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State of the City

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:

  1. The city wants to start constrcution on an Irvington BART station in 2015
  2. Solyndra, which has become Fremont’s flagship business, has hired some NUMMI workers and is encouraging more to apply.
  3. A new phase of development at Pacific Commons is in the works.
  4. 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:

cisco bob

Photo by Bea Ahbeck

Matt Artz