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Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 | Why has voiceofsandiego.org not written about the decision of the Appellate Division for the Superior court in the “People v. Story” case? Judge Wellington lays out a very persuasive case of abusive power by City Attorney Mike Aguirre. The decision by Judge Wellington was just endorsed in a unanimous ruling by the Appellate Division for the Superior Court. This ruling is a tip of the ice berg when getting an idea of the abusive, unprofessional and unethical conduct of Mike Aguirre.
Additionally, Aguirre sent a letter dated 2-13-2008, to SEC Senior Assistant Regional Director, Kelly C. Bowers. The letter was sent without the knowledge of the City Council or John Hartigan (attorney hired by city to handle SEC issues) and clearly undermines the Council and city. In Aguirre’s letter, he writes:
Cost of DROP — This plan was suppose to be cost neutral but clearly is not. However, it is impossible to determine what the additional cost to the city of this pension liability will be over time.
OK, I’m confused. DROP is “clearly not cost neutral” but “it is impossible to determine what the additional cost to the City.” So is Aguirre saying he is sure DROP is costing money or is he saying he is not sure?
Lastly, if you want to know where this is all leading you may want to read the agenda for closed session of the San Diego City Council for this coming Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Item CS-2; “In re SDCERS” Release of partial transcript for August 2, 2005, Closed Session Item CS-2, related to pension litigation for in camera review by officials of the State Bar of California.
Things are heating up for Mike Aguirre. Timing could not be worse for someone who is such an advocate of “open and transparent” government. Wednesday’s KUSI appearance should be interesting.