Organizers of an effort to draft Leland Yee to run for mayor in 1999 said they never raised any money like the controversial Run, Ed, Run campaign did for Mayor Ed Lee, but that’s not exactly true. Read More
UPDATE: The Ethics Commission has reversed its stance and now says Adachi can use his name and image to promote his pension-reform measure on the ballot.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi cannot use his name or photo on any election materials supporting his pension-reform ballot measure because he’s also running for mayor, the Ethics Commission said Thursday. Read More
David Chiu and Leland Yee took their first chances to speak about Ed Lee's candidacy for mayor at Monday's debate at the Castro Theater -- and both went for the jugular, asking Lee if he agrees with the Ethics Commission investigation into "Run, Ed, Run" and whether he would resign since he was appointed on the promise of not running. Read More
Running for citywide office in San Francisco is no easy task, but with so many candidates running for mayor, district attorney and sheriff, a rule limiting the amount of money an individual donor can give in one election cycle is making it all the more difficult. Read More
Dozens of volunteers, consultants and campaign staff who were involved with committees to get Mayor Ed Lee to run for mayor should be barred from joining his campaign should he run for office, according to San Francisco’s top ethics watchdog.
The committee trying to recruit Lee, Progress for All, has disbanded in the public eye but could still be the subject of queries by the Ethics Commission, which regulates local campaigns. Read More
Updated 5:20 p.m. July 19, 2011. Correction: In this story about the campaign to get interim Mayor Ed Lee to run for mayor, The Examiner referred to the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. The correct name of the organization is the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
The political action committee trying to get Mayor Ed Lee to run for a full term in November is under increasing pressure to clarify its purpose to voters and the Ethics Commission. Read More
The head of the Mayor’s Office of Housing is seeking a job with a nonprofit developer for which he’s approved several city contracts in recent months. After five years with the Mayor’s Office, Doug Shoemaker could be working as president of the well-known affordable housing nonprofit Mercy Housing California sometime this summer if the Ethics Commission gives him permission at its meeting on Monday. Read More
Hours after Mayor Ed Lee joked about running for mayor, the Board of Supervisors adopted legislation that changed The City’s ethic laws to allow him to return to his post as city administrator, or any other job.
The rule change had previously been approved by the Ethics Commission. Read More
Dorothy Liu is a lawyer who has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1999, and she was appointed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the Ethics Commission. Read More
During a Thursday Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing Dorothy Liu was unanimously picked as the nominee to serve for six years on the Ethics Commission. The lawyer has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1999. Read More