March 29, 2011
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T.J. Zane, Lincoln Club, 619-840-8718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lani Lutar, SDCTA 619-234-6423 or email@example.com
Lincoln Club and SDCTA Committed to Moving Comprehensive Pension Reform Forward
Business and taxpayer organizations urge consideration of wide array of ideas
(San Diego) -- The Lincoln Club of San Diego County and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association today reaffirmed their commitment to working cooperatively with an array of civic leaders and organizations toward their goal of presenting comprehensive pension reform in the way of a ballot initiative to San Diego voters.
T.J. Zane, President & CEO of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, said they hope to realize a single compromise measure created from among the best, most feasible ideas from many suggested approaches. “There is no question that real, lasting pension reform for the City of San Diego is the goal everyone involved is committed to achieving,” said Zane.
“I believe Mayor Jerry Sanders, Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer, Carl DeMaio and Lorie Zapf, business leaders such as Vince Mudd, the Taxpayers Association, and organizations such as the Restaurant Association, the Lodging Industry Association and others all agree on the most crucial point: significant pension reform is no longer optional in the City of San Diego,” said Lani Lutar, President & CEO of SDCTA. “How we get there is the focus of our discussions, and there remains a strong commitment by everyone involved to arrive at the best possible ballot measure. This is heartening after many years of failing to adequately address this issue.”
About The Lincoln Club
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County is the only organized, business-oriented political action committee in the County that makes an impact in local elections by supporting pro-economic growth policies and candidates. The Lincoln Club’s membership is comprised of politically like-minded and influential business and civic leaders from across the broad spectrum of the county’s diverse economy. As an influential and respected political organization, The Lincoln Club unites behind clear, focused messages that resonate within the business community; fills a void in public debate as a reasoned, pragmatic voice on business and economic issues; and avoids divisive social issues, uniting and building victories in a political marketplace overcrowded with more picket signs than actual accomplishments. Visit www.sdlincolnclub.org to learn more.
About The San Diego County Taxpayers Association
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, dedicated to promoting accountable, cost-effective and efficient government and opposing unnecessary new taxes and fees. Founded in 1945, SDCTA has spent the past 66 years saving the region’s taxpayers millions of dollars, as well as generating information to help educate the public.