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January 7, 2022

Responsive vous plait

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

And if Trish Spencer not remembering when she was seated on the dais wasn’t embarrassing enough and saying absolutely mind boggling things like:

I was not on council back in March when this came to council that so that was actually prior to me being back on council.

Then you didn’t stick around to hear the referral about HOAs. So here’s some context: Trish Spencer prides herself on “being responsive” to her constituents. Once she returned to the Council and out of the Mayor’s chair it appears that “being responsive” just means throwing up their one email as a Council Referral. I’m not 100% sure about that so I’ve actually put in two PRAs to figure out if these referrals were based on many people emailing in or just one singular person. We know from previous PRA requests that Trish Spencer has made staff reroute one segment of a slow street based on emails from one individual. One. So while I’m not 100% sure the RV parking and the HOA referrals are based on one person emailing in I’m, like, 80% sure.

Tony Daysog in sycophantic Tony Daysog style was the first to pipe up and say that Trish Spencer’s referrals and concerns were valid. Which they were not. In fact I haven’t even ragged on the fact that Tony Daysog expressed great concerns about the inclusion of universal basic income on the reimaging public safety agenda item in January 2022 but voted for it in 2021. Yet another person who needs other, competent colleague to remind them of their own voting records.

Trish Spencer absolutely embarrassed herself by essentially telling on herself that she did literally no work on her “being responsive” mantra and, instead, the issue was solved by another Councilperson — in this case John Knox White — sending a few emails and making a few phone calls to actually solve this constituent complaint rather than bog down the entire Council agenda.

Put it this way, what Trish Spencer did would be the equivalent of, say, Congresswoman Barbara Lee taking one random email from one random constituent and announcing on the floor of the House that the entire House needs to address this issue because she got an email about it. It’s absolutely ridiculous. And then to justify it as being responsive to constituent concerns when Trish Spencer can’t be bothered to respond to legitimate public records requests from constituents is the height of absurdity.


  1. One week on Trish Spencer….

    Comment by Mirror — January 7, 2022 @ 11:56 am

    • Then her friends should probably check on her. Trish has been going off the rails lately, and it’s frankly embarrassing to have it all play out publicly on the taxpayers’ dime.

      Comment by Trish Is Still Trash — January 7, 2022 @ 1:39 pm

      • You are so much like Donald Trump….saying things you know shit about…calling Trish an alcoholic…Lauren use to have standards about people signing with different names all the time…so I think the only trashy person here…is you…

        Comment by J.c. — January 7, 2022 @ 1:53 pm

    • It would sure be nice to have a council without one member who does so much bad shit that they require a week of reporting on!

      Comment by Rod — January 7, 2022 @ 1:47 pm

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