SacTown Talks

#31 - Scott Lay

Episode Summary

Scott Lay is the author of The Nooner, the premiere newsletter for goings on in California Politics and Policy. Through The Nooner, Scott Lay informs his readers on important issues in California politics and policy. By his own admission, Lay is not a straight-up journalist. He editorializes, creates conversations, and brings the capitol community closer together by infusing his writing with a human touch.

Episode Notes

Scott Lay is the author of The Nooner, the premiere newsletter for goings on in California Politics and Policy. Through The Nooner, Scott Lay informs his readers on important issues in California politics and policy. By his own admission, Lay is not a straight-up journalist. He editorializes, creates conversations, and brings the capitol community closer together by infusing his writing with a human touch.

Because he is not confined by the title “journalist” Lay is also able to exert influence on the process, by using his platform and impressive readership to bring issues to light which might not otherwise be covered.

Lay is also the former CEO of the Community College League of California, where he served for close to 25 years and is an alumni of the UC Davis Hastings school law.

Shownotes

1:30 - Intro & explaining The Nooner

14:35 - Leaving to start The Nooner

27:00 - Black Lives Matter Sacramento

34:00 - When are they going to shut down East Sac & Fair Oaks and the other white suburbs that are complicit?

56:00 - Twitter & elected officials

40:00 - Scott is BANNED from the Co-op!

52:00 - The road to redemption for Matt Dababneh…

54:00 - “Allegedly”

1:06:00 - The GOP has seven tough seats in California

1:13:00 - Wildfires

1:27:00 - The ugly politics of drawing down relief funds for mostly republican counties

1:32:00 - Life takes life