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January 30, 2019

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It Don't Come Easy

ah, from the mouths of bureaucrats.

Joe

Speaking of bureaucrats from the North Bay, I hope they put this guy out to pasture:

The chairman of the Bay Area’s powerful Metropolitan Transportation Commission may have a hard time getting reappointed, after landing at the center of a housing debate that has cut through cities and counties throughout the region.

Jake Mackenzie’s fate was in the hands of a selection committee of nine Sonoma County mayors who met Thursday night in Healdsburg to pick members of various boards. He was the only person who had submitted a letter of interest for the MTC, a seat he has held since 2008.

But in an abrupt move, the committee voted 6-3 to extend the filing deadline for letters of interest to March 1, so that other candidates can apply.

The delay is the latest twist in a battle that Mackenzie is waging in Rohnert Park, where he serves as a city councilman. Last month, Mackenzie’s City Council colleagues stripped him of two board positions — one on the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, the other on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.

Though they said it was time for new blood, Mackenzie accused the council of retaliating against him for supporting an MTC housing initiative to build 35,000 a year throughout the region.

“There are certainly some elected officials in Sonoma County who feel that as chair of a regional governance board, I should have a very parochial attitude,” he said, referring to Rohnert Park’s firm embrace of “local control” of housing decisions.
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The guy is 79 so he won't be around to see the damage done by his political positions. Good riddance. How do we clean out more of the MTC?

J. Mir

How come you get that mag for free but I have to pay $9 for it at the grocery store? Must be something only the gentry gets...

Joe

I have no idea. It's been that way for years and my whole street gets it...........

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