Can anyone really take Mayor Sweatpants Olivero seriously? The public discourse has improved greatly since his hiatus from his weekly rants on San Jose Inside, but now he turns to the Merc for this op-ed about why a Mayor of San Jose should not give a sh*# about schools. BTW, nice sweatpants.
Sam “Circus Clown” Liccardo took to SJ Inside yesterday to unleash his latest campaign stunt by going after the local Democratic Party for trying to elect democrats by spending money on campaigns just like the Charter Schools will be doing for Sam and probably the Republican Party. Sam’s campaign flak, his former Chief of Staff, not the one he married, she’s a lobbyist for a Charter School, but the other one, Ragan Henninger pleads for the local Democratic Party to not accept “…contributions from companies that have contracts with the city to support its chosen candidate.” Is she F’ing kidding us?
Remember this Fetch report in October about Liccardo needing to recuse himself from voting on VTA contracts for soliciting contributions from those seeking VTA contracts:
On the eve of Sam Liccardo launching his bid to become San Jose’s next mayor, (thanks to our spies) questions have been raised as to whether the councilman is actively fundraising prior to the legally allowable date. This audio tape of the September 5, 2013 VTA Board of Directors meeting captures Liccardo recusing himself from several items on the agenda and disclosing that he has solicited funds from an applicant doing business with the VTA, go to the 7:07 mark and the 22:05 mark.
As the Mercury News recently reported, San Jose City Attorney Rick Doyle admonished mayoral candidates to follow the law and when it comes to solicitation of funds he wrote:
But, lining up pledges or contributions from now until then, they write, “would seem an indication that some degree of solicitation was made and is therefore prohibited” until after Dec. 5.
At the June 6, 2013 VTA Board of Directors meeting, Liccardo does not recuse himself on the same item (3.1 A) that he recuses himself from at the September 5 meeting (3.1 C). Soooo, during the period of time from June to September who did Liccardo solicit funds from and for what purpose? Inquiring minds want to know.
In Reed’s latest bid to help his choice for Mayor not look like a total hypocrite, he has removed Liccardo from the VTA board so Liccardo is free to solicit campaign cash from entities that he has voted to award contracts to. This guy is a piece of work.
If a student is in the bottom fifth with regard to income and they aspire to be in the top fifth, what City has the best public school system to get those students there? Drumroll please…..….San Jose’s public schools. Researchers from Harvard and Berkely collaborated on the study that must have Sam “Rocketman” Liccardo’s lobbyist spouse in a tizzy.
Chuck “A Boy Named Sue” Reed does what he does best, SUE. This time he goes after our Hottie AG, Kamala Harris over her impartial title and summary for his doomed scheme to eliminate…ELIMINATE….ELIMINATE retirement security for his nemesis…public servants. On the local Measure B front, lawyers will be back in Superior Court today to plead their case one last time before Judge Lucas finalizes her ruling that Measure B is illegal.
The Left Hook blog soaked in our wisdom and will now identify its scribes; the new ID policy took effect with this post from Rich Robinson. The Fetch will continue to mentor the new blog much like this scene from Kung-Fu.
The Los Angeles Daily News reports on a recent study by the Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice that concluded that there is no link between California’s Prison Realignment and increased crime. Crap, then what the hell is going on here in San Jose?
Phil Trounstine for Governor??? The scribes at Calbuzz must be, well, buzzed as they explore one option to topple Gov. Moonbeam.
San Jose Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire and revived two victims of smoke inhalation, one was human and one was not. The firefighters were able to save both and the pictures in this piece are worth the click.
The FBI, CHP, and local SJ po-po took down a meth distribution network right in the middle of a strip mall close to San Jose State University. 20 arrests were made and several guns were recovered. KTVU has the story.
We wonder if Scott “Call me maybe” Herhold will go after Valley Christian School with the same fervor as Castilleja School, in Palo Alto for trying to blow past its current enrollment cap and increasing traffic in this not too affluent neighborhood in San Jose. We won’t hold our breath. See page three of this City of SJ report.