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The Governor’s right hand man

The Sacramento Bee has a feature on Steve Glazer, the #1 consultant to Governor Jerry Brown:

Other than Brown’s wife and special counsel, Anne Gust Brown, Glazer is closer to Brown than perhaps anyone at the Capitol. Like Gust Brown, he sometimes walks the governor’s dog. Like Gust Brown, he isn’t paid.

Longtime readers will remember that Glazer was hired by local tax-evader Rob Arkley back in 2007 after the infamous night where Arkley allegedly shoved then-Eureka City Councilman Larry Glass and threatened to destroy him if Glass didn’t vote for Arkley’s big box mall on the Balloon Track.

More from the Bee:

By 1994, Glazer … adopted a lower profile. He stayed largely out of candidate races, instead managing ballot measures throughout the country, most of them for environmental protection causes. He also helped real estate developers overcome public opposition to their projects.

“Most of the people that hire me have a big problem,” he said.

The shove certainly was a “big problem” for Arkley — assaulting elected officials to influence a vote is illegal.  But lucky for Arkley, the case was passed on to then-California Attorney General Jerry Brown. Glazer’s good friend Brown declined to prosecute.

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  1. February 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Good Ol’ boys rule!

  2. High Finance
    February 27, 2012 at 9:12 am

    So Glazer once worked for RA five years ago ?

    Off with his head !!

    We should find out who Arkleys gardener is and who is his barber and get them fired as well.

  3. Black-Flag
    February 27, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I’d like to see a charity bout with Glass vs. Arkley going at it with the gloves on in the ring. The side betting alone would be worth a fortune. Heraldo ought to set this up at redwood acres. Paul Gallegos could be the ref on the bout of the century for the coast.
    Larry’s only hope would be to coat his gloves in weed resin….my money would be on Arkley in three rounds.

  4. February 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I know who Arkley’s gardener is. Her name is Kathy. A couple thousand dollars in cash gets the last name. E-mail me privately for details.

    Changed my mind. $3000.00 cash up front for the last name.

  5. Guest
    February 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

    SSI checks not cutting it these days Fred?

  6. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Black Flag- With Dave in RA’s corner and Garr in Larry’s. Round card girls, Supervisor Barbie, Tawnee Hanson, Marian (oh no no no), Rex in Drag with Vote for Rex stickers on as pasties. Oh this could be fun.

  7. Just Watchin
    February 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Must be a slow news day put this front and center.

  8. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

    My money’s on Glass who’s the bookie? Ollivier?

  9. February 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    funny shit… Larry would clean his clock!

    I hate it that guy Glazer is working for Jerry….

  10. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Poor little ole Larry, cant fight his own battles. Typical left wing action. Just sue everyone.

  11. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    You have it backwards, 12:23. Larry handled himself just fine. It was Rob who had to flank himself with bodyguards at the reception and it was Rob who had to pay a hired gun to attack Larry in the media. Larry fended and spoke for himself.

  12. Guest
    February 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    What was Rob drinking that night? Some good shit for sure, right?

  13. Black-Flag
    February 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Either way- enough of this “bro-talk” in honor of South Park- I say enough and let’s get the ring match up and going. It seems the only way to settle it.

    My only hope is when Larry comes out to enter the ring I would like it if Alice Cooper ‘School’s Out’ was playing…it just goes well with the hair!

    For Rob, maybe play Carnivore ‘Jesus Hitler’ that ought to piss off the “lefties”

    btw- RIP Pete Steele a personal friend…

    anyhow- let’s get this up and going to raise money for charity and make $$$ on side bets.

  14. Former Humboldt resident
    February 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Glazer is actually a pretty good guy. I don’t think he fully understood the situation. Someday maybe I can sit down with him and explain what the “shove” was all about.

  15. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    First off, without a doubt, Larry would knock Arkley’s block off in a single punch, two punches max. Rob Arkley is the biggest puss in Humboldt. He would be shaking like a leaf the minute you drew back a fist, ask anyone who knows him. Of course he needs goons like Randy Gans to be by his side every minute to keep him from getting in trouble with the people who genuinely dislike him. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that he was the kid in school that always got his ass beat. His little-man attitude definitely definitely suggests it.

    As for hiring Glazer: one of the smartest things Arkley ever did, if only for Glazer’s connection to the guy who mattered most at the time, Attorney General Jerry Brown. That alone probably kept Arkley out of court and quite possibly jail.

    I got twenty bucks that Larry could kick Arkley’s ass with both hands tied around his back.

  16. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I was a Garr fan and believed in him but had my suspicions. Now I hear he is guilty of retaliation on Owsely and the City has to pay yet more cash out of our taxpaying pockets for his actions, plus all the money they paid for lawyers. Why has Heraldo not come to his defense?? Her silence speaks volumes. This puts a lot in perspective and allows us to see a little more clearly why he got fired and why we had to pay more of our taxpaying dollars for Garr’s inappropriate relations. This focuses the lens of an out of control chief and certainly helps vindicate Dave Tyson. Its no wonder he blamed Tyson for everything and why Heraldo is so silent on this huge Garr news.

  17. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Thaddyboy Greenson is also strangely silent on this. Where is the followup one sided crucifixion of Garr the way he went after Tyson?

  18. Former Humboldt resident
    February 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I, too, would be glad to take Black Flag’s money in Glass v. Arkley. Larry is a few years older, but he keeps himself in great shape. You can find Larry running in Old Town in the mornings, while Arkley is nursing a scotch hangover. Larry doesn’t touch alcohol and is meticulous about his diet and health. It would be no contest. Larry in about a minute into the first round. It would be entertaining to watch.

  19. February 29, 2012 at 7:08 am

    In a fair fight, Pampered Bubble-boy Arkley would get his ass beaten by just about anyone with a pulse. Too much easy living…..

  20. wurking stiff
    February 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Anon @8:12– consider that Owsley is one of the “in crowd” with Tyson and Company. Therefore, his approval (and the rubberstamping by the Eureka good ol’ boys & gals politburo) means nothing but a giveaway to cronies. The decision to settle came about without a trial or any other public airing of the charges, just an insiders endorsement of another insiders dubious claim. Consequently, the poor reflection is not on Chief Nielsen but on Tyson and the rest of the chuckleheads mismanaging our tax dollars here in the beset city of Eureka.

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