By Robert Haugh
A Weekly Summary from the Mission City’s Best News Source
Residents don’t trust the 49ers and are unhappy with traffic and other nuisances, especially in the Northside, nearest Levi’s Stadium. That’s what we learned from detailed city surveys of Santa Clara residents.
The Santa Clara Chamber is boiling in hot water due to their mismanagement of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). City staff finds commingling of funds and self-dealing issues allegedly done by Chamber.
Mismanagement and malfeasance leads to Santa Clara Chamber losing control of the CVB. New info is revealed including the Chamber giving free rentals for political events associated with Chamber directors. The City Council comes up with 60-day plan to maintain staffing while new management comes aboard.
Several prominent members of the Santa Clara community — including a respected former councilwoman Keri Procunier McLain verbally lambast Councilwoman Patty Mahan and Councilman Pat Kolstad at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. They are accused of being disrespectful and dishonest when they refused to vote for a replacement for disgraced former Councilman Dominic Caserta. Some call for censure. Kolstad’s residency once again called into question.
Editor’s Note: We have been informed by multiple sources that Chamber director Lou Mariani has told several community members that Santa Clara Weekly Publisher/Lobbyist Miles Barber, also a Chamber director, is suffering from pneumonia and was in critical care earlier this week. We hope for a speedy recovery and send our thoughts and prayers.