

Jun 28 – Mark Your Calendars – Joe LaCava Official Launch Party

First, I would like to thank all of you who have either signed up to help my campaign or contributed money to the cause.  The first few days have been exceptional and your show of support has been overwhelming. Thank you Secondly, my Official Launch Party will take place at 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 28th.   Leslie Davis has been so kind to offer hosting the event at her home in Bird Rock. Official invites to follow next week, but please mark your calendars accordingly.  I hope to see you there. If you’re unable to attend and still want to support my campaign, please click on any of the links below. CONTRIBUTE       VOLUNTEER      ENDORSE Any amount is welcome, up to the contribution limit of $550 per person is appreciated.  We have an important reporting deadline of June 30th so please consider contributing this month. Thank you in advance for your support, http://www.JoeLaCavaForCouncil.com Send me your thoughts: joe@joelacavaforcouncil.com Please note… Political contributions are not tax deductible. City law permits only personal checks and credit cards and limits …