While Mayor Gavin Newsom is out of town and looking politically vulnerable, a fight has erupted among the progressives on the Board of Supervisors — who are Newsom’s political adversaries. Read More
Squabbling among the progressives on the Board of Supervisors has seemingly come to a quick conclusion.
Supervisor David Campos publically slammed Board of Supervisors President David Chiu for not appointing him as a voting member of a board committee so he could cast a key vote on legislation to restore cuts to the Public Health Department. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is indeed vacationing in Hawaii.
The Examiner on Wednesday called a resort home on the Big Island where the mayor is resting up with family. A woman who answered the phone and identified herself as Judy — Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s mom’s name is Judy — said Gavin was just down the stairs. A second unidentified woman picked up the phone and declined an interview. Read More
Almost every politician of note has at least one significant loss in their career, and the key question isn’t whether they will keep running but whether they will keep adapting. Read More
“I doubt it,” was the response of Mayor Gavin Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard, when asked if the mayor would accept Supervisor David Campos’ invitation to publically debate the Board of Supervisors legislation that changed The City’s sanctuary policy. Read More
Supervisor David Campos sent a letter to Mayor Gavin Newsom on Monday saying the mayor’s veto letter on the adopted sanctuary policy law “raises more questions than it answers, which is why I would like to extend a formal invitation for you and I to debate the matter publicly.”
Campos wrote: “I hope you accept this invitation.” Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom has no public appearances today or meetings at City Hall – at least not according to his calendar.
For Halloween Saturday, the busy bees supporting Newsom’s gubernatorial run will be working the phones at campaign headquarters, according to his schedule. Read More
San Francisco police on Sunday will begin a new policy on impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers, a practice some community
members had complained unfairly targeted undocumented immigrants.
In a shift from the current policy whereby the vehicles of unlicensed drivers pulled over in traffic stops would be immediately towed,
police will now give those drivers 20 minutes for a licensed and insured person to arrive and drive off the vehicle. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom today accused Attorney General Jerry Brown of spreading lies that the mayor plans to pull out of the governor’s race and instead run for lieutenant governor – on Brown’s ticket.
“You [reporters] have to put to rest the absurdity,” Newsom said at an unrelated event this afternoon. “It’s Jerry Brown who is putting those rumors out, and you guys shouldn’t be taking the bait on that.”
A new fee on city workers’ airplane travel will pay for fruit trees in San Francisco.
Mayor Gavin Newsom, as part of this fiscal year’s budget, has ordered city departments to pay a 13 percent surcharge on purchased air travel. The money is to be directed into a new “local carbon fund.” Read More