While everyone and their mom-in-law weighs a run for mayor of San Jose in 2014, Councilmember Don Rocha is considering calling it quits at the end of his first term. He insists no decision has been made, but the Cambrian councilmember has publicly and privately voiced his displeasure with some of his colleagues and their constant focus on pension reform, as opposed to public safety, libraries, community centers and street paving. If things don’t change, Rocha says, he would be willing to walk away in two years from public service—as well as a four-year, $320,000 contract; assuming he’s re-elected as most incumbents are. One would think Rocha knew the score back in 2010, having worked six years in the city’s now-defunct Redevelopment Agency as well as serving as a chief of staff to former Vice Mayor Dave Cortese and a district staffer during the mayoral terms of Susan Hammer, Ron Gonzales and Chuck Reed. But council divisiveness has increased in recent years, and Rocha’s distaste is so fierce it has started to have physical manifestations. According to a few of his council colleagues, Rocha makes a point of sitting apart from the group during closed session meetings, choosing a small desk over the boardroom table. Rocha admitted it’s true with a laugh but blamed the tight quarters and a lack of legroom. But to prove distance doesn’t necessarily make the heart grow fonder, Rocha goes as far as walking out of the room any time Councilmember Pete Constant gives a verbal update on retirement boards. Apparently Rocha wants these reports written while Constant likes to deliver his reports off the cuff. If Rocha does decide to call it quits, he’ll have no shortage of career choices, having built up a strong resume and numerous connections. But selfishly, we would prefer he goes back to male modeling.