By Robert Haugh
The Good —The Leg Drop Award:
The Council approved an “agrihood” development by the Core Companies. It’ll be a cool urban farm in Santa Clara near Valley Fair. It would not have happened if Kirk Vartan, a local businessman and community leader, didn’t have the vision in 2006.
The Bad — The Jabroni Award:
The County Assessor Larry Stone lost an assessment appeal to the 49ers. The team got a huge tax break — about $6 million a year for 40 years. Wow. But Stone didn’t say that he was close to the team. He didn’t say that he led a Stadium committee and got free tickets. And reporters who covered the story didn’t either. And it was even on his Wikipedia page.