DeMaio channels Aguirre's style
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Voice of San Diego
by Scott Lewis
February 15, 2011
Last week, at the Hillcrest Town Council panel that I was so excited about (and that turned out to be as cool as I hoped) mayoral hopeful Carl DeMaio took some remarkable stances for a person hoping to be the city's top dog.
It was the latest in a series of combative pronouncements from someone who has a shot at becoming mayor. At the panel, he took a hard-line stance against any additional taxpayer subsidies for a new stadium and a new Convention Center. He's attacked developers interested in keeping redevelopment around and he's angered the arts community. Now, he's decided to go after the pensions of future police officers and firefighters.
Nobody since former City Attorney Mike Aguirre has decided to tilt his sword at so many powerful interests in the city and still hoped to achieve a major citywide post.