Category Archives: Firefighters

The best disinfectant

Want to know what decisions Council made at its lengthy closed-session meeting Monday about the future employment of City Manager Jill Keimach and the prospect of litigation arising from Ms. Keimach’s allegations of illegal interference by Council members Jim Oddie … Continue reading

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Will they rid themselves of this meddlesome manager?

Thus far, the Merry-Go-Round has assiduously refrained from speculating about the ongoing developments in the investigation into the alleged threats by Council members Jim Oddie and Malia Vella to get City Manager Jill Keimach fired unless she selected the former … Continue reading

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Not enough to go around

So do you want the good news or the bad news first? That’s what we thought. The good news is that, thanks primarily to the sale of three apartment buildings, the General Fund will receive about $4.7 million more in … Continue reading

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Autopsy report

The infrastructure bond proposal presented to Council last Tuesday earned a distinction unique in the term of the current Council:  it was the first major issue on which Mayor Trish Spencer found herself on the same side as both of … Continue reading

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Thousands for defense. . .

The same forces – primarily, labor unions and Democratic party stalwarts – that paid to get Malia Vella and Jim Oddie elected to Council now are financing their defense against the charge that they attempted, in violation of the City … Continue reading

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Summon the Chiefs

The agenda for Tuesday’s Council meeting sets aside three hours for the item on the Encinal Terminals development project, and the usual contingent of public commenters, from both the pro-housing and the slow-growth sides, can be expected to queue up … Continue reading

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Let ’em try to smear her now!

The “attack the accuser” strategy employed by the defenders of Council members Malia Vella and Jim Oddie just lost a lot of whatever traction it ever had.

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