A bit of cool news, Assistant City Manager Lisa Goldman will be saying goodbye to Alameda and moving on up into her own gig as City Manager of the City of Burlingame. Pretty awesome. I mean, not that this comes as any kind of a surprise to anyone, after all her stint as interim City Manager was rather impressive and she dealt with a lot of leftover budget issues from the previous City Manager and managed to make the whole budget process easier to understand than it had ever been previously.
So congratulations to Lisa Goldman, Alameda has definitely lost a great asset, but if anyone deserves to take on a City Managership of her own, it’s Lisa Goldman.
And, I had meant to write about this a while ago, can’t remember if I did or not, but former Assistant Manager and finalist for the Alameda City Manager job, David Brandt, took on his own big City Manager job in October. When I wrote about him going to Oregon, I mistook the city that he was going to with the city where Microsoft was located (Washington vs. Oregon) but arguably David Brandt has gotten the better of the two tech giants of this generation. He took on the role of City Manager in Cupertino, where Apple is headquartered.
In other news, the results are mostly finalish and Mike McMahon has broken down how the votes rolled in. Provisional and absentee ballots made up a huge portion of the votes cast. It looks like Stewart Chen might have been just a bit too slow in ramping up his campaign. He made up a lot of the difference between himself and Tony Daysog in the end, but too little too late.