In case you were all holding your breath about Stewart Chen’s City Council run, exhale. On Facebook he has declared that he does not intend to run for City Council after all. But I have to say that I found his declarations of his values for Alameda to be interesting:
I have always believed in a strong government that is primarily concerned with providing for the needs of all its residents including affordable and adequate housing, steady employment, clean parks, and safe neighborhoods.
According to his post he will be meeting with all the candidates to anoint one with his blessing.
I’m not even sure why he’s even bothering with the rigmarole because we already know it’s going to be Tony Daysog. Based on legislative styles and the types of issues they both champion it’s pretty obvious.
Plus could you see Stewart Chen actually throwing his support behind Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft? Perhaps he might be more open to Malia Vella, but since he and Tony Daysog largely share the same political style, it’s the obvious endorsement.