To add to the list of people Tony Daysog doesn’t support from yesterday with slight modifications based on added info about the APC’s residents:
Poor peopleFormerly homeless Veterans
- Formerly homeless families with children
- Bus riders seeing shelter from inclement weather
Back when Tony Daysog was termed out and sought to run for the AC Transit seat, he tried to beef up his transit creds by making all these claims about his work on the City Council. But one of the more disappointing things that he did was to help tank efforts by the City to get bus shelters installed in the City which would have been funded by advertising on the shelter itself. Unfortunately for Tony Daysog, but fortunately for voters, the record was quickly corrected. From the factchecker:
Tony’s positioning of the ARTS (Alamedans for responsible transit shelters) group as a group of arts (small a) enthusiasts is just plain wrong. They were citizens who were concerned about a) bus shelters in neighborhoods and b) against advertising on bus shelters if they had to be put in.
The ARTS group was formed at the suggestion of Mayor Johnson, while Councilmember Daysog took to the Don Roberts show (and the council dais) to deride the weather concerns of Alameda riders. “It’s not like we live in Seattle” was my favorite quote. The council minutes discreetly report that Tony stated that the “rainy season is being overstated.”
Further, it was Mayor Johnson and City Manager Flint actually met with the ARTS group.
Tony, as you refused to speak with anyone but ARTS and were not involved in any of the actual discussions except at the council where you agreed with the majority, it would be helpful for me (and voters I would imagine) for you to explain which “hammer” you were dropping to make things move forward.
And, true to form when the agenda item came up in 2004 to approving the siting criteria of how bus shelter would be placed, Tony Daysog abstained. Leadership!
The worst part of all this is that even though the initial plan was to have 24 bus shelters built, much less than that number were built because Tony Daysog carried the water for the anti-bus shelter group. A group that used dog-whistle tactics like creating mock billboards on bus shelters featuring fried chicken advertisements.