Conflict of Interest at City Hall? The Big (Wal Mart)Box Vote


What is Conflict of interest?   Answer:  A conflict between the private interests and the official responsibilities of a person in a position of trust. Local Donations to the Sacramento Mayor and Council Members From Wal Mart From the Sacramento Bee Mayor Kevin Johnson $800,000 Jay Schenirer foundation received $50,000. Councilwoman Angelique Ashby summer camp program received $7,000. DarrellContinue reading “Conflict of Interest at City Hall? The Big (Wal Mart)Box Vote”

Wal Mart Raining on Sacramento Politicians may result in more Wal Marts


Wal Mart hasn’t built a superstore in Sacramento  in years…   But that might change…..  As the city is considering changing its big box store policy.     Will those members of the council who accepted money from Wal Mart abstain? According to the Bee,  Wal Mart has donated $800,000 to Mayor Kevin Johnson andContinue reading “Wal Mart Raining on Sacramento Politicians may result in more Wal Marts”

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.

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians


After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal fromContinue reading “The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians”