OPINION: I’m a Santa Clara Resident Who Wants to Serve on the Planning Commission Even if Anthony Becker Wants to Knock Me Off

By Ron Patrick

The City Council voted unanimously for me to serve on the Santa Clara Planning Commission.

Councilman Anthony Becker wants to reconsider his vote and my appointment one month after it was made. He says he “discovered” a few hours after the vote that I may not be a city resident.

Let me clarify the facts.

First, I have changed my legal voting residence to 5191 Lafayette in Santa Clara. 

Elections Code 349 allows a person to have more than one residence at a time, but only one domicile for voting purposes. 

I do reside at 5191 Lafayette in Santa Clara, and I have designated that place as my “residence for voting purposes” pursuant to Elections Code 349. 

I have had a nomadic life since my divorce in 2010, which is when I bought the property on Lafayette. At that time and in a very short period, I lost my wife, my children, my father, my best friend, and my secretary. 

I still own the marital house, which is in Mountain View. 

During this time of profound loss, I purchased my property in Santa Clara, and I consider it to be my home base for the rest of my life. 

As such, I am deeply invested in Santa Clara’s success. I am an involved citizen. I want to play an active role in ensuring a vibrant future. I value fairness and good planning. I pay attention. I devour information voraciously. I am smart. And I am relentless in my commitment to justice. 

My quest to be on the Commission is already costing me a bundle in terms of time and money.

Why am I doing this? Because I am passionate about the future of Tasman East and I care deeply about Santa Clara. 

If I am allowed to serve on the Planning Commission, you can be sure that my dedication to the success of Santa Clara will not waver, and I will do a careful and good job for all the citizens. I will be a passionate advocate for smart and fair development in this city of ours.

This is a decision that is essentially political. And many Santa Clara residents watching this process think there’s a political agenda at work, including me.

Maybe it’s because I’ve raised issues in the past about how the stadium events negatively impact neighborhoods and more needs to be done about it. 

To be fair, the staff at the Community Development Department might find me annoying at times, but I want things done right, and I work hard to make sure that happens. 

This motivation would make me a good Planning Commissioner and I hope to serve my City as one.

16 comments

  1. Becker is the guy that just drove into district 6. For a carpetbagger he has a lot to say about residency. His whiny b**** attitude still comes through loud and clear.

    Looks like Beckers putting on a few pounds. His head’s getting a little rounder.

  2. 5191 Lafayette is an industrial building, not a residential building. And that’s the issue – you’re “living” in an industrial 1960’s tilt-up without a residential conversion permit, so the logical question is – are you only using this for a mailing address and living in MV?

    Otherwise you make a great Commissioner but you need to get your living status corrected.

  3. That just like Becker, this Monkey Pox candidate can’t handle any controversy or push back. Who knew Suds was the same way, rather than debate just silence or get rid of any opposition. Politics leads to strange relationships.

    • These two also wrote an op ed piece asking to be exempted from.Public Records Act after dispatching Abel Cardona to ask for 15 public record acts on Haugh. I will say this again, communications with Haugh are irrelevant. Private meetings with 49ers between Jain and 49ers about Haugh are subject to CPRA as he is entitled to know why.

  4. Might I suggest that instead of joining the Planning Commission, you run to unseat one of the 49er FIVE council?

    • Wrong district. He is in Kathy’s. Look i will say it again, Becker is a bug.

  5. Who the heck does Becker think he is? Too big for his head! His ego is bigger than him! Becker is the new emperor’s new clothes. He is weak. Cannot trust himself. Relies on others. Cannot be honest. Cannot speak the truth and what is right.

    In the end. He is not a leader.

  6. Becker is also trying to kick off Hossam Haggag for a false rumor. Becker and Suds Jain have been reported to CAIR for their racist attack on Haggag.

    • Becker and Jain go after this guy who is not a big fan of Related at all. That is a Lisa Gillmor pet project and she backs him totally.

    • Dr Ron Patrick

      A. QUALIFIED ELECTOR ACCORDING TO STATE OF CALUFORNIA. (SCROV is a local arm of state》

      B. BASED ON HIS STORY HE WOULD BE A UNIQUE COMMISSIONER AND ONE OF THE JEWS ON CITY COMMISSIONS- no wonder Jain and Becker hate him.

      C. I AM TOTALLY OPPOSED TO HAUGH STILL AM, BUT HE GETS ACCOLADE FOR RUNNING PATRICK’S STORY. HE GETS PLUS TODAY.

      D. BECKER ABEL CARDONA AND JAIN HAVE FILED 15 CPRAS ON HAUGH. Unfair. I will say it when I think it is unfair regarding Haugh. He does not deserve that. You want to challange him Jain Becker and Cardona have the guts to do it directly.

      E. THIS SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT ATTACK ON HAGGAG, RACIST AND UNFAIR. IF I THINK HAGGAG IS BEING ATTACKED UNFAIRLY I WILL SAY SO.

      F. It is wrong and unethical for Park, Becker and Jain to meet twice a month with 49ers. WRONG

      G. BECKER FOR MAYOR. A bad film
      The Mcgovern (you owe me 12 grand, loser), Gillmor is best qualified. Politically I agree with Lisa about 69 percent,Kathy about 31 percent. But the crap Jain and Becker pull about talking about their coffee cups and dresses is sexist and stupid.

      H. Cpras. I will withdraw all of them provided Jain and Becker stop. Private meetings with 49ers. Park resign, he is 5 time fppc violator.

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