Summer Meeting July 6th
This Thursday, we will focus on public funding for campaigns, upcoming elections, and our summer picnic.
Mark Linsky will speak to us about the Clean Elections Campaign in San Diego.
Annual Summer Picnic - Let's talk tacos! Sunday, August 27! It is time to plan our summer picnic!
Who will replace City Attorney Mara Elliot? Updates on the City Attorney Race.
Monica Montgomery Steppe - Thanks in part to the enthusiasm our club expressed for Monica Montgomery Steppe, she is now the official endorsed candidate of the San Diego County Democratic Party for Supervisor District 4!
San Diego Clean Elections Campaign The San Diego Clean Elections campaign has been going on for some time, and in the last few years, it has come remarkably close to success. The San Diego Clean Elections campaign has been going on for some time but in the last few years it has come remarkably close to success. Clean Elections would offer a public funding option to candidates running for council seats in the City of San Diego and thus eliminate the troubling influence of private money. Those candidates who embrace this 'clean' approach could accept no money which was not provided by the city itself. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, an effort to put the Clean Elections initiative on the ballot fell just short of approval by city council. Another effort is now underway to qualify the initiative for the 2024 election. Only the naive and the new born are unaware of the pressure that money exerts in the political process and the huge negative effect that it has on real democracy. It's time for Clean Elections.
Mark Linsky - Mark taught Political Science at San Diego City College for thirty years and has recently retired. Before teaching he held administrative positions with the City of San Diego including assignment to the mayor's office where he co-wrote a study on crime and criminal behavior. He was a member of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club many years ago and is delighted to be back with the group.
Pacific Beach Democratic Club Summer Picnic Mark your calendars for the Pacific Beach Democratic Club Summer Picnic!
It will be at Kate Sessions Park on Sunday, August 27, from 1:00 to 3:00.
San Diego City Council President Pro Tem and candidate Monica Montgomery Steppe is now the official endorsed candidate of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club and the San Diego County Democratic Party for Supervisor District 4! Let's organize to support her win!
See you next week! Your 2023 E-Board P.S. Don't forget to pay your membership dues for 2023 if you haven't already done so!