I’ve continued to harp on Mayor Jerry Sanders’ public silence as intense discussions about the city’s financial future swirl around him.

It turns out Sanders doesn’t want to answer questions about his achievements, either.

Sanders was the master of ceremonies at today’s groundbreaking for the $185 million downtown schoobrary, an event more than 30 years in the making.

After Sanders was finished turning the dirt, his spokesman Darren Pudgil came up to me and said the mayor wouldn’t be doing any one-on-one interviews. He normally chats with reporters after press conferences.

“Today is about the library,” Pudgil said.

I would have liked to ask about the library and the sales tax as well. Sanders walked past me — though I didn’t shout any question. Then Pudgil whisked the mayor past television stations that wanted his comment, too.


Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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