2010 15th Annual Goldens

Metro Golden Watchdog Award finalists:

East County Cities: Heartland Fire Rescue Consolidation Efforts

City of Poway: Lowering Poway's Unfunded Pension Liability

City of Santee: Citywide Pension Reform


Regional Golden Watchdog award finalists:

County of San Diego: New Medical Examiner's Office and Forensics Center

County of San Diego: Once Upon a Partnership

Olivenhain Municipal Water District: Holding the Line on Rate Increases


Metro Golden Fleece Award finalists:

City of Carlsbad: Double Bogey for the Crossings

City of Chula Vista: Attack of the Taxasaurus

San Miguel Fire Protection District: Accident "Crash Tax"


Regional Golden Fleece award finalists:

Metropolitan Transit System: Ad Revenue Going Nowhere Fast

San Diego County Employees Retirement Association: Gold-Plated Investment Officer

San Diego Unified School District: Survey This! Governance Woes

Tri-City Hospital District: Trifecta of Troubles


"It's About Time" award finalists:

County of San Diego: Project Green

County of San Diego Human Resources Department: E-Benefits Program

Grossmont Union High School District: Propositions U & H Bond Programs

City/County Managers Association: Pension Reform Recovery

Public-Private Partnership award finalists:

City of Solana Beach / Trex. Co: Plastic Bag Recycling Initiative

Multi-Agency/Community Groups: Healthcare Savings Program

Multi-Agency/San Diego CleanTECH: Public Facilities Renewable Energy Projects

City of San Diego / San Diego Tourism Marketing District: Tourism Promotion Funding

Print/Electronic Media Watchdog award finalists:

Steven Bartholow, San Diego News Network: "Potholes-a-Plenty"

Kelly Bennett and Dagny Salas, voiceofsandiego.org: "Out of Reach" series

Rob Davis, voiceofsandiego.org: "Outsourcing to Pension Consultant is Illegal Attorney Says"

Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune: "Slater-Price Fails to Report Gifts of Tickets"

Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine and 10News: "Water Board Stirs Flood of Controversy"

Eleanor Yang Su, San Diego Union-Tribune: "S.D. Marathon Runs Into Controversy"

Mark Walker, North County Times: "Tax Collector Still Lags in Paying Refunds"


Broadcast Media Watchdog award finalists:

J.W. August, Mitch Blacher, Christian Cazares, Lauren Reynolds, 10News: "Water Department Bonuses"

Envision San Diego Team, KPBS: "The Legacy of Proposition 13"

Michael Turko, KUSI: "Double Trouble for Online Property Tax Payers"

Charisse Yu, 10 News: "SDUSD School Fees Series"