With just five days until Election Day, spending to try and put incumbent Mayor Ed Lee into his first four-year term as an elected mayor surpassed $2.6 million, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections, the most of any candidates in the mayoral race.
Mayoral candidate Tony Hall will be taking a break during the final stretch of campaigning before Tuesday’s election to attend a memorial service for his brother, Hall’s campaign manager Jamie Fisfis said Friday. Hall’s brother, Dennis, was the youngest of Hall’s seven brothers and sisters Hall said in a Facebook post on his page Oct. 21. His service is being held Saturday.
It must be board retreat season for San Francisco’s transit agencies.With BART’s board of directors set to embark on a two-day excursion to Walnut Creek on Friday to discuss the district’s long-term issues, the governing body of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will also engage in an off-site session.
Big city California mayors want Ed Lee to stay in the club for the next four years.A slew of endorsements released by Lee’s campaign Thursday show that the mayors of San Jose, Los Angeles and Sacramento are in support, along with the mayor Philadelphia.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said his city shares in San Francisco’s budget pain.
Everyone knows by now that Ed Lee has secured the coveted MC Hammer endorsement in this year’s San Francisco mayoral race, but Supervisor John Avalos could have another ace up his sleeve – Enrique Inglesias.
On the heels of a dramatic reduction over the past three years in the San Francisco Police Commission’s backlog of disciplinary cases against police officers, some commissioners proposed Wednesday to cut the commission’s meeting schedule, perhaps in half.