Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rewrite the Brown Act!

Have we told you how much the Merry-Go-Round dislikes the Brown Act? No?  Well, hang on.

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Kumbaya

Two years after its predecessor lamented the plight of tenants being forced out of their apartments by rising rents, the current Council is scheduled Tuesday to pass an ordinance that supposedly reflects a “consensus” solution to the problem. The Merry-Go-Round … Continue reading

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Report card for the Mayor – Part II

When the Merry-Go-Round’s old friend, the late William F. Buckley Jr., founded the National Review, he described its mission as being to “stand athwart history, yelling Stop.” There undoubtedly were some who voted for Trish Spencer last fall because they … Continue reading

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Report card for the Mayor – Part I

School’s out, the baseball season is half over, and Council is about to take its August recess – so the Merry-Go-Round decided it’s time to offer a performance review of Mayor Trish Spencer’s first six months in office. Don’t worry, … Continue reading

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Short takes: Francis, John & Chip

Today, we offer short takes on two of our regular topics – development and the budget – and a message to a local columnist.

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