While it was pretty eyebrow raising to see Tony Daysog’s most recent campaign contributions align nearly perfectly with his “no” vote on the senior facility on Bay Farm, this is not the first time that Tony Daysog has acted very specifically for the benefit of a select few in Alameda.
In this case, Tony Daysog called for review a project on behalf of certain residents in order to help them avoid paying for appeal fees that other Alamedans without a hotline to a City Councilmember would typically have to pay.
In early November of 2015, Tony Daysog called the container project at the foot of the Park Street Bridge for review. In that email he wrote:
Several residents have asked me if I’d call for review the matter of the Park Street container project that the Planning Board deliberated over last week. I indicated that I don’t have an opinion on the matter one way or the other but, per their arguments, I’d oblige them by bringing this to Council for further public input and Council deliberation.
In late November of 2015, an op-ed by Reyla Graber was published railing against the project.
One of the letters asking the City Council to overturn the project was from Pat Gannon:
Both names should sound familiar because both were large contributors to Tony Daysog’s campaign:
Just a reminder, “special interests” are people that give to other candidates. “Public interests” are people who give to Tony Daysog: