Who Runs San Diego? The Use and Abuse of the Transient Occupancy Tax

By Cory Briggs TOT – this small word may bring to mind a cute little child, a deep-fried mashed potato, or a dash of your favorite adult beverage. But in San Diego, TOT, an acronym for Transient Occupancy Tax, stands for missed opportunities, fiscal irresponsibility, and a shameful abrogation of civic responsibility to the moneyed … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? The Use and Abuse of the Transient Occupancy Tax

Who Runs San Diego? Papa Doug the Kingmaker

By Eva Posner Last week we provided an overview of Doug Manchester, the U-T, and the influence this combination has on the electorate of San Diego County. This week, the goal is to delve a bit deeper, using a recent issue to illustrate the intensity of collusion with the publisher of the region’s largest paper … Continue reading Who Runs San Diego? Papa Doug the Kingmaker