Monthly Archives: January 2015

Making the sustainable transparent (or is it vice versa)?

Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese didn’t get much praise from his colleagues for his referral Wednesday night about “giving direction” to the City Manager before staff begins preparing the next two-year General Fund budget. Indeed, Mayor Trish Spencer described the proposal … Continue reading

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Tony takes on TDM

One of Councilman Tony Daysog’s favorite sayings – for which he credits Chief Justice John Roberts rather than his mentor, the late Mayor Ralph Appezzato – is that, as a member of Council, his job is to “call balls and … Continue reading

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Please don’t sue us!

Too often, it seemed that the former Council led by Mayor Marie Gilmore was wont to attribute its decisions to a desire to avoid litigation:  “We can’t do this, because if we do someone will sue,” went the refrain.  Or, … Continue reading

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Council of repeal

As one of her first official acts, Mayor Trish Spencer has placed on the January 6 Council agenda an item seeking repeal of the ordinances approving the Del Monte development project that were passed by the former Council as they … Continue reading

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