Councilmember David Alvarez Responds to Faulconer’s Ticket Policy ‘Pledges’

David Alvarez 2Asks Faulconer to take a look at City’s policies on his gifts from Port Tenants Association

Councilmember and mayoral candidate David Alvarez released a statement responding to Kevin Faulconer’s attempt to attack him for supporting local charities and cancer organizations.

“My office is following every rule and regulation guiding the distribution of these tickets. They’re made available by the Mayor’s office to distribute to community groups, charities and individuals who are making San Diego a better place. I’m proud to help these groups and assist cancer patients like Jose Montaña in achieving his dreams. I will continue to follow the policies in place.”

“If Kevin wants to make real reforms, why doesn’t he help reform policies related to his gifts from outside special interests, like tickets to attend yacht races from the Port Tenants Association that’s supporting his campaign?”

Visit www.AlvarezforMayor.com for more information on David Alvarez’s campaign for Mayor of San Diego. Background information below:

Background Information

1.    Kevin Faluconer’s Statement of Economic Interests from 2011 (http://www.fppc.ca.gov/form700/2010/City/S-Z/R_Faulconer_Kevin.pdf) includes:

  • Carrier Classic NCAA Basketball game  – $200 from Navy
  • Americas Cup Yacht Race – $250 from PORT TENANTS ASSOCIATION
  • Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl – $365 Bridgepoint Education
  • Opening Day of Del Mar Races – $100 from 22nd District Agricultural Association

2.   Additionally, Kevin has given his own tickets out (http://legacy.utsandiego.com/news/metro/20061005-9999-7m5tickets.html) to a group he’s courting the endorsement of right now – San Diego’s Police.

3.    Meanwhile Councilmember Alvarez is supporting kids at the Border View YMCA, and Jose Montaña, a young brain cancer patient. These folks all got to see a Chargers Game as a result of Alvarez’s request for tickets from the Mayor’s office and are thankful for the City’s policies allowing them to see events like these.

 

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One Response to Councilmember David Alvarez Responds to Faulconer’s Ticket Policy ‘Pledges’

  1. There should not be any type of controversy. This is a non-story.

    Councilman Kevin Faulconer voted Yes and approved the new Council Policy 700-02 as Item 200 at the City Council hearing of 07/06/2009. Council Policy 700-02 is entitled “TICKET POLICY FOR QUALCOMM STADIUM, PETCO PARK AND OTHER TICKETS PROVIDED TO THE CITY FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES”

    http://docs.sandiego.gov/councilpolicies/cpd_700-22.pdf

    http://dockets.sandiego.gov/sirepub/pubmtgframe.aspx?meetid=434&doctype=Minutes

    The vote was 6 for approval and 2 for denial.

    “MOTION BY TONY YOUNG TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION WITH AN AMENDMENT TO THE COUNCIL POLICY WHICH INCLUDES THAT THE TICKET COORDINATOR SHALL NOT BE A NEW FUNDED POSITION. Second by Ben Hueso.

    Passed by the following vote:
    Yea: Sherri Lightner, Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria, Tony Young, Marti Emerald, Ben Hueso;
    Nay: Carl DeMaio, Donna Frye;”

    Kevin Faulconer literally made up the law, and now is condemning Councilman Alvarez and all other Council person for following Council Policy 700-22.

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