|The Senator Reports
||July 16th, 2009|
Continuing to Blow the Whistle on
By Senator Mark Wyland
My Senate Republican colleagues and I applaud the Governor's recently launched initiative aimed at encouraging all Californians to anonymously report government waste through a new "Waste Watchers" website. This site echoes Republicans decade long effort to highlight waste at all levels of government.
For years, Senate Republicans have captured real-life examples of government waste through our own "Waste Watcher" reports, which point out countless examples of areas where savings could be made. While this has remained our longtime goal, now more than ever it is important to eliminate waste and ensure that government spends your tax dollars wisely.
I'm glad to see the Governor continue this drive to end waste in government and hope that it inspires all citizens-well aware of the down economy and its impact on government revenue-to take an active role in helping our government conserve every penny.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008
Remembering Herb Klein
By Assemblyman Martin Garrick
San Diego and all of California lost a great man this month with the passing of Herbert G. Klein. A close personal friend and mentor, Mr. Klein is most known in the San Diego area for his work with Copley News and as Editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune from 1980-2003.
Mr. Klein’s work with news organizations was often interrupted by political campaigns. Most notably, as a press secretary for several of Richard Nixon’s campaigns. Including, Nixon for Congress in 1946, Vice President in 1952 & 1956, Governor in 1962, and ultimately the Presidential campaign. Klein would go on to serve as the first White House Communications Director - a position he held for four years before he resigned. An avid sports fan, Mr. Klein attended 35 Super Bowls, and was also part of the host committee that brought the Super Bowl to San Diego in 1988, 1998, and 2003.
Assemblyman Martin Garrick serves the communities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Vista, and portions of San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside as the Assemblyman for the 74th District.