Schwarzenegger to Ammiano: 'Y-o-u A-r-e W-e-l-c-o-me'
Last year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger put in an acrostic curse word when vetoing legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco dealing with complex “infrastructure financing districts.”
This year, the governor had a change of heart and signed what appears to be nearly identical Ammiano legislation, AB 1199.
And he showed Ammiano a little more love in a personalized acrostic signing message:
Yearly, I have reflected upon the various pieces of legislation that have been sent to my
office by the Legislature. On numerous occasions these bills have been vague,
unnecessary, or just downright offensive. The trend continues this year.
Arguably, whether by circumstance or by design, this year has brought several pieces of
redundant and uninspired bills. With such a large budget deficit and a lack of
expediency by the Legislature to solve this problem, this shouldn’t be the case.
While I vetoed this bill last year citing the Legislature’s failure to focus on
efforts that are a priority for Californians, I believe this measure will result in one of my
long standing priorities: job creation. By modifying the existing procedures that the
City and County of San Francisco can use to adopt an infrastructure financing plan, local
officials will be better situated to finance various restoration and improvement projects,
maximizing development and job creation along the San Francisco waterfront. This will
effectuate my job creation priority and lead to much needed improvements in this area.
-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento