” 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

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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