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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Down to the Wire: The final morning line on the open City Council seat

The heck with the Superbowl and the odds on deflated balls.  Here is the morning line, according to, on the 17 that applied for the open City Council seat. The potential 6 finalists are in blue.    (As of 1/30/15 @ 10:00 am)


image The City Council selection process


Congratulations to Mary Luros, our newest Napa City Council Member.

For those of you that were following this, she went off at 10 to 1 odds.  Far better than where she started 🙂

The Napa City Council spent a beautiful Saturday working hard to pick a new member for the City Council.  It was a good process and they should be commended. While five of their top six choices were wise, considered and expected, the choice of Dorris Gentry as a finalist, particularly over candidates that actually put themselves out there and ran for the seat, specifically Derek Anderson and Jose Hurtado, is a true slap in the face.

What we really learned today is that we have some great newcomers to our political process, Mary Luros certainly, but also people like Elba Gonzalez-Mares and Melissa Patrino.   If anything, it tells us that the future of City of Napa politics is in good hands and that should make us all feel very good!!

Here is Mary Luros’ winning interview for the City Council position: