Carl DeMaio’s right about one thing – we have some problems in the city and we need to fix them. But that’s probably where we go our separate ways.
Take, for instance, the idea that Prop C would empower city employees. It was city employees who pointed out that Prop C had problems when the mayor still had plenty of time to fix the ballot language. But city employees got ignored.
Let’s also take the idea that Prop C is going to be fair with its Independent Review Board that will have no conflicts of interests. I am completely skeptical, given the fact that the first Prop C-related contract has already been awarded, to a campaign contributor and without any competition.
The mayor talks a lot about the intent of Prop C, saying Prop C technically allows public safety to be contracted out but that was never their intent.
What is really the intent of the city when they start the process of managed competition with a no-bid, sweetheart deal with an insider?
I would invite the mayor to join us on this blog today and post an explanation to us.