Who We Are, What We Believe, and What We Want to See for San Diego

We are an association of individuals, businesses, and organizations who promote effective and efficient public policy on behalf of all taxpayers throughout the Greater San Diego Region. We engage community leaders and the general San Diego public around well researched policy solutions to important public problems.

Our mission is to support the public, civic leaders and policymakers with independent research on economic and quality-of-life issues impacting taxpayers and ratepayers countywide.


24th Annual Goldens

Since 1995, SDCTA has hosted the Annual Grand Golden Watchdog & Fleece Awards, (the Goldens) to showcase the best and worst in local public policy. Nominations for both Golden Watchdogs and Golden Fleeces are accepted annually from the public and reviewed by an anonymous committee.

Always the talk of the town, this is one party you do not want to miss!

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel



Submit a nomination for SDCTA’s 24th Annual Golden Awards, open to all!

“Golden Watchdog” for cost-effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.

“Golden Fleece” for wasteful, inefficient use of taxpayer dollars.

“Media Watchdog” for excellence in reporting on behalf of taxpayers.

“Public-Private Partnership” for collaboration among the public and private sectors.



Table Packages: Presenting Sponsors, Watchdog Sponsors, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Level Sponsorships, and Table Only Sponsors. ($2,000-$15,000)

High Visibility Sponsorships: Video Sponsor, Dessert Sponsor, Photobooth Sponsor, Back of Program Sponsor, and Opportunity Drawing Sponsor. ($1,000-$4,000)

Specialty Packages: Centerpiece Sponsor, Cocktail Reception Sponsor, Beer Sponsor, and Wine Sponsor. ($2,000-$3,500)



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Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel

Enjoy an evening showcasing the 24th Annual Golden Awards ceremony, influential speakers, hilarious videos, and a plated 3-course meal.

$250 non-members | $200 member pricing

Get Involved

Our members support SDCTA's efforts to provide a focused, objective, and principled assessment of governmental tax and spending issues. To join and for more information regarding membership, please contact us.


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