Kleeman official as Council candidate

Two weeks ago, Squeaky Wheel columnist Peter Kleeman hedged his bet and said he was considering a run for City Council– as he collected the 125 signatures necessary to get on the ballot as an independent in November.

Kleeman turned in his signatures yesterday. "I am officially a candidate," he said, before taking off for Ontario for 10 days. He'll make his official announcement when he gets back.

And while he's gone, the Democrats will winnow their field from five to three candidates on Saturday. And Dems who take part in the convention must "pledge that they do not intend to support anyone who is opposed to a Democrat in the November election."