San Jose Mercury News Gets It Wrong – Santa Clara Mayor Gillmor Under Attack from pro-49er councilmembers
Santa Clara, CA – San Jose Mercury News reporter Ramona Giwargis published a story today with false accusations and claims that Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gilmor is using the City’s PR Firm without authorization. '
Let’s clarify the facts.
- The entire City Council approved a motion to hire Banner Public Relations to help communicate important city initiatives to our community. The reason the City Council decided to hire an external PR Firm was due to their struggle to get accurate and truthful news out to Santa Clara residents.
- Mayor Gillmor is a spokesperson identified to represent the City of Santa Clara like the other Council Members – all are spokespeople that need to engage with the PR Firm for media training and interview preparation.
- The City Attorney reviewed the meeting notes between Mayor Gillmor and the PR Firm and found no violation of the city charter.
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Santa Clara City Council Members Patricia Mahan and Dominic Caserta have flipped-flopped on the Levis Stadium 10pm weekday curfew. Back in 2010, Patricia Mahan was the Santa Clara Mayor and Dominic Caserta was a Santa Clara City Council Member. They both voted in support of the Levis Stadium 10pm weekday curfew. Read More...Read more
The Santa Clara Stadium Authority (managed by StadCo/ManCo aka, the San Francisco 49ers) are politicizing their failure to book Ed Sheeran's weekday concert at Levis Stadium because they can't run the concert past the 10pm noise curfew. They are using the news to throw Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gilmor under the bus, and Santa Clara Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta is too eager to attack Mayor Gilmor for following the City of Santa Clara law.
San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido is crying about lost revenues, but why can't Guido/StadCo just start the concert earlier to comply with the stadium regulations? Do you think pop-star Ed Sheering knows anything about Santa Clara's 10pm curfew or cares when the concert starts and ends?Read more
Join Santa Clara resident and super community activist Hosam Haggag tonight (Thur/May 18th) at 8pm when he kicks-off the new "Transparency Tour" with Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor. Click here to join the Town Hall chat on Hosam's Facebook page.
The objective of the Transparency Tour is to engage Santa Clara residents on the issues we all care about and to bring more transparency to our local government. Events will be hosted in public meeting locations and broadcast live on Facebook. Video recordings will also be archived for viewing on his Facebook page.
Police Chief Mike Sellers is trying to push the city council to pay extra for the security at the 49ers vs Seahawks game that was played Jan 1, 2017.
But it’s against the law -- Measure J the taxpayer protection act that prohibits general fund money from being used for stadium operations.
Sellers says that the police officers who voluntarily sign up to work at the game had to be promised extra pay because not enough people wanted to work. But there are two big problems: no one approved the expenditure and it violates Measure J.
What’s Sellers thinking? During the campaign, he was criticized for not understanding Measure J and breaking the law. Now, he’s doing it again.