The Backroom has a few additional rules to suggest that might actually help shorten the length of council meetings.
In this issue we also chat with the city’s most boring politician, and reveal another name that has cropped up in the crowded pool of District 2 candidates.
The grand opening of the new Civic Center included the inevitable series of showtunes, with one singer doing a little speechifying between verses. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s find out!
Mayor Robert Garcia grabbed a knife, held on to the hands of past mayors Beverly O’Neill and Tom Clark, swatted the hands away, and then, well, murdered a cake.
Things went haywire on social media this week. We also have some fact-checking, updates on the Council District 2 and 1 races, and the ONE thing we’d like to take from the old City Hall.
Our phone has been buzzing with anonymous sources this week, most of them well-connected, wanting to dish tidbits about the topic du jour: the District 2 council race in March.
This week we have analysis of two races you should be paying attention to, a few significant March election updates and … a tie-dye can cozy?
In this inaugural edition of The Backroom, we discuss the special election in the fall, the citywide election in the spring, an awkward moment on the City Council dais—and serve up a cake frosted with shade.