San Diego Mayoral candidate Barbara Bry challenges Todd Gloria to debate on KUSI News

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego candidate for mayor Barbara Bry joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss her campaign to become the next Mayor of San Diego.

Council President Pro Tem, Barbara Bry, highlighted the issues she and her opponent, Todd Gloria, disagree on, even though both candidates are Democrats.

Bry slammed Gloria for his work co-authoring the “gig-worker” bill, AB 5. AB 5 forces companies to reclassify independent contractors as employees. Something many companies simply just cannot afford, and something most workers do not even want.

KUSI interviewed dozens of independent contractors who lost their jobs as a result of the legislation Todd Gloria co-authored, and still supports. We could not find one person willing to speak on camera who received a full-time job as a result of AB 5.

AB 5 has caused thousands of Californians to lose their ability to make an income, something the bill’s author flat out denied on KUSI News.

At first Bry was a supporter of AB 5, but now wants the legislation repealed. She says she switched because she heard from business owners, and workers how harmful it was.

Bry also went after Gloria for voting in favor of the controversial SB 145. The controversial bill now gives judges the discretion over sex-offender registration in cases involving teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17, and adults who are no more than 10 years older than the teenager.

Opponents say the legislation (SB 145) is an effort to “normalize pedophilia.”

Current California law automatically adds adults to the state’s sex offender registry if they have sexual relations with minors.

Bry also agreed to a mayoral debate against Gloria, moderated and broadcasted by KUSI News. KUSI News has not yet heard back from Gloria’s campaign.

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