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San Diego Chamber Gives City Leaders Funny Awards At Legislative Lounge

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce gave city officials and city staff tongue-in-cheek awards Wednesday night at its second annual "Legislative Lounge."

“This event gives us a chance to recognize those elected officials and staff members who work so hard throughout the year, and we also get to have a little fun at their expense,” said Jerry Sanders, the chamber's CEO and San Diego's former mayor.

Sanders also emceed the event and gave out the following awards:

“Can't We All Just Get Along?” — Councilman David Alvarez

“Politician in Waiting” — Councilman-elect Chris Cate

“Staffers That Get S%#& [Stuff] Done” — tie between Kelly Batten, chief of staff for Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, and Pam Ison, chief of policy for Councilwoman Myrtle Cole.

“Never in a Million Years Award” — tie between County Supervisor Ron Roberts for the Waterfront Park by the County Administration Center and Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan

“Honorary Councilmember” — Norma Mouet, wife of Councilman Scott Sherman

In previous years, the chamber hosted "Fireside Chat" events with San Diego's mayor.

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