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Carl DeMaio, (born 9/14/74) a Republican, is a San Diego City Councilmember who represents neighborhoods in San Diego’s North County. DeMaio attended Georgetown University and started two businesses: think tank Performance Institute, and the American Strategic Management Institute. The sale of those two businesses helped him support his run for mayor. DeMaio is a self-proclaimed “Taxpayer Watchdog” and has pledged to comprehensively reform City Hall if elected. He also helped to author the ballot measure Prop B, which urges a city pension overhaul. Prop B passed in the June primary election.

POSITION ON KEY ISSUES

Pension Reform: DeMaio spearheaded Proposition B, saying pensions and all the perks that go along with them are wasteful. Prop B's passage in June meant the city council would work to switch all new city hires from a pension plan to a 401(k). It also caps San Diego's payroll for five years.

Infrastructure: DeMaio frequently mentions San Diego's crumbling streets when bringing up his Roadmap to Recovery plan. The plan is a comprehensive guide to economic recovery.

Education: DeMaio has not released a specific plan to reform education but has thrown his support behind a joint session between the city and San Diego Unified School District to determine how to best tackle the schools' most pressing issues.

Construction projects: DeMaio supports a new Chargers stadium but said he would not pay for it with taxpayer funds. He would first like to see environmental impact reviews before moving on with the Balboa Park renovations. As far as the Convention Center expansion, DeMaio would like to see it grow, but with financial help from the Port District.

Job Creation: In his “Pathway to Prosperity” plan, DeMaio outlined a few ways to spur job growth in San Diego. One is to transition small business licensing transactions to an online platform. He also suggests allowing non-union workers to join businesses with union representation and generally cutting the red tape in business creation. He also released a veterans jobs plan.

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Mar 14, 2013

San Diego's Top Political Moments of 2012

San Diego's Top Political Moments of 2012

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Dec 28, 2012

Best Practices for Repairing San Diego

Andrew Poat, consultant to the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and former City Councilman... Watch »

Dec 14, 2012

Evaluating the Needs of San Diego's Neighborhoods

The city's been spending bond money to fix things but it's still behind the curve of needed infrastructure... Watch »

Dec 14, 2012

New Chief-of-Staff For Faulconer

New Chief-of-Staff For Faulconer

San Diego Councilman Kevin Faulconer recently hired Stephen Puetz, the point man on former Councilman Carl... Read »

Dec 7, 2012

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Office

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Office

Bob Filner took office Monday morning at his inauguration ceremony. Read »

Dec 3, 2012

City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

Over the past three years, the City of San Diego spent almost $5.5 billion. Now we’re learning millions of... Read »

Nov 26, 2012

City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

NBC 7 reporter Brandi Powell spoke with San Diego City Councilmember Carl Demaio about millions... Watch »

Nov 26, 2012

Lincoln Club Leader Drops Republican Affiliation

Lincoln Club Leader Drops Republican Affiliation

David Malcolm , co-chair of the Lincoln Club’s political action committee and one of the... Read »

Nov 13, 2012

Filner Reflects on Past Week’s News

Filner Reflects on Past Week’s News

After a marathon campaign and a turn-around victory Wednesday morning, mayor-elect Bob Filner can finally... Read »

Nov 9, 2012

New Job for Mayor Sanders

New Job for Mayor Sanders

Mayor Jerry Sanders has been named the new CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read »

Nov 8, 2012

Timeline: Proposition B

Timeline: Proposition B

Here is a brief timeline and background of the Comprehensive Pension Reform measure's path to the ballot. Read »

Nov 8, 2012

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

Filner promised a "very open" administration that will come in with respect, understanding... Read »

Nov 8, 2012

Finer's Dig on Rancho Bernardo

During the question and answer portion of his first news conference, Filner made a minor dig at... Watch »

Nov 7, 2012

DeMaio Concedes Marking Filner Victory

Councilman Carl DeMaio conceded in the race for Mayor Wednesday morning. Watch »

Nov 7, 2012

Hanging by a Thread: Close Elections in San Diego

Hanging by a Thread: Close Elections in San Diego

Congressman Brian Bilbray went to sleep on election night with the satisfaction he had won the race... Read »

Nov 7, 2012

San Diego's Mayoral Race in Images

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner and Councilman Carl DeMaio have been battling it out for the mayor's seat for over a... View »

Nov 7, 2012

Candidates to Break Pattern of Moderate Mayor in San Diego

Candidates to Break Pattern of Moderate Mayor in San Diego

No matter who wins the seat for San Diego’s next mayor on Tuesday, the city’s moderate path seems sure to... Read »

Nov 6, 2012

Filner Pledges 50,000 New Jobs by 2020

Filner Pledges 50,000 New Jobs by 2020

Mayoral candidate Bob Filner said he will create 50,000 new jobs in San Diego by the year 2020. Read »

Nov 4, 2012

Mayoral Candidates: Why Are You Running?

On this episode of Politically Speaking, mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner speak... Watch »

Nov 2, 2012

Filner, DeMaio on 'Special Interests'

On this episode of Politically Speaking, mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner envision... Watch »

Nov 2, 2012

Mayoral Candidates: What Happens After the Race?

On this episode of Politically Speaking, mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner talk about... Watch »

Nov 2, 2012

Different Backgrounds Pushed Filner, DeMaio to Run

On this episode of Politically Speaking, mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner discuss... Watch »

Nov 2, 2012

GOP Voters Far Outnumbered by Democrats in SD

GOP Voters Far Outnumbered by Democrats in SD

When it comes to voter registration, San Diego is once again far more "blue" than red"... Read »

Nov 1, 2012

DeMaio's Re-Employment Plan for Retiring Firefighters

San Diego mayoral candidate Carl Demaio talks to NBC 7 reporter Gene Cubbison about several... Watch »

Nov 1, 2012

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