VOICES: River City, Episode 198: Sean, baby

Today we’re discussing two enigmatic newcomers to state and local politics: Sacramento City Councilmember Sean Loloee and SEIU Local 1000 president Richard Louis Brown.

Loloee, who represents Sacramento’s District 2, recently made headlines when he admitted in the middle of a council meeting that he was “not a fan of affordable housing.”

We all know that conservative politicians actively work to gentrify their districts, but it’s always fun to hear them say the quiet part loud.

From his comments on local media coverage of the Sacramento Police Department, to his outlandish businessman’s ruminations on homelessness, Councilmember Loloee regularly breaks the monotony of city government meetings.

We take a few minutes to discuss Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s “right to housing” effort here in Sacramento, which is garnering attention throughout the state, before moving on to our second character.

You might remember when SEIU Local 1000’s board of directors stripped president Richard Louis Brown of most of his power last month. On Friday, Brown responded by posting the past six years of union leadership’s credit card spending on the union’s website

The problem?

Brown also posted his own spending, which included a $3,000 payment his first week in office. The recipient appears to be either an Irvine beauty salon or a private investigator.

On one of his regular Facebook live feeds Monday morning, union members began asking questions about the transaction. His response:

“You know what? Listen, it’s the holiday season. We can always answer those questions later. We can always get to that later.”

We’re anticipating a raucous December board meeting.

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