Here’s a bit of news buried amid today’s election mania: The Sacramento Metro Chamber just announced its named Mayor Kevin Johnson “Sacramentan of the Year”.
Yes, that would be the same mayor who in 2015 sued the city (and this paper) to block the city from releasing about 100 emails, which the mayor claimed were protected by attorney-client privilege.
The same mayor who, earlier this year, was the subject of an HBO Real Sports segment that examined his alleged sexual wrongdoings with underage girls.
The same mayor who retaliated against a pie-throwing protestor by punching him repeatedly.
So, yeah, just went you thought 2016 couldn’t get any stranger.
Other honorees include Chris Granger of the Sacramento Kings as “Businessman of the Year” and UCD Med Center’s Ann Madden Rice as “Businesswoman of the Year.”
Additional names will be announced later, according to a press release from the Metro Chamber.
Johnson, as well as the other honorees, will be recognized at a dinner Friday, January 27 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.