Sunday, Aug. 6, 2007 | It would seem someone would have something worthwhile to offer to fix the budget deficit other than listening to City Attorney Michael Aguirre. Aguirre has tried by suing, and he has all but failed. We have a few bomb throwers writing letters, placing blame on cops, firefighters and city employees, but still no reasonable suggestions to solve the deficit problem.
I have one: raise taxes. If you do not like my suggestion, please offer up one instead of just complaining why taxes shouldn’t be raised, or placing blame. With Aguirre’s loss, and the amount of money he has spent and continues to spend in his attempt to get the pension rolled back to 1996/2002 levels, It would seem another plan is in order.
Our brightest should be able to come up with a plan that can keep our fire and police department competative with other cities in the state and still have the budget function with a positive cash flow. Our revenue income is better than most other cities in this state; Why is this city claiming to be so destitute? If other cities make it work with less revenue, why can’t San Diego. Maybe it is the poor choices citizens are making by who they are electing to represent them in the front office and in their districts.