DeMaio rolls out results of taxpayer forums at private mayoral event
The Daily Transcript
By Claire Trageser
November 17, 2011
San Diego City Councilman and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio called Thursday for 10 proposed reforms to promote business and create jobs in San Diego.
Seven of those reforms were already set forth in DeMaio's "Pathway to Prosperity" jobs plan, while the others were gleaned from three jobs forums DeMaio hosted for business leaders over the past two months. Joining DeMaio's often-repeated "Pathway to Prosperity" initiatives, such as overhauling permit processing and eliminating project labor agreements, are three newcomers: giving the mayor the power to enact regulatory amnesty, changing 50 percent of all permits to ministerial within five years and lobbying Sacramento for regulatory reform.
Those three jobs forums were paid for with city funding and, DeMaio said, were meant to address issues he will handle as a city councilman before he gets the chance to be mayor. While he said Thursday's speech was not a campaign event, the event's title was, "Carl DeMaio As The Next San Diego Mayor -- You Decide," and flyers reading "Carl DeMaio for Mayor" were waiting at each attendee's seat.