By Robert Haugh
The City Council had a special meeting yesterday to officially adopt a resolution to put the November election on the ballot. Everyone attended — sorta.
Councilmembers Patty Mahan and Pat Kolstad dialed into the meeting. Mahan was listed on the agenda as calling in from 13845 Pine Street Bigfork, MT 59911. Kolstad was at 22200 East Bennett Lane Liberty Lake, WA 99019 — the home he moved to last summer.
This isn’t the first time the two dialed in. They did it on June 25. We’re wondering if they’ll be dialing in to a meeting on even numbered months from now on.
More Info on No on Measure A Report
But thanks to some eagle-eyed readers, we’ve added a couple paragraphs to the story:
Another plaintiff, Umar Kamal contributed $1,000. He said in a public Measure A debate at the Muslim Community Association with Charter Review Committee member Hosam Haggag, “please vote No on A so we can win the lawsuit.” Wow. He also moved away from Santa Clara recently.
Another interesting expenditure is a $1,000 payment to Eric Stroker, a consultant with past ties to Ed McGovern, the political consultant for disgraced former Councilman Dominic Caserta and the 49ers.
We’re not sure where Kamal moved. But maybe he can arrange to dial in to City Council meetings,too.