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)
WAR OF WORDS
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?
Allen Warren, the vice mayor, interrupted Hansen to say it was unfair to attack the mayor’s budget without him in the room.
Steve Hansen vs Mayor Kevin Johnson?
“Council chambers Pre-Heated”
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