Perhaps you saw on the news last night, or read in the paper today, that West Sac Mayor Christopher Cabaldon got booted outside Temple yesterday.  And unfortunately for him, this being a small town, his Assembly-race-opponent’s campaign manager drove by and incited a whole lot of coverage. Earned media, indeed.

Hey, we all get nabbed. And eventually, we all get booted if we don’t pay our fines.  Ooh, another local official is shown to be human and sometimes forgetful like the rest of us.

But I think he should get some lemonade out of this by pushing for Sac (and his own city if they don’t do this already) to create a system for paying parking citations online, like our more savvy Bay Area neighbors.  It would save time and probably get the city its money on a more timely basis.

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  1. garyreed on April 16th, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

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