By Robert Haugh
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse …
Today’s Santa Clara City Council Priority Setting Meeting has been canceled. That’s right, it was canceled.
Most of the items on the agenda required a City Manager and the 49er “Four” fired Deanna Santana last week.
But an emergency meeting has been called for tonight to hire an attorney according to a City Notice that went out yesterday.
The notice did not say City Attorney. That’s right, we still don’t have one since Brian Doyle was also fired without cause at the end of October, 2021.
So this must be for an attorney to help the Council deal with Santana’s dismissal.
If you watched the meeting or read news stories about the Council’s actions last week, you’re probably scratching your head.
Wasn’t that what Assistant City Attorney Su Reuter suggested the Council do before taking action against Santana? Yup. Wow.
But the 49er Four did not listen to Reuter before taking action. Now, they’re doing it afterward. Double wow.
For those in the community writing that Santa Clara is in chaos thanks to the 49er Four, it’s hard to argue.