By Robert Haugh
The Good —The Leg Drop Award:
Pat Nikolai was sworn in as Santa Clara’s new police chief this week. He’ll fill the rest of Mike Sellers’ term this year. Then, he’ll run for a full four-year term. Nikolai almost beat the controversial Sellers four years ago. The morale at the police department has improved a lot since Sellers left and Nikolai took over. Congratulations to Chief Nikolai.
The Bad — The Jabroni Award:
The “Not” the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce wanted to get involved in how the City distributed money to small businesses in the Mission City during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they haven’t really done anything. They haven’t raised any money to help the people they represent in Santa Clara.