The gift that keeps on giving for Alameda focused journalists and bloggers everywhere: Trish Spencer. Shockingly though the Trish apologists seem to be fairly quiet these days because it’s really hard to defend the indefensible.
Steven Tavares who wrote the now infamous Alameda Magazine piece also has access to the whole unedited video that was taped of Trish Spencer talking about what she loves about Alameda and endorsing the Utility Modernization Act. The shocking thing about the whole unedited video is how difficult it is for Trish Spencer to talk about what she likes about Alameda which should be easy for the Mayor of a city. It should be the talking point that you prepare prior to an appointment to film a piece for use by the City of Alameda.
But even worse than not knowing what she likes about the City of Alameda is the fact that after saying that she liked the safe schools, Trish Spencer immediately back tracked, said that the schools are not safe and chortled about it as though the thought of the schools in Alameda being safe was some huge joke.
I wish I was exaggerating about that characterization:
It’s unclear about what exactly is so unsafe about our schools that is so hilarious to Trish Spencer when she described it as “safe.”
It should be no surprise to folks that Trish Spencer has come out against the renewal parcel tax, has signed the ballot argument against the parcel tax with Alameda luminaries such as David Howard and Leland Traiman.