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  • San Diego, CA: Party a bit too lavish for public officials

    09/09/2007 3:02:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 595+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/9/07 | Matthew T. Hall
    SAN DIEGO – Downtown San Diego developer Doug Wilson threw a party so posh this summer that it violated state and local gift limits for the public officials who attended, barring five of them from working on his projects for a year. It was hardly the splash he wanted. San Diego City Councilman Jim Madaffer and four Centre City Development Corp. staff members, including President Nancy Graham, are disqualified from reviewing or recommending any of Wilson's projects until next summer. They, along with other public officials and hundreds of invitees, attended the lavish party Wilson threw in July for a...
  • San Diego City Council votes to ban smoking on beaches

    06/19/2006 6:46:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,077+ views
    Cigarette smoking would be banned at city beaches and parks under a measure tentatively approved Monday by the city council. Sponsors said the measure will reduce litter and allow beachgoers to avoid secondhand smoke. "To me, this is a quality-of-life issue for San Diego," said Councilman Jim Madaffer, a co-sponsor. "This is an issue that is about public health and safety." The council unanimously approved the ban. A second vote is required before the measure becomes law. San Diego, whose miles of beaches are a major tourist draw, joins a handful of other California cities that have similar bans, including...
  • City Council rejects plan to transfer Mount Soledad site to Parks Service

    03/08/2005 10:51:23 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 6 replies · 1,002+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 8:10 p.m. March 8, 2005 | Union Tribune Staff
    8:10 p.m. March 8, 2005 SAN DIEGO – The San Diego City Council on Tuesday rejected a plan to transfer the property atop Mount Soledad, including its 43-foot-tall cross, to the federal government to be designated a national veterans memorial. The panel voted 5-3 not to transfer the property to the National Parks Service, a last-ditch effort proposed by two San Diego congressmen to stop the removal of the cross from Mount Soledad. Advertisement The cross was ordered moved after federal judges twice declared the sale of the city land to the Mount Soledad Memorial Association unconstitutional because it favored...