AWARDS: Best and Worst of the Week — Councilwoman Kathy Watanabe Pushed for Outdoor Dining to Help Santa Clara Restaurants

By Robert Haugh

The Good —The Leg Drop Award

Kudos to Councilwoman Kathy Watanabe for helping our restaurants. A lot of them are struggling these days. Outdoor dining could help improve business. Because of her, the City is fast-tracking permits and waiving fees that could cost up to $6,000.

The Bad — The Jabroni Award:

No Jabroni this week.


  1. Coming this fall from the creators of Parks And Recreation is a darker comedy based on Santa Clara politics….. wait for it….

    • Let’s hope it’s cancelled November 3. Keep the ship moving forward, Lisa and crew!!

    • Monica, I do not think we have met, but I am in total agreement with you. Santa Clara residents need to remain focus on what is best for our City. We are so close to being a company town, one election that goes wrong and Yorkville could be a reality. That scares me more than you can imagine.
      Jed York and his company will never stop trying to take over this town. We are just 6 years into a 40 year agreement. Because I actually voted for the stadium, it is now on me to do all that I can to make sure Santa Clara somehow comes out on top of all of this.
      I support our Mayor, new Chief of Police.
      Santa Clara is my hometown and where I have raise my kids.
      Have a great one, Burt Field

  2. I’m pretty sure you tried to admonish Anthony for a record of being late. I’m not going to hunt for the video. I understand you are now on the same team.

  3. It hasn’t worked out well for you has its Sud’s. Isn’t it this going to be 0-4? When you were the chair of the planning commission I remember you were trying and remove Anthony Becker for being late several times. Such hypocrisy.

    I can’t imagine any of Patty’s candidates having a chance as they have all historically lost in the past. Best of luck.

Leave a Reply