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Friday, January 27, 2006

Your New City Council Member

Posted by on January 27 at 9:00 AM

If all goes as planned, the city council will choose a new colleague to fill council position #9 this morning at 9:30 am. The voting system chosen by new council president Nick Licata is similar to proportional representation. Council members will each get three weighted votes, and each council member will be required to make three choices. Each council member’s first choice will get three points, or votes; second choice will get two; and third choice will get three. Then all the votes will be tallied and the voting will go into a second round. Of the six finalists, my money is on Sharon Maeda or Venus Velazquez; proportional systems, however, tend to benefit second-tier candidates, which could hand the council position to compromise candidate Stella Chao.

More details after the vote.

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third choice gets one point, right?

Looks like Sally Clark got it.

Congrats to Sally, great resume, great lobbying effort, promising career underway,

Erica, like your stuff --- but why did you deal Sally out? I thinought if the nod did not go for Sibonga, who is super in her own right, Sally was the top choice.

Her resume is tailor made for this moment.

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