May 9, 2018: San Diego CityBeat: CityWeek: A visit from Sessions, Prop. 68 and accessing Assessor Dronenburg.
HAM OF THE WEEK. Wouldn’t it be great if every time we did something unethical, we could just tell the local media something like whoops, my bad? That seems to be the continuing logic of County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk (and Carl Fredricksen look-alike) Ernest Dronenburg, who seems to be basically counting on voter ignorance or disinterest in his primary race despite the fact that since he’s been in office he’s a.) attempted to block gay marriages back in 2013; b.) spent $90,000 of taxpayer dollars on sometimes dubious trips; c.) bought stock in a real estate developer a few months after being sworn in as the person in charge of setting property taxes, and, most recently; d.) failed to disclose a $5,000 contribution from the GOP (the office is technically non-partisan).