Based on the twitter live updates of #alamtg for Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the meeting appeared to be a hot mess. I supposed that’s what you get when you put a bunch of people on a policy body who can barely tolerate each other.
Anyway, one item of interest for folks should have been the Fire Prevention Bureau agenda item. Personally I thought this one was an obvious gimme given that the huge Ghost Ship Warehouse fire that just happened resulting in a huge loss of life. The lack of government oversight has been pointed to as one of the culprits contributing exponentially to the issue, so yeah, it should have been an obvious one for the City Council to pass because: fire death.
Here are some of the tweets recapping the agenda item:
Oh look, what a surprise, Trish Spencer asking for requirement of city government workers that has been explained over and over again as not enforceable.
So yeah, Trish Spencer votes against the fire prevention bureau because, well (1) firefighters and (2) it’s Trish Spencer. I can see the campaign mailer right now. A photo a burned out Ghost Ship Warehouse. An inset photo of Trish Spencer and a reminder that she voted against preventive building inspections. That quote from the Oakland Firefighters union chief would be a good pull quote as well on the mailer.