Sheri Gallo's Long Campaign
Mapping a path to the Gallo's poll
Campaign troubles continue to hound District 10 Council Member Sheri Gallo. The incumbent last week was accused of purposely violating the 100-foot radius electioneering rule by parking her car within 30 feet of the Old Quarry Library on Far West and leaving campaign posters in the front and rear of her car windshields – "obviously for advertising purposes," Madelon Highsmith, who witnessed the infraction and contacted an election judge, relayed to the Chronicle. "There were all these empty spaces. Parking on the second row of cars by the door is pretty blatant." Gallo, contends it was an honest mistake. She said she hadn't seen the 100-foot marker and "estimated" where she could park while campaigning in Northwest Hills. "I immediately moved my car" when the election judge noted the violation, Gallo said.
Elsewhere in Gallo's district, 85 residents have signed a letter rebuking a Gallo campaign mailer that boasts the CM as champion of the Champions Tract rezoning case. The Dec. 3 letter, distributed to fellow neighbors, alleges Gallo hadn't supported the neighborhood in its opposition to the development, as she so claimed in her mailer. And speaking of Champions Tract, outspoken Gallo critic Linda Bailey is now under fire for filing an erroneous ethics complaint against Susan Chiles Harris. Bailey believed Chiles Harris was violating ethics rules by serving on the Zoning and Platting Commission as Gallo's appointee while being a client of Austin Trust Company, chaired by Gallo's husband. Turns out the Susan Harris named in the Dec. 5 complaint is not the same Susan Harris who sits on ZAP. Who knew? Bailey withdrew her complaint after recognizing her error.