I got an e-mail the other day from reader LS who asked this:
I am looking for information about public officials and their stance on prop B. Can you direct me to some sources where I might find interviews or position statements about prop B?
Well, LS this one is pretty simple. Almost every single local public official is against this thing (Proposition B, for those of you lost in the alphabet soup, is the proposal to put a deck on top of the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and let us party on top of it while all the work the port does now continues underneath).
San Diego City Councilman Jim Madaffer is one of the only politicos to come close to supporting Proposition B. He was the only one to vote against the City Council’s decision to oppose the measure.
But it got me thinking. We have a pretty good idea where the electeds stand on things like Proposition B. But where do the candidates stand?
So I made a few calls.
So far, none of the candidates have expressed support for Proposition B. Both Marti Emerald and her opponent running the 7th District, April Boling, took campaign donations from Richard Chase, the guy behind Proposition B.
But neither supports the measure. “There are serious concerns about the jobs there,” Emerald told me.
I’ve talked to all the other candidates or their aides except for Phil Thalheimer and Stephen Whitburn.
I’ve been asking about the four main city of San Diego propositions: A, B, C and D. I totally forgot about Proposition S until just now. I bet I’m not the only one. Coming at the very end of a long ballot like that, Proposition S might not get as much of the voters’ attention as it deserves.
As I get caught up, I’ll let you know what they had to say about the other props.