Friday, January 2, 2009

Morning News Round-Up – 1.2.09: Eddie Garcia as a County Supervisor?

Not everyone is happy with the (backroom deal) way in which Sunnyvale Councilmember/Naval Officer Otto Lee’s seat was filled while he left for Iraq. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Dean Chu was appointed to fill Lee's seat while Lee serves in Iraq. Chu, however, failed in 2007 to get reelected to his seat on the Sunnyvale City Council. Lucky for him, his former Council colleagues still like him. Lee, on the other hand, is using his deployment as a fundraising vehicle to help retire campaign debt from his failed bid for the Board of Supervisors. Which raises the obvious questions:
  • What if Lee had won his race for Supervisor but was not able to serve?
  • What would have the Board of Supervisors have done then?
Perhaps George Shirakawa could have tried to get Eddie Garcia appointed...("Appointment Shenanigans" are now a theme across the Watch Dog world: East Side Union High School District has their issues and so does San Mateo County.)

Cupertino Union School District is holding meetings to fill everyone in on the budget disaster that looms. Superintendent Phil Quon will be presenting the idea of a parcel tax saying, "This parcel tax is not for extra cash; this is about survival. It's about sustaining what we have."

Trustee and Superintendent. Lafayette resident Richard Whitmore pulls double education duty. At night he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Acalanes Union High School District ranked #1 in California. During the day as Superintendent for Los Gatos Union School District, ranked #36 in the State. One can assume that the commute between his District job and his District Board seat could make him a candidate to replace John Wailin, the Super Commuter...

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