All posts tagged: Omar Passons

Notes from February Meeting – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

Meeting held February 25, 2018 at the Point Loma Assembly. CALL TO ORDER:  President Jonathan Wubbolding called the meeting to order at 4:20 PM. Statements from candidates, elected officials or representatives not on the Agenda: Tommy Hough – Candidate for SD City Council, District 6 Matt Brower – Candidate for SD County Superior Court Judge Joe La Cava – Paid consultant opposing Soccer City Initiative Bryan Pease Candidate for SD City Council, District 2 Jordan Beane – PLDC endorsed candidate for SD City Council, District 2 Nick Serrano – Rep for Todd Gloria, CA Assemblymember, District 78 Lorena Gonzales Fletcher – CA Assemblywoman, District 80 PROGRAM: ENDORSEMENT FORUM FOR SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 4 Endorsement Committee Chair Dev Zaveri-Tabb presided over the forum.  She explained the Club’s endorsement procedure and then gave each candidate three minutes to make an opening statement, in an order determined by a drawing: Nathan Fletcher Ken Malbrough (absent) Lori Saldaña Omar Passons After the statements were made, Dev conducted a Q & A session, using six questions that had been submitted by …

Feb 25 – County Board of Supervisors District 4 Endorsement Meeting

On February 25, 2018, Point Loma Democratic Club holds our second endorsement meeting of the year, where we’ll consider the contest for County Board of Supervisors District 4. This is of great interest for members living north of Pt Loma Avenue. This is your chance to hear from all of the candidates in person and to ask them questions. The four candidates that we will bring forward are:   Nathan Fletcher Website Facebook Twitter   Ken Malbrough Website Facebook     Omar Passons Website Facebook Twitter Instagram   Lori Saldańa Website Facebook Twitter   In addition, if you have not already renewed your dues for 2018, please be prepared to do so at the meeting. Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote on the endorsement. If you are not sure about your status, feel free to ask by emailing info@pointlomadem.org You can renew on line here, or bring cash/check or debit/credit card to the meeting.  4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly For additional info call (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information Social …

Notes from April Meeting – Voting Rights

Club President Jonathan Wubbolding called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM. He thanked everyone for coming and asked any new members to stand and introduce themselves. He then made a call for any elected officials or their representatives, former elected officials, or any candidates who wished to speak and the following responded: Doug Case, Political Affairs Coordinator for State Senator Toni Atkins, gave a brief update on the following bills: SB 562, the single-payer bill; SB 2, which would provide a permanent funding stream for affordable housing; SB 179, the gender recognition act; and, SB 54, the California Values Act, which would prohibit California law enforcement from enforcing immigration laws. Ed Harris, representative for the city lifeguards and former City Council member, gave an update on the controversy brewing between the Fire Chief and the Lifeguard Union. He said that the Fire Chief made a major change recently, without informing the lifeguards, about how emergency calls were dispatched. Now, when there is a need for an ocean rescue, 911 calls are sent to Police …

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 …