Davis mayor rips ‘volley
of negative attack ads’
In the 1992 vice presidential debate, Admiral James Stockdale famously said he felt like he was watching a pingpong match between “expert professional politicians” Al Gore and Dan Quayle.
That sentiment, albeit on a considerably reduced scale, sums up a letter from Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza denouncing the “volley of negative attack ads” against a pair of fellow Democrats running to replace termed-out Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis.
“There are plenty of policy decisions about which I disagree with my opponents, but the topics of these recent attacks are baseless and dishonest,” Krovoza writes in an open letter about the independently funded hit pieces.
One of the misleading ads criticizes Davis Councilman Dan Wolk for joining with his colleagues to hike water rates without community input. There was ample participation in the process, according to press reports.
Meantime, an attack on Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd rips the official for signing off on board member pay raises. Local newspaper reports at the time said the raise was mandated by a county ordinance.
– Christopher Cadelago
“I have a couple of questions, none of them prurient in nature."
ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY, at a hearing on a bill requiring porn actors to wear condoms. Despite Donnelly’s opposition, Assembly Bill 1576 is headed for an Assembly floor vote.