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Council: Committed to Committees
Last Thursday’s City Council meeting followed the recent pattern: grilling the department heads over routine proposals, mulling over money matters, and punting to committees for more of the same. And a few fault lines were highlighted in the process.

7:00AM Tue. Mar. 31, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Pressley Ups the Ante
In her latest filing contesting the election of City Council Member Greg Casar, defeated District 4 candidate Laura Pressley alleges that enough votes were suppressed or miscounted to overturn the recount results. And she (or her lawyer) doesn’t think much of the “far-left” Chronicle, either. Oh boy.

7:00AM Wed. Mar. 11, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Council Defers on Decker, Approves Onion Creek Buyout
City Council meets this Thursday, March 12 (work session Tuesday), with an even lighter formal agenda (23 Items) than last week. We’ll have more on the upcoming agenda and other matters in this week’s print edition. Here’s a brief summation of actions taken at the March 5 meeting.

7:00AM Tue. Mar. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Referred to Committee
Despite his late public email push, Mayor Steve Adler’s proposal for more staffing was sent to committee last night for further research and review. It wasn’t alone: “Referred to Committee” sprinkled the action summation last night, as the new Council wrestled over contentious items until nearly midnight.

1:13PM Fri. Feb. 27 Read More | Comment »

Email From the Mayor
In an unusual move, Mayor Steve Adler emailed an open letter Wednesday, asking supporters to contact City Council supporting “Item 40” – today's proposal to “add additional staffing and resources for the Mayor and Council offices.” The proposal had a rocky rollout – beginning as a bid for private funding – and may be a close question at Council today.

7:00AM Thu. Feb. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Casar Returns Fire
On Feb. 19, attorneys for District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar filed a response to defeated candidate Laura Pressley’s election contest pleading, calling it “a scattershot attack on virtually the entire election process.” They argue that Pressley’s complaints are vague, insufficient, and legally irrelevant to the election outcome.

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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How Did It Get So Late So Soon?
City Council meets today for another paired “policy workshop,” this one addressing “watershed protection, environmental matters, endangered species (9-11am), and issues related to parks and open space” (12:30-2:30). Thursday’s schedule addresses “education support” and neighborhood issues.

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Mayor Appoints Council Committees
On Monday, Mayor Steve Adler announced his City Council committee appointments, which are subject to Council approval this Thursday (Feb. 12). Check here to see if your guesses were confirmed.

11:47AM Tue. Feb. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

UPDATE: Pressley Files Election Contest
On Jan. 29, defeated District 4 City Council candidate Laura Pressley filed a formal election contest to confirm or overturn the results of the Dec. 16 run-off against Council Member Greg Casar. Pressley lost the run-off by 1,290 votes, a recount she requested confirmed those results, and her complaints filed with the Secretary of State were rejected.

4:30PM Fri. Jan. 30, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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