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January 9, 2018

We can work it out

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

Rewinding to that City Council meeting last Tuesday, there were some cringe worthy moments that elicited this commentary on Twitter as the meeting was happening:

In case you don’t have time to watch the, yet again, overly long City Council meeting, I’ve snipped out the relevant parts referenced in the tweets above for your ease. It will take less than seven minutes to get through:


  1. I guess one can never overuse the “Trumpian” label.

    Comment by MP — January 9, 2018 @ 7:50 am

    • If the unprofessional behavior fits…

      Comment by Lauren Do — January 9, 2018 @ 9:05 am

      • I thought Trumpian meant something beyond mere unprofessionalism. The mayor’s statement in the video, while unnecessarily antagonistic – but apparently accurate (a feature notably lacking in Trumpism) – doesn’t fit.

        Comment by MP — January 9, 2018 @ 9:54 am

  2. I have not been to a council meeting in several years. Is this how the mayor normally acts during council meetings?

    Comment by Spanky McDoogle (@SpankyMcDoogle) — January 9, 2018 @ 8:42 am

    • I would rather not get too negative so I will leave it as yes, our mayor conducts herself and our Council meetings in an inappropriate and unbecoming manner on a very consistent basis.

      Comment by dya — January 9, 2018 @ 9:01 am

    • Sadly, yes.

      Comment by Jon Spangler — January 10, 2018 @ 8:21 am

  3. There must be a corollary to Godwin’s law: sooner or later, every argument devolves into comparing whoever you don’t like to Trump. Call it “Vigi’s Law”

    Comment by vigi — January 9, 2018 @ 9:06 am

  4. Have you ever run a meeting? Do you know Roberts Rules of Order? Do you know how to express yourself succinctly and get to the point? I have never heard any speaker at any council or school board meeting who had something to say that could not have been said in 2 minutes. It would be far better if the local politicians would be limited to 2 minutes along with all members of the public to encourage people to think before they speak.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — January 9, 2018 @ 7:47 pm

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