Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 | It is time to review what Mayor Jerry Sanders said in his 2006 State of the City Address:

“San Diego … today faces the most serious financial, organizational and ethical crisis in its history … People in government circles have invented the fancy word ‘transparency.’ But all it really means is telling the truth-being open and honest. And that is exactly what I plan to do … San Diego’s municipal government has failed its citizens and become an embarrassing and corrupt impediment to progress … For years, important problems were swept under the rug by City government leaders… As best I can tell, the operating philosophy around City Hall involved one of these three words: deny, delay or deceive.”

With respect, Mr Mayor, this sounds like your administration today. You have deceived the San Diego public, carried out business behind closed doors and worked enthusiastically to exclude the public input while appointing your political cronies to every important commission and committee in town. The charter committee is a joke, sir.

For the sake of San Diego, it is time for you to reflect on your political future and not make the same mistake Dick Murphy did.

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