A Tale of Two Columns

So here’s the gist of Berkeley Daily Planet columnist Jesse Douglas Allen-Taylor’s latest bit of Dellums defense: I’ve never been shy about airing my own criticisms of the mayor (hah!), but at least he’s not a nasty, kneecapping, vindictive ratfucker like Ignacio De la Fuente. Case in point: Nacho’s attempt to tweak the rules on city councilmembers’ discretionary budgets, in order to allegedly deprive Councilwoman Desley Brooks’ free summer Arroyo Viejo Park concerts of public funding. It’s no secret that De la Fuente and Brooks loathe one another, and De la Fuente tried to gut those free concerts out of pure spite. Last election, the choice was between Dellums and De la Fuente, and even if you don’t care for the incumbent, this latest little move shows what Oakland could have been stuck with if St. Ron hadn’t descended from the heavens.

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