Reggie Mundekis

Reggie enjoys watching CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, as well as reading the Economist. Light reading includes the American Cinematographer. Reggie is active in the DPOC and the ever present Trojan activities.

Berardino & Moorlach on the Layoffs

Below is a message that OCEA’s General Manager Nick Berardino sent out on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday I had the opportunity to debate Supervisor Moorlach. If you click on the video below you can see the debate. It only lasts 10 minutes but I encourage you to watch. I think it is very important that you see…

Pain in the TOT

Declines in hotel occupancy and visitors to the Disney Resort may make a projected increase in Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues zero out.  The visitors generating the TOT also drop sales tax revenue in the city.  Declining sales tax revenues directly impact the general fund.   The FY 2008/09 budget (completed in July 2008) forecast an…

Progressive Econ 101: Tax Theories

To say we are in an economic funk is being charitable.  Unfortunately, the debate is breaking more along party lines than is really good for the country.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the ideas about taxes (and therefore government!) that are out there. The Classic Idea – Taxes are a Deadweight Loss…

Introducing Reggie….

Let me start with a story: About a year ago, I was at a party with local elected officials and members of various commissions and boards.  I’m having a good chat with Commissioner NiceGuy when he looks over his shoulder, turns back to me, leans in and whispers “I heard something awful about you.  I…