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Must we?

From: domainremoved <Katie>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 13:59:20 -0700

Dear City Council,

Please think hard before approving the staff recommendation to hire Bryan
Lanza of Mercury Group.

I recognize that our realpolitik might better resemble *House of Cards*
than *The West Wing.* I understand that we are looking for public funding
for our much-needed infrastructure projects, and that DC, a potential
source of funding, might currently be dominated by the Trump wing of the
Republican Party. So hiring a firm that can work across the aisle makes
sense.

But–Bryan Lanza, communications director of one of the ugliest campaigns in
history? If you think he's put that campaign behind him, do check out his
current Twitter feed <https://twitter.com/bclanza>, in which he
enthusiastically retweets his former boss's inanity and distortions while
calling our junior senator a liar. Good stuff.

There must be other effective lobbyists, or every Democrat and
moderate/traditional Republican on K Street would be out of a job.

There must be other firms to help us source grants, ones that aren't currently
named in FBI investigations
<https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/us/politics/tony-podesta-resignation-lobbying.html>
.

This is some seriously sketchy stuff. If this is what it takes to get make
good things happen in our city, count me out.

Sincerely,

Katie Behroozi
Complete Streets Commission



-- 
Katie Behroozi
650.804.1812 (cell)
Received on Fri Nov 03 2017 - 14:04:41 PDT

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