Because this was so much fun last time, with Scott Peters getting the nod over Laurie Black and then Laurie getting a seat later anyway.
Now Black is stepping off the board and here are the contenders so far as identified by CityBeat:
Name put forward by Sherri Lightener. It is a nice thing to do for a vanquished foe that can sing show tunes but he won’t get far given the other names in the mix.
Diane Takvorian of the Environmental Health Coalition
Recently endorsed for the open Port seat by the League of Conservation voters and put forward by both Todd Gloria and Donna Frye she seems like a great choice. Her name is well known in the political and activist communities The Port needs help and as an Executive Director she has the chops for the position; dealing with selfish cities and stubborn interests.
WTF? Why is Marti Emerald putting the name of an anti-union insider up for the port? Is she on crack? Where’s the CLC on this?
My opinion; this is a brazen and crass attempt to position herself as accommodating to the Republican establishment in the (faint) hopes that she can get their support for a mayoral run or to be seen as the bridge between the Republicans on the City Council because Hueso is losing clout by running for the 79th.
With Labor being seen as on the ropes after the 8-0 vote weks ago, this is not the way to support your friends. The crazy thing is that I can see DeMaio and Faulcaner joining her in this leaving Tony Young and Ben Hueso as the deciders.
What is bothersome is that there is a fabulous progressive up for the seat and she could lose it because of a positioning move by a councilmember.
Marti, what are you doing?