By Robert Haugh
Last month, the Santa Clara Fire and Police Department Honor Guards honored the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and gave tribute to the fallen heroes.
In attendance were Mayor Lisa Gillmor, Councilmembers Anthony Becker, Suds Jain and Kathy Watanabe.
Conspicuous by their absence were Council members Raj Chahal, Karen Hardy and Kevin Park.
City Council calendars were just released for the month of September. The calendars for Chahal, Hardy, and Park reveal that they could have attended the event but they chose not to do so. It was a Saturday morning.
Chahal, Hardy, and Park had no conflicting events on their calendars. None.
The event was held at Santa Clara City Hall. All three Councilmembers live within a 10-minute drive of City Hall.