Council members Angelique Ashby Jeff Harris say no to Mayor Steinberg’s U plans


  Mayor Steinberg will need  to convince five council members to support his controversial  plans to issues bonds from Measure U or Uoops. Risky and Bankrupt were just some of the words used at Tuesday’s City council meeting.   He has two firm no’s from District 3 Council Member Jeff Harris and Angelique Ashby  representing DistrictContinue reading “Council members Angelique Ashby Jeff Harris say no to Mayor Steinberg’s U plans”

Mayor Steinberg U Promised


Norma Citizen works hard ,the money she earns goes to her household.    Rent slash Mortgage, Food, Medical, Car Payments, Insurance, savings* etc.   Bonuses, Overtime, refunds, might be applied to a luxury, but only after her families general obligations are met. There are quite a few Norma Citizen’s out there.  Families who would may needContinue reading “Mayor Steinberg U Promised”

“Heck” No To Sacramento’s Measure U


In the fall of 2012, citizens approved Measure U a temporary half cent sales tax increase. Sacramento ,like the rest of the country was hit hard by Financial Crises of 2007-2008 .  Fire Stations, Libraries, Community centers closed all over the city.   There were layoffs in every department including Fire and police. Income from thisContinue reading ““Heck” No To Sacramento’s Measure U”

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.