San Diego, California , United States
|| September 14, 1974
Apr 26, 2021 06:52am
Caucasian - Single - Gay -
|Info||A Businessman with a Passion for Public Service |
Carl DeMaio is a businessman who founded two successful companies by the age of 30. In 2000, he founded the Performance Institute, a non-partisan, private think tank dedicated to reforming government through the principles of performance, transparency, competition and accountability. Since founding the Institute, Carl has built the organization into the largest government reform think tank in the nation and the leading authority on performance-based management in government, law enforcement, non-profits and schools.
Carl also launched the American Strategic Management Institute (ASMI), which focuses on improving corporate transparency, accountability and performance. ASMI is pioneering a multitude of ideas for improving corporate governance - a key concern arising from corporate scandals in recent years. With offices on both coasts, the PI and ASMI have a combined staff of more than 65 employees and revenues of $10 million annually.
Carl DeMaio is an active member of the community helping with numerous non-profit organizations in San Diego. Currently, Carl serves on the Board of Directors of the SAFENOWProject— a non-profit dedicated to creating, promoting and advocating for community-based strategies and resources to eliminate child sexual abuse. DeMaio helped created the LASO Association to provide tools for local law enforcement and social service agencies to combat sex crimes and better track sex offenders.
A Leader in Efforts to Reform City Hall
Carl DeMaio is recognized as a national leader in government reform and taxpayer protection initiatives.
Carl is known in San Diego as the City Hall Watchdog. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders credits Carl as being “one of the first ones to raise a red flag on city finances” and notes “Carl has brought a reform agenda to the City.”
Carl’s efforts to bring reform to City Hall date back to 2003, when Carl conceived of and directed the “San Diego Citizen’s Budget Project” to examine the state of the city’s finances and review the ability of the City to adequately serve residents.
Through the project, Carl uncovered many of the City’s financial problems. To address the problems uncovered, Carl authored a comprehensive reform plan to fix the City’s financial problems. Many of his ideas are now being implemented by Mayor Jerry Sanders.
In 2006, Carl stepped forward to help Mayor Sanders reform City Hall by helping to author, qualify and pass Propositions B and C. These two landmark initiatives require any future pension benefit increases be put to a public vote and provide for a managed competition process to streamline city departments to save taxpayer monies.
Carl continues to shine a light on City Hall—routinely issuing research papers and advisories to taxpayers on what is happening with their tax dollars and what residents can do to hold City Hall accountable for reform.
Carl is running for San Diego City Council--District 5. The election is June 3, 2008.
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