“Mayor Sweatpants” Oliverio has his priorities in line. As the city’s public safety infrastructure crumbles he has a plan to make things safer for…Cats. This meow memo sent to the Rules Committee yesterday reveals what voters can expect if they elect Pier to be Mayor Meow.
Oliverio also took to the Mercury News to run a half page advertisement saying he is not holding mayoral fundraisers because he is, “reserving his time between now and the election for fulfilling my responsibilities as a city councilmember…”. Well the FBI (Fetch Bureau of Investigation) calls B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T. We guess Mayor Meow Oliverio forgot about his outside employment with this company that pays him up to $100K per year. So who is Oliverio really working for? What’s new pussycat?
Chuck “A boy named Sue” Reed made Capitol Weekly’s 2013 list of worst violations of California’s Political Reform Act by illegally funneling $100,000 to save Rose Herrera during the 2012 election cycle. The FPPC said Reed’s act was “in violation of the Act’s important prohibition against candidates raising funds, and then circumventing contribution limits by illegally moving those funds to independent expenditure committees.” The FPPC found that Reed had violated the state’s campaign laws by making the donation.
The Merc’s TracEy Kaplan has some juice. Her front-page story Sunday about the incompetence of Judge Diane RiTchie fueled enough courage for two challengers to step up to try and unseat the bewildered and oft clueless RiTchie. The entrance of DA Matt Harris and Criminal defense attorney Annrae Angel will make for a competitive race.
Maybe these three candidates for Judge can explain how Jeff “I am the law” Rosen charged the wrong twin brother for murder. Maybe the DA needs to take some administrative leave to collect his thoughts?
And an underground nightclub in SJ gets busted. No license for booze and plenty of “waitresses” working in locked VIP rooms equal a hot mess that the SJ po-po took care of. Salonga from the Merc has the story.
Police Chief Larry Esquivel is profiled by the Merc’s Robert Salonga in what we think will be the beginning of an effort to burnish Larry’s image in the aftermath of him cooking the books about gang crime.
The Metro continues on its Jihad against anything Campos with its latest anonymously sourced “story” about Nora being abusive to her staff. Come on Josh, not one source would go on the record. Well, we must say, if there is this much smoke, there probably is some fire.
Run Munger Run lasted a day. The GOP’s Munger issued a statement yesterday that almost put our interns asleep that announced he won’t be a candidate for anything in 2014. Un-Able to raise money Maldonado can now stop sucking up to Munger and get on with his also ran life.
Nate-Dog from the SV Biz Journal reveals that Zanottos Market will be headed to Sunnyvale.
The Left Hook kicks San Jose’s City Hall one more time for missing months of emergency medical response time commitments it made to the County of Santa Clara.