Flashback Friday: The Mic is on?


It was the fall of 2011.. The late great Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell representing Meadowood were in a heated debate.   Through the years ,I have seen her frustrated.( It comes with the territory working with the public) but I had rarely seen her lose her cool. BUT a Citizen was working her LAST NERVE.  And sheContinue reading “Flashback Friday: The Mic is on?”

P is for Pannell : Sac’s Big Box Ordinance Repealed


bod·y lan·guage (Psychology) the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc. Bonnie Parnell was angry at last night’s City Council meeting.  The body language of the five term council member projected rage at times.  Her position was clear however her vote was curious. The council chambers was packed.Continue reading “P is for Pannell : Sac’s Big Box Ordinance Repealed”

Friday’s Mashed Potatoes 06/14/13


Sunday: Neil Patrick Harris is Bigger!  Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper are going to be Richer! After winning six Tonys — including Best Musical — this past weekend, Kinky Boots will kick off a national tour beginning in Las Vegas in September 2014. Monday:  Good thing we live in the US of A.  The Russians and Chinese peopleContinue reading “Friday’s Mashed Potatoes 06/14/13”

Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.


Sacramento City Council members earn $55,000 a year.  Last night five members (plus the mayor) voted to gift themselves $43,500 in discretionary monies. The bonanza was cleverly drafted into a budget proposal that would increase police and fire personal as well as restore other city services. When citizens passed  Measure U  to temporarily increase taxes,Continue reading “Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.”

Looking Sideways: Despite deficit, Sacramento City Council wants 400,000 in slush funds


Disneyland for everyone !!     Apparently, the city council  views Measure U as a bonanza.   Sacramentians voted to tax themselves for extra police, fire and services. In addition to their salaries, the council wants $391,500 which amounts to $43,000.-(including the mayor) per council member ,to use as their discretion. The vote is tonight.

Sacramento Arena Vote… Gee that was easy or was it?


With the ever present clock ticking louder, the Mayor and the Sacramento City Council voted to allow city staff to enter into detail talk’s with firms seeking to lease downtown parking. In 15 days, the city need to have a finance plan in place for the new arena.   In 15 days, they need to haveContinue reading “Sacramento Arena Vote… Gee that was easy or was it?”

ASSHOLE? Fun with Bonnie and Margo (the conclusion)


At the end of the day, being a Lady win out….. Score 2 for Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell She  apologized to nearly everyone at the beginning of the meeting ,with a direct apology to  Oak Park activist Margo Rose-Brunson last night. Ms Rose Brunson, who could have walked away with a simple thank you ,but she took a coupleContinue reading “ASSHOLE? Fun with Bonnie and Margo (the conclusion)”

ASSHOLE? Fun with Bonnie and Margo at City Hall Tonight!


Microphones can be tricky.   You think there off and then BOOM, your on the news.      Opened mic’s have ended careers. One of our favorite gaffes was back in 09 when former(family-values crusader) Assembly member Mike Duvall Representing Orange County, proudly told a colleague, “So I am getting into spanking her… Yeah, I like it…Continue reading “ASSHOLE? Fun with Bonnie and Margo at City Hall Tonight!”