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(SanDiego UnionTribune)   That whole "criminal prosecution" thing? Totally a mistake, not retaliation for publishing embarrassing information about the mayor   (sandiegouniontribune.com) divider line
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5766 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 01 Aug 2020 at 5:05 PM (1 day ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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1 day ago  
The station and other media outlets, including The San Diego Union-Tribune, have reported for two-plus years that the city is paying some $18,000 a day to lease the office tower - even though it has been vacant for all but one month since the city signed the lease in early January 2017.
So far, the city has paid more than $23 million to lease the empty building.



As the saying goes, follow the money. I'm sure a few like-minded individuals were just fine with throwing tax dollars into an empty building
 
1 day ago  
$0.21 / second
$12.50 / minute
$750 / hour
$18,000 / day
$126,000 / week
$6,552,000 / year
 
1 day ago  
Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.
 
1 day ago  
"My office has never - and will never - prosecute a journalist or compel them to reveal confidential sources."

a prosecutor warned the station he had opened a criminal investigation into how the documents were obtained.


"We would never do the thing that we already admitted to doing just yesterday."

A statement only a lawyer could make with a straight face.
 
1 day ago  

grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.


How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?
 
1 day ago  

NephilimNexus: "My office has never - and will never - prosecute a journalist or compel them to reveal confidential sources."

a prosecutor warned the station he had opened a criminal investigation into how the documents were obtained.

"We would never do the thing that we already admitted to doing just yesterday."

A statement only a lawyer could make with a straight face.


It's entirely possible a lower level city attorney sent that letter.  Or it's possible the city attorney is trying to cover her ass.
 
1 day ago  

scanman61: grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.

How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?


Hell, in San Francisco you have to file a homeless impact report just to repair the plumbing of a building.

/a bit of an exaggeration, but not far from the truth
 
1 day ago  

scanman61: grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.

How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?


I don't know, but the number of people involved in initiating, recommending, and approving the purchase demonstrates that there's plenty of incompetence to go around.
 
1 day ago  

NephilimNexus: "My office has never - and will never - prosecute a journalist or compel them to reveal confidential sources."

a prosecutor warned the station he had opened a criminal investigation into how the documents were obtained.

"We would never do the thing that we already admitted to doing just yesterday."

A statement only a lawyer could make with a straight face.


Technically they didn't do it, they just threatened to do so.
 
1 day ago  
told the City Council the building only needed a $10,000 power wash and they could move in by summer 2017.

shiatter's full!

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1 day ago  
The mayor's aides who recommended the building for purchase should all be fired for incompetence.  They should also be investigated to see if any of them suddenly had a big addition to a bank account about that time.
 
1 day ago  

OgreMagi: NephilimNexus: "My office has never - and will never - prosecute a journalist or compel them to reveal confidential sources."

a prosecutor warned the station he had opened a criminal investigation into how the documents were obtained.

"We would never do the thing that we already admitted to doing just yesterday."

A statement only a lawyer could make with a straight face.

It's entirely possible a lower level city attorney sent that letter.  Or it's possible the city attorney is trying to cover her ass.


Overzealous staffer?
 
1 day ago  
Love when bureaucrats get caught by their own crap.
 
1 day ago  

Mega Steve: OgreMagi: NephilimNexus: "My office has never - and will never - prosecute a journalist or compel them to reveal confidential sources."

a prosecutor warned the station he had opened a criminal investigation into how the documents were obtained.

"We would never do the thing that we already admitted to doing just yesterday."

A statement only a lawyer could make with a straight face.

It's entirely possible a lower level city attorney sent that letter.  Or it's possible the city attorney is trying to cover her ass.

Overzealous staffer?


Basically.  Who actually signed the threatening letter?  That's who should be fired.
 
1 day ago  

OgreMagi: Mega Steve: OgreMagi: NephilimNexus: "My office has never - and will never - prosecute a journalist or compel them to reveal confidential sources."

a prosecutor warned the station he had opened a criminal investigation into how the documents were obtained.

"We would never do the thing that we already admitted to doing just yesterday."

A statement only a lawyer could make with a straight face.

It's entirely possible a lower level city attorney sent that letter.  Or it's possible the city attorney is trying to cover her ass.

Overzealous staffer?

Basically.  Who actually signed the threatening letter?  That's who should be fired.


Don't overlook that if these fools hadn't been so involved with this fustercluck they could have wasted even more $$$ on something involving water and/or sewage, and endangering lives. So there's that.

Also, they sound like just the team that could get The Wall finished in time for D2S to boast about it before he's re-elected <barf>...
 
1 day ago  

Enigmamf: scanman61: grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.

How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?

I don't know, but the number of people involved in initiating, recommending, and approving the purchase demonstrates that there's plenty of incompetence to go around.


And $$$$.
 
1 day ago  
"The City Attorney's Office signed off on the proposed lease before it was sent to the City Council for approval."

Most interesting point.
 
1 day ago  

Resident Muslim: "The City Attorney's Office signed off on the proposed lease before it was sent to the City Council for approval."

Most interesting point.


She's up for re-election in 3 months, but the guy she's running against is so bad that even this won't make me vote for him.
 
1 day ago  
They gotta vote in some Democrats to clean this shiat up.
 
1 day ago  

scanman61: grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.

How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?


"The City Attorney's Office signed off on the proposed lease before it was sent to the City Council for approval."

Looks like the City Council didn't even get to look at the lease. The most basic research into the property and its history would have revealed the asbestos. This was no accident. The City Council got cut out of the decision-making process. I'd like to know who the property owner is and what their relationship with the mayor is.
 
16 hours ago  

OgreMagi: scanman61: grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.

How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?

Hell, in San Francisco you have to file a homeless impact report just to repair the plumbing of a building.

/a bit of an exaggeration, but not far from the truth


Then why bother to exaggerate?
 
13 hours ago  

NutWrench: scanman61: grimlock1972: Sounds like that company dumped a money pit on the city.  Follow the money , someone  got a healthy kickback on this deal. Also pass new laws or enforce ones already on the books to force through inspections of any property the city is considering acquiring.

How does anyone buy a 56 year old building of that size in California without an engineering evaluation?

"The City Attorney's Office signed off on the proposed lease before it was sent to the City Council for approval."

Looks like the City Council didn't even get to look at the lease. The most basic research into the property and its history would have revealed the asbestos. This was no accident. The City Council got cut out of the decision-making process. I'd like to know who the property owner is and what their relationship with the mayor is.


Nobody held a gun to their heads to approve it. They may have taken staff recommendations at face value, but they and the mayor are ultimately responsible for the recommendations they accept.
 
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