“I’ve decided that I want to deal with puppies instead of people,” said Angeli, an avid dog-lover who formed and led a fund-raising committee to help the city buy police dogs. “I’m thinking about doing doggie daycare.”
Don’t show up at her door with your beloved Fido just yet.
Angeli has also postponed her planned retirement from BART, where she is the leader of the professional chapter of SEIU at the transit agency. The bulk of BART’s union contracts expire June 30, 2009, and veteran bargainer Angeli says she will stay around and participate in the next round of talks.
“I was in the rotation next year to be mayor in Pleasant Hill and I couldn’t do both jobs anyway,” Angeli said. “I need to be here for negotiations.”
And no, Angeli says she’s not the slightest bit fearful of falling into the doldrums after she sheds her mantle of power, turns in her key to City Hall and passes into the ranks of political has-beens.
“The $585 the city pays me isn’t nearly enough for the twice-monthly public floggings,” said Angeli, referring to City Council meetings.
Pleasant Hill politics just won’t be the same without Sue Angeli. She’s woman who doesn’t take herself too seriously and could always be counted on to keep her sense of humor.