Mayor Ed Lee and others were quick to blast a proposal that would alter former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legacy homeless program Care not Cash. Read More
The next time you hear cries about transparency in government in San Francisco, you may want to see if the shouts are coming from behind opaque glass.
A city known for its laborious political process — where any decisions are subject to myriad public hearings, debates and community courting — this week became the home of the backdoor stunt, whereby three major policy initiatives were snuck onto the November ballot by our most left-leaning supervisors without any discussion. Read More
A battle over former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legacy homeless program Care Not Cash erupted Tuesday when five progressive supervisors placed on the ballot a measure that Mayor Ed Lee said would "dismantle" it. Read More
Back when Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom was packing his boxes to move into his inlaw’s home in Marin County, we reported on some speculation that Newsom was moving into the area so he could qualify to run for Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s congressional seat (she’s expected to announce her retirement on Monday).
Well guess what? Newsom isn’t running for Woolsey’s seat, so there. Read More
They’re asking San Franciscans for their votes, but how often have the nine mayoral candidates gone to the polls themselves?
The San Francisco Examiner broke down the voting history of the mayoral hopefuls, plus interim Mayor Ed Lee, and found that venture capitalist Joanna Rees missed the most city elections and several public officials failed to make it to the polls every election. Read More
Did he just say that? At a mayoral debate Thursday evening focused on the power of technology in government, mayoral candidate and former Supervisor Bevan Dufty veered from the topic of technology to list what he thought was so great about San Francisco. Read More
Easy to say, hard to do.Voters set Muni’s on-time goal at 85 percent, but the struggling transit agency has never met that performance level.
Muni’s poor performance had long plagued former Mayor Gavin Newsom when he was in office. Read More
Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, announced Sunday the birth of their second child.Hunter Siebel Newsom was born at 9:18 a.m. Sunday in San Francisco, according to a press release. The baby was 20.5 inches long and weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. Read More
Despite years of espousing San Francisco values, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has moved from his 3.5-bedroom Ashbury Heights home to a more spacious estate in the wealthy Marin County enclave of Ross.
The move is a temporary one “in anticipation of their new arrival,” according to Newsom’s spokesman, Francisco Castillo. Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is expecting a second child and the family is reportedly moving to her parents’ estate. Read More
In 2002, you could have called it a building destined to never happen.
But you wouldn’t have known it Wednesday when public officials held a topping-out ceremony to hail the approaching completion of an office building they called The City’s greenest, the future home of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read More