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"