” Real Councilmen of Sacramento” DRAMA @ City Hall Its ” WARREN vs HANSEN ” “The Sacramento Bee says TESTY!

The Housewives of Atlanta has closed shop for the season Sunday, No more purse swipes, no bad hair days.  Its been awhile since there has been real drama on “H” Street.  A while since Mayor Johnson as thrown a tantrum.

Apparently there was some real drama on Tuesday…………… Here is a piece from the Sacramento Bee

Councilmen and Sacramento Vice Mayor Allen Warren and Councilman Steve Hansen (Picture SacBee)


Councilmen Steve Hansen and Allen Warren had a spirited exchange over Hansen’s criticism of Mayor Kevin Johnson’s proposal to boost his staff more than 70 percent in one year.

Hansen: “That money needs to be spent not only in priority neighborhoods but making sure we sustain quality of life and services –”

Warren: “We’re not spending the money tonight.”

Hansen: “I understand that. I understand what the item is –”

Warren: “So, the purpose is what?”

Hansen: “But I am speaking. And it’s my prerogative.”

Warren: “The purpose is what?”

Hansen: “Mr. Vice Mayor, it is my prerogative to speak as long as I have the microphone, and unless I have finished, please do not –”

Warren: “Or I stop you.”

Hansen: “You cannot. Mr. City Attorney, while I am speaking, I don’t believe it’s the vice mayor’s prerogative to quiet me.”

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Can you say Rough Room?

If this were the housewives a purse may have been thrown

Wait, Wait, What’s Going on?

The Mayor wants to hire five people for his office at a cost of nearly $700,000.
Steve Hansen took issue with the request, as well as the fact that one of those jobs, a legislative director, has already been filled – weeks ahead of the council’s debate Tuesday and more than a month before the spending plan is likely to be approved.

Allen Warren, the vice mayor, interrupted Hansen to say it was unfair to attack the mayor’s budget without him in the room.
It seems most of the Council members learned of the mayor’s request on Sunday via the Sacramento Bee and Tuesday was to talk about the spending plan.
Mayor Johnson’s staff said he was traveling and could not attend the meeting.

Steve Hansen vs Mayor Kevin Johnson?

“Council chambers Pre-Heated”

KJ’s supporters suggests Steve Hansen is trying to cement himself as anti-mayor.   Hansen tells the Bee “I’m with the mayor 95 percent of the time. The idea that people find intrigue here is amusing to me because I’m just who I am and I haven’t changed. If something’s not right, I’m going to say it. My job isn’t to go along to get along.”

Some say there is heat in the room. Freshman District 4 Councilman Steve Hansen was instrumental in killing “Strong Mayor” for ever.  Strong Mayor was a major defeat for Mayor Johnson who spent more than six year attempting to get more power to run the city’s day to day operations.

In 2013, as Johnson put the finishing touches on a financing deal for a new Sacramento Kings arena, Hansen was a bit of a holdout.He suggested a pivotal City Council vote on a funding term sheet be delayed to give the public more time to consider the proposal, a move that angered some in Johnson’s inner circle. Hansen also pushed for local arts groups to receive a boost in funding if the arena deal was passed. (SacBee)

Its only Money

Steve Maviglio, one of Johnson’s closest political advisers, questioned Hansen’s long-term strategy.    “Taking the mayor on over .01 percent of the budget?

Hey Steve, 700,000 for five positions .

Or 11 Police Officers or 10 Fireman or 13 Paramedics or 22 clerks or 13 Park Personal

Stay Tuned for Drama, DRAMA

Time for this CityFella to return to City Hall. Where there are Questions?Questions? QUESTIONS?
 Will Kevin Johnson add to his staff or is he doomed to share the City’s Box in the New Arena with the same old faces?   Can Steve Hansen drive his point home or will members of Crown Downtown make him an offer he cant refuse?
And what about KJ’s defender Allen Warren? can he drive KJ’s SUV?
I will be in row 4 with the Kodak Instamatic Camera and a discreet box of Cracker Jack’s
Stay Tuned


Published by CityFella

Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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