Carl DeMaio: A Reformer with Results
Carl DeMaio has produced amazing results for taxpayers.
Author and Leader of the "Pension Reform Initiative"
Carl DeMaio is the author of the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative that San Diego voters passed overwhelmingly in the June 2012 election. The measure has quickly become a national model for pension reform -- ending pension spiking, moving city employees to 401(k) defined contributions accounts, and saving taxpayers billions over 30 years.
Cutting Red Tape on Small Businesses
As part of his "Small Business Action Plan," DeMaio also authored and got bipartisan approval of legislation to cut red tape and streamline regulations on the city's Business Improvement Districts.
Shining a Light on San Diego Finances
From 2003 to 2008, Carl DeMaio helped uncover the City of San Diego's financial problems -- blowing the lip open on San Diego's "Enron-by-the-Sea" practices. DeMaio led the "San Diego Citizens' Budget Project" that helped frame common-sense solutions to the City's financial problems.
Driving Reform on the San Diego City Council
From 2008 to 2012, Carl DeMaio served on the San Diego City Council. DeMaio proposed a steady stream of cost-saving ideas to fix San Diego's financial problems and get city government services back on track -- winning approval of reforms that saved taxpayers over $150 million during his term alone.
Open Government and Transparency
In addition to fiscal reform, DeMaio authored and won passage of the "Sunshine Law" to require transparency and public disclosure of financial information -- imposing some of the toughest "open government" rules in the nation.
A National Leader in Government Reform
From 1998 to 2008, Carl DeMaio headed the "Performance Institute" -- a good government reform group he founded that advanced reform of federal, state and local government organizations through the principles of performance, competition, accountability and transparency. Through the Institute, DeMaio and his team helped turn-around financially-troubled programs across the country -- earning DeMaio praise and recognition as a leader in government reform.