Former Mayor Willie Brown is flexing his political fundraising muscle yet again for District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague, only intensifying her opponents’ criticism that she is beholden to moderate special interests.
The charismatic Brown is holding a breakfast campaign fundraiser Friday morning for Olague at the Ferry Building with special guest Mayor Ed Lee, who appointed her in January to serve out the remainder of Ross Mikarimi’s term after he became sheriff. Read More
The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More
The first round of campaign contribution reports have been filed for November’s Board of Supervisor elections and they are full of fascinating information. One of the most interesting questions suggested by all the data is which supervisors could vote in favor of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi when the board soon considers whether to sustain his suspension for official misconduct. Read More
With fewer than 100 days before the November election, well-financed battles have emerged for three seats on the Board of Supervisors.
Although six seats are up for grabs, it appears the big-money fights will be in three districts: the Richmond; the Fillmore, Haight and Western Addition neighborhoods; and the more conservative neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks. Read More
“What’s the rush? He’s got until Tuesday,” said a friend who works at City Hall. It was Thursday and I had been pestering him to give up the identity of the mayor’s appointment to the vacant seat on the Board of Supervisors for District 5.
Former District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was sworn in as Sheriff yesterday, so the seat is officially empty. Read More
Happy New Year, dear readers! Having recovered from our election hangover, we must immediately reach for the next fix: the 2012 elections. What can we look forward to this November? Taxes, taxes and more taxes. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s upcoming appointment for District 5 supervisor is full of political intrigue.
Whoever he places into the seat to represent the most left-leaning district in San Francisco will impact the Board of Supervisors potentially for nine years.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi — who represents the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition neighborhoods — was elected sheriff in November and will take that office Jan. 8. Lee’s appointment will take over then. Read More
The progressive influence on the Board of Supervisors could continue to wane with Mayor Ed Lee’s appointment of someone to fill the District 5 seat being vacated by Ross Mirkarimi, who was chosen to be San Francisco’s next sheriff in last week’s election. Read More
London Breed will step down from her role as a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commissioner after five years of service.
The mid-30s commissioner served with the agency during the final years that it spent governing the Western Addition area, where she resides.
The agency oversaw the redevelopment area, which includes Japantown and the Fillmore, for 30 years. Read More