Best and Worst of the Week in Santa Clara: The Federal Stimulus Funding and Flavored Tobacco

By Robert Haugh

The Good — The Leg Drop Award

The City began budget deliberations this week. We learned that approximately $26 million in Federal stimulus funds will fill a big hole in the City’s budget. Whew.

The Bad — The Jabroni Award:

Lots of studies show that flavored tobacco is bad for our kids. But that’s not stopping disgraced former Councilman Dominic Caserta from lobbying Vice Mayor Raj Chahal and Councilman Suds Jain on behalf of the tobacco industry’s interests.

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