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Marti Emerald is the right person at the right time for the District 7 council seat.

She is persistent, perceptive and tenacious.

She isn’t impressed or swayed by titles or positions.  She follows the facts wherever

they lead her and to whomever they lead

As the Troubleshooter, she used common sense, with an abundance of energetic fortitude to dethrone swindler kings and shut down investor scam boiler rooms preying on our seniors. She helped put crooked contractors out of business, and all manner of conmen and women behind bars.

I know. She was a colleague of mine at KGTV10 for nearly 20 years.

Day in and day out she pursued bogus business people cheating the taxpayers.

She won’t take no for an answer.  She “follows the money.”

This is an attitude we need now at city hall:  Someone who is willing and able to clear through the bureaucracy and numbers gobbledygook and find out just where all our tax dollars are going.

She believes we need to get performance audits and find out where there might be savings to the taxpayer. End duplication of effort. Streamline operations.

She agrees with the Independent Budget Analyst that there are already millions of dollars sitting around that could be put to use attacking our city’s problems.

She’s not a politician. She’s never run for office before, doesn’t belong to or serve the many groups that serve the needs of the builders and developers. She has served on boards and organization helping individual taxpayers like Catholic Charities and the Lung Association. She was a leader in developing the San Diego mediation center, resolving conflicts.

I believe she could and would bring a net set of eyes and ears to our troubled city hall, with no strings attached, only her commitment to serve the people of the 7th District and all of San Diego.

— JOHN BEATTY

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