Friday, September 30, 2011

Strident Talk By Miley As Conflict of Interest Claim Grows Elsewhere

Sept. 30, 2011 | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley probably looks forward to the day major road construction projects on Castro Valley Boulevard and Lewelling Boulevard are completed for so residents and merchants just stop complaining.

The sometimes high-strung and blustery supervisor sounded like he is nearing another "If you don't like me, then vote me out!" eruption this week in unincorporated Alameda County.

San Lorenzo Patch reported road work on Lewelling is nearly two-thirds complete. Miley, whose district is centered in Oakland, also represents a majority of the county's unincorporated areas.

When a resident asked Miley about aid given to certain Castro Valley business owners possibly coming to some Lewelling establishments, Miley reverted to borderline condescension. Earlier this year, several shop owners on the town's major thoroughfare complained of steeply falling revenues after extensive road construction limited car and foot traffic.

"They don't talk to me and I have a lot things I'm working on," Miley told the resident. "You snooze, you lose. Tell them to call my office."


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