Friday, October 12, 2007

Ferry Takeover Includes Renaming of Ferries after Don Perata

The Alameda Daily Noose and I have learned that, while the City Council debates the takeover of ferry services around the Bay Area by a new state bureaucracy, work is already underway in renaming the Ferries themselves after State Senator Supreme, Don "Don" Perata.

Our reporter spoke to boat-painter Matt Harmon as he was just finishing repainting the names on the vessels. "I don't know, I just got the orders to repaint the names this morning, I figured it had been approved already," said the painter. "I tell you, it was really easy slapping on a 'Don' (marked 1 in the Alameda Daily Noose photo) and changing the word 'Peralta' into 'Perata' (marked 2 and 3 in the Alameda Daily Noose photo)."

In other noose, Don Perata continues to make progress in renaming the Peralta Community College District after himself. While opposed vocally by trustees Will Heathrow and Able Julian, most trustees are resigned to the change. One trustee, who asked to remain anonymous (but we have declined to honor her request; it was Cynthia Chen) said "Why bother fighting the change? Don Perata always gets what he wants. Always."

ADN will continue to keep you informed of these breaking events.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us informed. P.S. I saw Don Perata reading your blog, you better watch your back!

Anonymous said...

"while the City Council debates the takeover of ferry services"....

No, there has been no debate. Our council and city staff simply laid down on this one.