Mayor “Meow” Oliverio knows when the cat’s away, the mouse will play. SJ Inside reports that Oliverio is bringing back his discredited 40% budget set aside for the po-po after it was shot down last week at the Rules Committee. What the SJ Inside report missed is that Mayor Reed (one of the no votes last week) is absent today and his replacement is Rose Herrera. So Mayor Meow has placed it on the Rules agenda one more time. For Oliverio, he’s hoping the winds blowing in his direction when Rose puts her finger in her mouth (sorry for the visual) and then hoists it in the air to figure out how she’s going to vote..Should make for must see TV.
The Oracle of local political analysts, NBC’s Larry Gerston, dissected the recent Mayoral poll that shows Dave Cortese on top with 19%, Madison Nguyen at 15% and Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo barely at double digits, 2-pts ahead of Mayor “Meow” Oliverio. Gerston concludes that all that dirty money one candidate cheated his way to can’t buy him love.
The Merc’s Mark Emmons reports on the plight of seniors living, for now, at the Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Community. They just want to live out their golden years in peace but are up against developers who want to give them the boot and build expensive condos where their homes once were. Mayoral race quitter Pete Constant has yet to take a stand on the issue…gee, we wonder who’s side he will land on: Seniors or fat cat developers…?
Ro’s not Khanna like this piece from Political Blotter’s Josh Richman that exposes the newbies complete lack of understanding of how a bill becomes a law. Clearly Ro didn’t watch much Sesame Street growing up as Richman reports that Honda has delivered on creating jobs and getting bills passed that have helped Silicon Valley. Maybe this primer will help Ro out…
Just another typical day at a local Wal-Mart, where the geniuses roam.
Stop singing in the shower already, so says the Santa Clara Valley Water District as its Board of Directors voted to demand a 20% reduction in water consumption from the 13 cities it serves along with its retailers.
More controversy surrounding San Jose’s short-staffed fire department getting to emergency medical calls on time. This KTVU reports says that the City Council will hold a study session to better understand the actual response time numbers before they move forward on either the Lame Duck Mayor Reed’s proposal to put firefighters on mopeds or Liccardo/Constant’s proposal to put firefighters on skateboards and rollerblades with full mouths of water to spit at fires…