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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mayor too polarizing to continue | Recordnet.com

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Six months into his term, it has become painfully clear that Mayor Anthony Silva is unfit for office. The question is what to do about it.

And no, I am not proposing his recall. Yet, I am putting recall on the table, though with a couple other options. And frankly, I am warming to the idea.

Silva's kooky performance at Tuesday's council meeting demonstrates why he is temperamentally and politically unfit to serve as mayor.

Having suffered the complete collapse of his one-issue agenda, the deeply flawed Safe Streets initiative, Tuesday's vote to put a different, and better, tax plan on the ballot offered the politically isolated mayor a golden opportunity.

He had the chance to reconcile with the council and city manager he arrogantly tried to marginalize. A chance to become a part of the team that has worked so well to restore Stockton.

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