We aren’t sure what to make of this: the search for a San Jose Police Chief has (apparently) hit a bump in the road. You see, Chief Moore is leaving next week. City Manager Deb Figone wanted to have the person in place before he left. That won’t happen. But delays in hiring happen all the time – heck, the person the City would presumably hire is already in a high-profile position and may not be able to leave that post immediately. But today, we read that the search is being extended by Figone and her mouthpiece, David Vossbrink does backflips trying to explain why this isn’t unusual, which makes us think this extension is unusual. Protect, care to venture a guess about what’ going on?
To the Shirakawa file…
First, former-Shirakawa friend, Rich Robinson, while discussing what may lay ahead in terms of Silicon Valley politics on San Jose Inside… he predicts this about a County Supervisor: “…one may be looking at jail time…”
Second, Ken Yeager, the new President of the Board of Supervisors, decided to fast-track a vote on how and when to audit folks’ credit cards at the County. Yeager wants this issue off his plate before his State of the County at the end of the month. We can’t wait to hear how Yeager addresses the most pressing issue (safeguarding taxpayers’ money) in his speech.
If you think Santa Clara/Silicon Valley would be a great place for a Super Bowl, join the club. But did you know that the NHL is looking to have Santa Clara sign their lives away in order to get it? It’s true. It turns out that if you host a Super Bowl you are required to hand over all increased tax revenue you might actually receive directly to the NFL. Seriously. Just ask Mike Rosenberg at the Merc.
Tread carefully Palo Alto, that’s The Daily Fetch’s advice to you… Palo Alto is considering upending their current garbage collection system and starting a new, 12-month pilot project. All you need to do is look at San Mateo County for reasons why caution is warranted…
Finally, there’s a new Mayor and Vice Mayor in Mountain View. John Inks = Mayor, Chris Clark = Vice Mayor.