This election season wasn’t the most offensive, but it produced the usual crop of battered politicians with bruised egos and hurt feelings. But now the elections are over, and San Francisco will soon have two new supervisors who will become part of the process of creating, considering and voting on legislation. Read More
With about 90,000 San Francisco ballots still left to count, labor leader F.X. Crowley remains ahead of Board of Education President Norman Yee by a margin of only 331 votes in the battle for the District 7 supervisorial seat.
It is unclear how many District 7 ballots are left to be counted, but it’s in the thousands. Department of Elections Director John Arntz said most of those ballots will be counted by Saturday. The 24,000 provisional ballots cast by people whose names didn’t appear on city voter rolls need to be reviewed, and won’t be counted until Tuesday at the earliest.
When I first began writing about local politics, the Board of Supervisors was depressingly funny. There was former (and current) comedian Tom Ammiano, wry Aaron Peskin, “supervisor straitjacket” Chris Daly and the lovable, poetry-quoting Jake McGoldrick. But that was then. The class of 2010 has been relatively calm and grown-up, enjoying a decent working relationship with each other and with Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
At an aptly titled “special meeting” of the City Operations and Neighborhood Services committee last Friday, supervisors Sean Elsbernd, Carmen Chu and Scott Wiener heard public comments on Wiener’s proposed ban on public nudity, except for specific events. It was bound to be entertaining. Read More
London Breed appears to have toppled the incumbent in the hotly contested eight-candidate battle to claim the District 5 seat, representing the Fillmore, Haight and Western Addition neighborhoods. Read More
While Mayor Ed Lee says he is unhappy with his supervisorial appointee Christina Olague for voting to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he has not withdrawn his endorsement of her bid to be elected to a full term as District 5 supervisor.
His powerful friends, however, are speaking out. Read More
Domestic violence is the topic de jour at City Hall after last week’s divisive decision by four San Francisco supervisors to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi following his temporary removal from office stemming from an incident involving his wife. Read More
Third-party contributions opposing Supervisor Eric Mar or supporting challenger David Lee have flooded into San Francisco’s District 1 supervisorial race with less than 30 days until the election. Read More
When former Mayor Willie Brown threw a Ferry Building breakfast fundraiser Friday morning for Supervisor Christina Olague, he was confronted by a handful of area residents who objected to her support for the 8 Washington St. luxury condominium development. Read More
At the Navy information session on Treasure Island earlier this month, several residents complained Shaw and subcontractors had not followed proper toxic waste and RadSafe protocols in the cleanup of sites that were recently disclosed by the press as impacted by radiological contamination (“City digs into pollution threat,” Sept. 12). Read More