Also on Tuesday night before the lack of leadership from two City Councilmembers so concerned with lack of civility in public discourse when it’s directed at them but not when it’s directed at someone else, there was an agenda item about extending the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Alameda Point Collaborative (formerly homeless families), Operation Dignity (formerly homeless veterans), and Building Futures for Women and Children (formerly homeless families escaping domestic violence).
Remember, this was the collective that outgoing City Councilmember Tony Daysog was adamant about not carving out additional units from the Alameda Point allocation that would specifically be earmarked for formerly homeless veterans with PTSD.
I’m not about to just give away 67 units to APC\Mid Peninsula without figuring out what’s the appropriate types of housing I want to see out there
We are not going to simply give away 67 units to Mid Peninsula/Collaborative under the guise of this Specific Plan process.
Then on Tuesday night something amazing happened, which I tweeted here:
In typical Tony Daysog fashion he voted for AND against something in order to say that he was both for AND against a particular issue.
Not a whole lot happened between the November 1 City Council meeting and the December 6 City Council — well except a little thing like not being re-elected on to the City Council — that would have made someone go from “no additional units until I’m satisfied with this larger plan this group won’t even be writing” and “sure let’s go ahead with this and let’s make sure those Veterans with PTSD get their additional units too, mkay?”
I’ll point out that during the November 1 meeting Tony Daysog was keen on calling the consortium “Mid Pen” as though somehow the lack of Alameda-ness of the name was disqualifying. On December 6 he wanted to make sure we all knew he was supporting this housing for “Veterans with PTSD” and dropped the “Mid Pen” labeling on Tuesday night.
Perhaps Tony Daysog really did want to give those units to the coalition after all but felt as though the base he was courting would rather see him obstruct. But we’ll never know who the real Tony Daysog is because he never held any politically consistent positions other than to hold his finger in the air and attempt to discern which way the political winds were blowing. That’s not leadership. Just like his silence in the face of the odiousness he was decrying on Tuesday night was not leadership either.