Blogging Bayport Alameda

June 7, 2022

Winds of change

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

I’ve had a bunch of videos on my desktop for a while now and had meant to upload them, forgot and have finally revisited them to see what it was that I had intended to do with it. Apparently it was to highlight the inconsistency in Trish Spencer’s policy making from one day to the next, in this case it’s from her time on the City Council before to today. Back in 2016 when a project came before the City Council to build a senior assisted living home and memory clinic at one of the big vacant parcels in Harbor Bay close-ish to the ferry Trish Spencer called the site unacceptable for a “vulnerable” population because of the noise from the airport citing that building, essentially housing, there would put the settlement and agreements with the Port of Oakland at risk and that it was an incompatible use.

Of course that was before the specter of RHNA and the Housing Element loomed over Bay Farm. It was a simpler time when just saying “no” to everything using whatever tool was at your disposal was the norm for the day. Of course Trish Spencer has never bothered with consistency so her about face five years later when trying to find anywhere to put RHNA units that won’t fuss her base was not surprising.

Here she, and others fairly recently, have asked why we can’t just put more units at Harbor Bay Business Park forgetting, conveniently, about the deals struck with the Port of Oakland regarding flight patterns and noise mitigations that come when living next door to an international airport.

Honestly though, in the end, Trish Spencer (and probably Tony Daysog as well) isn’t going to do what needs to be done to zone parcels to bring Alameda’s Housing Element into compliance so we should just take her statements and petulant suggestions as just that: petty bullshit. Our own local version of Marjorie Taylor Greene was elected to the City Council not to really do any real work, but rather to troll the people actually doing the work. So, as we march into this election season and an inevitable rematch between Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Trish “when can homeless people no longer exist” Spencer ask yourself if you would vote for Marjorie Taylor Greene and if the answer is no then you probably should reconsider a vote for Trish Spencer if you were leaning in that direction.


  1. I remember back in the days Trish Spencer, while serving on the school board and probably on a PTA, was called “PTA Palin.” Looking back, that seems too kind in retrospect. Majorie Taylor Greene seems to be a much better summation of the kind of individual Trish Spencer is, intentionally causing havoc and pain wherever she goes.

    Comment by We All Need More Reality — June 7, 2022 @ 7:44 am

    • Poll today: 83% of Americans have a negative view of the economy, but go ahead and make an ignorant comparison of Trish, a registered Democrat and Latina, to any Republican, which is par for the course for desperate Progressives (all my opponents are Hitler).

      Despite rampant ballot harvesting and attack ads, with record high inflation, gas approaching $10 per gallon, and the explosion of crime and homelessness, the voters who have voted are in a surly mood. Watch what happens to Chesa Boudin who claimed evil billionaires and right wing Republicans are driving his recall.

      The “winds of change” today will not blow the way of the ruling party.

      Comment by Common Sense — June 7, 2022 @ 8:40 am

      • Trish may be a “registered Democrat,” but she admitted at one point she was a registered Republican as well, and even attended Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington DC. Whether she’s a Latina or not apparently has no bearing on her toxic politics (although BIPOC folks have noticed that she changes between “Trish Spencer” and “Trish Herrera Spencer” when it suits her).

        And be careful what you wish for. If Chesa Boudin does get recalled, there will be high expectations on his replacement to actually clean up crime and solve homelessness. No more jeering from the sideline without consequences. We can probably guess how well that will go.

        Comment by Trish Is Trash — June 7, 2022 @ 9:54 am

      • The Democratic Party is a big tent and, unfortunately, includes people like Trish Spencer who wants homeless people to not “exist” in her world but yet do little to nothing to help even though she has the power and position to do so.

        And it also includes Tony “I’m pretty much a Republican” Daysog who wants to be accepted and liked so much by legacy Alamedans that he grew up admiring and wanting to be like that he would sacrifice the West End of Alameda to get their love and regard.

        Comment by Lauren Do — June 7, 2022 @ 11:52 am

        • I remember Tony being so insecure about his political leanings because people were having serious doubts about him being an embarrassed Republican that he registered the domain, I shit you not, during one of his elections. The website is still active if anyone wants to confirm.

          Comment by JRB — June 7, 2022 @ 12:17 pm

      • WHATABOUT WHATABOUT WHATABOUT??? Did you get the attention you wanted?

        Comment by Rod — June 7, 2022 @ 8:57 pm

    • Love that: “PTA Palin” because she reminds me so much of Sarah Palin in so many ways. It doesn’t matter if she is Democrat or Latina, I just don’t like her or her politics. I was Republic at one time and I am Latino. I am now a Democrat and still Latino.

      Comment by Joe — June 7, 2022 @ 10:34 am

  2. What’s the blog world equivalent of a Pulitzer? Because whatever it is, today’s deserves one. Thank you, Lauren. You’ve finally nailed what’s been driving me crazy for years!

    Comment by Sleepy+Moe — June 7, 2022 @ 8:59 am

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