Blogging Bayport Alameda

October 26, 2016


Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

The other day this graphic started appearing on various Alameda specific Facebook feeds which made it appear as though FAAS was endorsing the listed candidates.


When the person that posted the graphic was pressed about whether or not FAAS was endorsing the candidates the answer given was pretty cagey.   Yesterday someone forwarded me an email from FAAS that indicated that were aware that their logo was being used in a manner that made it appear as though they had endorsed candidates.

So, just to completely clarify FAAS is not endorsing any candidate for office despite the tricksy graphic that made it appear as though they were doling out endorsements.



  1. Called out at first. Close play. Under review. As of now, 2 for 3.

    Comment by MP — October 26, 2016 @ 7:53 am

    • Batting out of order!

      Comment by CD — October 26, 2016 @ 7:56 am

      • Close only counts in horseshoes

        Comment by MP — October 26, 2016 @ 8:09 am

      • It’s crazy that a local politics blog would do multiple series of posts about local politicians leading up to the local election.

        Comment by brock — October 26, 2016 @ 9:23 am

  2. What’s the deal with the red/white/blue L1/M1 signs that appear to be switched?

    Are people cutting & pasting or did both campaigns print signs with that design?

    Comment by dave — October 26, 2016 @ 8:44 am

    • Someone is stealing Yes On M1 signs, carving and reassembling and replacing them. In case the strategy of confusing voters (and being super creepy) wasn’t clear.

      Comment by BMac — October 26, 2016 @ 8:47 am

    • Silly and illegal if taking someone else’s property.

      Anyway, no using this in any campaign. This is just for laughs and probably applies equally to both or all sides of many campaigns. Some of this reminds me of the Flying Elvis scene in Honeymoon in Vegas (confusion over which parachute ripcord to pull). Obviously, my tastes run from low to just short of middlebrow.

      Comment by MP — October 26, 2016 @ 10:17 am

  3. The doctor recommends Prilosec.

    Comment by jack — October 26, 2016 @ 9:55 am

  4. So. Inquiring minds want to know. Who is behind this heinous act? Roloff? Daysog? One of The Kevin’s? Or ‘a ‘group of concerned, rich citizens not beholden to a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate’?

    Comment by Not. A. Alamedan — October 26, 2016 @ 11:02 am

    • One individual was posting the graphic on various FB feeds. I asked the poster on one of the groups, directly, if FAAS was endorsing. The individual’s answer referenced something about a “we” but never explained who the “we” was. When I asked if FAAS was endorsing the candidates, there was never a definitive “yes” or “no” from that individual. That exchange was deleted by the poster so I can’t go back to see if there was eventually an answer.

      Comment by Lauren Do — October 26, 2016 @ 11:26 am

  5. I thought I did see a ‘no”, but “we” know they all support FAAS, so it seemed appropriate to include FAAS as part of our piece. I found it confusing, and was assuming that FAAS as an organization was endorsing them, until I saw a separate posting from FAAS that they don’t endorse. Jean Sweeney park was in there too, and Jim Sweeney was out in front of the tube campaigning for Jennifer Roloff today, so that is a bit confusing as well.

    Comment by Kate Quick — October 26, 2016 @ 11:41 am

    • Kate, what did you mean ‘ “we” know they all support FAAS, so it seemed appropriate to include FAAS as part of our piece.’ Do you mean you posted this as part of a group endorsing Daysog and Roloff? Or the candidates posted it since they support FAAS? I am very confused.

      Comment by Kevis Brownson — October 26, 2016 @ 6:08 pm

  6. Does anyone have a copy of the tentative ruling(s) in the Boatworks v. Alameda case on motions set for hearing on Nov. 2? Alameda Magazine has a story reporting a tentative ruling denying a motion or motions made by the City.

    Comment by MP — October 26, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

    • Nothing is available on Domainweb

      Comment by MP — October 26, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

      • cancel that

        Comment by MP — October 26, 2016 @ 6:44 pm

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