Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 10:40 am in Newark.
East Bay resident Wynn Grcich spoke at the Newark City Council meeting Thursday and opened her 20-minute speech — which focused largely on water issues throughout the region – by urging the state’s longest sitting mayor (Dave Smith) to run for Governor. She lauded Smith’s leadership — particularly his effort in helping Newark maintain a fairly balanced budget over the years – and offered to run his campaign. She opined that if San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom could run — ever after leading his city into more than $300 million in debt — that Smith should try his hand.
Mayor Smith chuckled and remarked “only if I can take all of these people (the council and city staff) with me.”