1) She will get appointed. Wasserman, Chan and Harrison all support her.
2) Councilmember Anu Natarajan said she’s going to propose changing the process for selecting Planning Commissioners. She thinks either the mayor should have complete purview, or a subcommittee of the council should interview candidates so council members don’t end up voting on applicants that they don’t know much about, other than what they put in their applications.
3) I did write a story about this for tomorrow’s paper. I’m not that thrilled with it. The only thing really interesting to me was how upfront the mayor was about his pick, especially about not interviewing Bacon and only interviewing four candidates.
4) I talked to Quan today. She said she didn’t represent developers while working at Golsalves and Kozachenko. “I don’t have anything to do with land developers,” were her exact words.
She didn’t want to comment on whether or gender or ethnicity were factors in her nomination. “That’s a political decision, and I can’t speak about that,” she said.
Quan, who grew up in San Francisco said she could add something to the commission as a lawyer, a culinary school graduate, who has lived in several different cities.
She said she couldn’t take a position on the A’s, because there’s still no final environmental report or traffic study. “I want to see what the A’s propose and what the environmental impact reports say. Everything is just speculation at this point.”
She said she’s volunteered for a lot or organizations, and that the planning commission would be a natural progression for her. However, she said she isn’t interested in elected office.
She said she’s been humbled by the brouhaha over her pick, and that she’s going to pay attention to what residents want. I really just want to help the city of Fremont,” she said. “If I’m confirmed, I will do my best.”