The mayor focused mainly on happy things at today’s State of the City, which is usually a good sign that no city parcel or utility tax will be the ballot anytime soon.
Most of what was said will be repetitive to readers of the blog. A few things we haven’t touched on:
- The city wants to start constrcution on an Irvington BART station in 2015
- Solyndra, which has become Fremont’s flagship business, has hired some NUMMI workers and is encouraging more to apply.
- A new phase of development at Pacific Commons is in the works.
- Fremont was originally going to ask the feds for $385,000 to study shat should become of the NUMMI site, but that was too much so it only asked for $333,000.
An update: This was the first State of the City I can remember where we couldn’t get a photographer to shoot Wasserman in the flesh. We’ll be running a mug shot circa 2002 in the newspaper, but for the blog, I thought we’d run the best State of the City photo ever: