Oct. 27 2010 10:18 AM

And a last-minute reminder to vote Yes on Prop. D

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We'd like to plant a few reminders in your brains about Proposition D—the measure that will increase the sales tax in San Diego by half a cent for the next five years:

Remember that the two politicians leading the charge against Prop. D, City Councilmembers Carl DeMaio and Kevin Faulconer—want to be mayor of San Diego, and remember that hollering about the government taking your money is the easiest way to pander for votes. Also remember that DeMaio has long been an advocate for shrinking government down to the size where it can easily be drowned in the bathtub. For him, this is a religious crusade.

Remember that we truly believe that the looming budget deficit—caused by a combination of corruption and the recession—is so large that there isn't nearly enough budgetary fat left to avoid painful cuts to essential services. And remember that no reputable observer has concluded that DeMaio and Faulconer have a feasible plan to balance next year's budget.

Remember that Prop. D would result in a mere 20 cents being added to a $40 bill. But also remember that next July, the state sales tax will decrease by 1 cent, meaning that even if Prop. D passes, the tax in San Diego will be a half-cent lower than it is now.

We hope our clip-out guide is useful.

Remember to vote on Nov.2.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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