Former SJ City Manager and Sick Leave Payout Eliminating Crusader Deb Figone must have forgotten about her crusade as she cashed out big time upon her retirement. SJ Inside gives a look here but forgets to mention that the deal struck in 2007 by fiscal reformer Chuck Reed to lure Figone from Los Gatos included re-instating 872 hours of sick leave she had accumulated from 2001. Can you say gift of public funds?
Figone also received a pension, the very one she tried to cut for city workers, but on top of that, fiscal reformer Reed gave Figone an additional 9% of her base pay ($250,000) into a 401K to sweeten. Oh, and throw in another $40 G’s for her vacation payout. The Figone Sweetheart Deal can be found here.
NBC Bay Area confirms that the Bay Area housing market is putting the squeeze on renters. Costs continue to soar and supply continues to dwindling.
President Obama touched down in Silicon Valley long enough to scoop up some cash for the DNC in is quest to keep the Senate in Democratic hands. KTVU-2 has its story here and the Chron has its take here.
SV Biz Journals Nate-Dog reports that Google is gobbling up more Mt. View land in what could end up being the biggest property acquisition of the year. It’s as if Google’s footprint will ooze everywhere and it’s reminding the Fetch of this ‘50’s cult classic….starring Steve McQueen. Can the giant search engine be stopped…..?
Shana Lynch from the SVBJ tells readers that the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center plans to consolidate its women’s and children’s health services. Clearly, County Exec Jeff “The Matrix” Smith’s appointment of these two young guns is paying dividends as consolidation of services will be more efficient and hopefully improve the patient experience…oh, and save money too.
49ers Crime Bureau Report
49ers defensive back Chris Culliver is being accused in a lawsuit of pulling out some brass knuckles and threatening a beat down of a teenage bicyclist he allegedly ran over. Police said Culliver’s white Ford Mustang struck a bicyclist and then an SUV while attempting to flee the scene of the alleged hit and run. Culliver, 25, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run and a weapons charge after being arrested in March.
What, a compromise in government…no way…way…no way…way. Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature have reached a deal on a rainy day fund and paying down debt that does not slash services. San Jose, are you watching?
The GOP frontrunner for Governor, the gun toting and race baiting Tim Donnelly, has stepped in it again. And by stepped in it, Fetch means he stepped in a big pile of shi# and then took his cowboy boots off and shoved them in his mouth…sorry ‘bout that visual. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista punked Republican Tim Donnelly for linking rival Neel Kashkari to fundamentalist Islamic law.
Issa had this to say about Donnelly:
- there is no place in public discussion “for this type of hateful and ignorant garbage.”
- “As far as I’m concerned, this type of stupidity disqualifies Tim Donnelly from being fit to hold any office, anywhere,”
- “Donnelly is no longer a viable option for California voters.“
This latest episode, of course, has not stopped that nice group of progressive ladies that make up the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women from endorsing Donnelly and his race-baiting and gun toting circus show he calls a campaign.
The geniuses that make up the brain-trust of the Kevin Jensen for Sheriff gaffe machine campaign thought it was a good idea to stop traffic during commute time on highway 85 by putting up a ginormous sign touting the fledgling Jensen. Fetch is sure every commuter that got stuck in the 40-minute traffic jam are very appreciative.