Today SN&R’s front-of-the-book-editor Nick Miller dusted off the old SNOG blog for a big piece on city council candidate Allen Warren. The developer is running for North Sacramento’s District 2 seat, currently held by Sandy Sheedy. Warren has a long history of legal hassles relating to his businesses and unpaid debt.
A lot of this stuff–like Warren’s unpaid property taxes–has been floating around. We asked the candidate about it on the podcast a while back. Patrick and Isaac and Dale revisit it in the latest Forum podcast too. Warren has insisted that no one believes it is an issue.
Among other things, Miller’s is the first major media story out there to lay out Warren’s legal trouble with creditor Wells Fargo. The bank says Warren and family went on shopping sprees and European trips, when he should have been tightening his belt and attending to his foundering development business. And then, according to the suit, he didn’t pay the bank back.
I think it probably is a campaign issue, even if Warren’s opponent Rob Kerth doesn’t want to touch it directly. As Miller says in the story, “there’s no denying that the lawsuit and Warren’s business ups and downs are baggage.”