Donna Frye and a who’s who of this season’s candidates for San Diego city offices held a press conference in the Civic Center’s breezeway this morning to show their bi-partisan solidarity against Proposition C, the June 3 ballot measure that would take authority over the city’s internal auditor away from the mayor, but still allow the mayor to appoint the auditor.
After several posts and letters in the last two weeks, there is not much more to say about the issue. But I figured a partial list of supporters and opponents — which I would like to add to over the next couple of weeks — might be helpful. So if you’re a somebody, or know a somebody, who is on record supporting or opposing Prop. C, e-mail me. Here’s who I’ve got so far.
Prop. C Supporters:
People: Mayor Jerry Sanders, Council President (and city attorney candidate) Scott Peters, Councilmember Jim Madaffer, Councilmember Kevin Faulconer, Councilmember Toni Atkins, Councilmember Ben Hueso, District 1 candidate Phil Thalheimer, District 1 candidate Marshall Merrifield, District 3 candidate Todd Gloria, District 5 candidate George George, District 7 candidate April Boling, City Charter Review Committee member Vincent Mudd.
Organizations: San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, San Diego Taxpayers Association.
Prop. C Opponents:
People: Councilmember Donna Frye, Councilmember (and city attorney candidate) Brian Maienschein, Councilmember Tony Young, City Attorney Michael Aguirre, mayoral candidate Steve Francis, city attorney candidate Jan Goldsmith, District 5 candidate Carl DeMaio, District 7 candidate Marti Emerald, District 1 candidate Sherri Lightner, District 3 candidate Steve Whitburn, District 3 candidate John Hartley, city attorney candidate Amy Lepine, Port Commissioner Steve Cushman, uber-gadfly Mel Shapiro, City Charter Review Committee members John Gordon and Barbara Cleeves-Anderson.
Organizations: San Diego Democratic Party, Sierra Club, San Diego NOW Political Action Committee, League of Women Voters and Neighborhoods for Honest Government.