When I got there they were still
debating how to reorganize the schedule. I was there out of a sense of
duty. As a member of the Green Party of Santa Clara County's County
Council, I felt an obligation to go to the Green Party of California's
Finally they got down to business,
which was talking about the GPCA budget.
When we broke for lunch we had to go
upstairs to the cafeteria. I was pleasantly surprised to find Ross
Mirkarimi in the hall, hanging out and talking to people that
wanted to talk to him. He's in a rough situation right now. He can't
get a job because that will strengthen the hand of the people that
don't want him back in the Sherri f's seat. He doesn't have money
coming in, which is a strain. His wife and son have gone back to her
parents place. He described his state as "somewhere between purgatory
I told him I see what he's going
through as further proof that getting involved with the Democrats is a
Please visit the friends of Ross page and at least sign the petition.
He needs as many friends as he can get!
The recall that this guy was part of
was a recall of some County Supervisors that approved a Wal*Mart super
center. They were recalled, and permission to build it was reascended
by the new guys. I wish I could remember more of the details. A very
Meanwhile, the budget foo foo row went
on and on.
A real highlight of the event was the
Presidential Candidate debate across the street at the Victoria
Theater. Click the marquis to see more about that.
Lunch was provided by the Tamale Lady.
She is famous in the Mission District for her tamales. They were very
Mike Feinstein represented us at the
Global Greens meeting in Dakar. He's got the shirt to prove it.
The Alameda County voter guide is
probably the best thing to come out of the Green Party of California
yet again. Greg Jan wanted each of us to take some home to inspire the
people of our counties to do that kind of thing for next election.