Tuesday, December 4, 2007

San Diego City Council Grows Balls

So, it finally happened. The San Diego City Council actually overrode a mayoral veto yesterday. With a 5 to 3 super-majority, Councilmembers Atkins, Frye, Hueso, Madaffer and Peters showed Mayor Jerry Sanders that public policy is more important that public relations. The controversial "toilet to tap" study that the City Council approved earlier this month was vetoed by Sanders, partially because of the "yuck" factor. Well, wake up Sanders - you are already drinking treated sewage that is put into the Colorado River upstream. Cost may be an initial factor, but Sanders should realize the potential costs for our economy as we face another drought. Kudos to the City Council, for showing true leadership in this time of crisis. And where was Mayor Sanders? According to his spokesman Fred Sainz "at the movies". (This was written in the union tribune, and I refuse to link to that rag).

Without a viable Democrat in the race, Mayor Francis is sounding better and better to this progressive everyday.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a headline I thought I'd never live to see.

blue diegan said...

While I'm glad the Council decided to override the veto, I can't support Francis for mayor and if I have to choose between Sanders and Francis I'll choose none of the above. I just hope that something breaks that will leave this guy and team sputtering...

Lucas said...

Seems like every day that there's no viable Dem for mayor is another day of proof that there's a desperate need to build the farm team throughout the region.

It isn't like viable Dems are declining to run. It's that viable Dems are virtually impossible to find.