Those menus, political fliers and other handbills that accumulate around the entryways into apartment buildings are coming under attack.Some residents are fed up with the paper, which they say ends up flying around as litter. And they also say it ends up on their front steps, railings and door handles, even if they have the “no handbills” sign that should prohibit them from being left there.But that’s supposed to change. City Hall has listened. Read More
A moderate took control over San Francisco’s most influential legislative committee Tuesday, the latest development in the political sea change at City Hall.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, re-elected to his post Saturday with the support of the board’s more conservative members, has appointed moderate Supervisor Carmen Chu as chair of the board’s influential Budget and Finance Committee. Read More
In past years, a staunch progressive used to chair Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, one of the most powerful legislative committees. Read More
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who became The City’s acting mayor after Gavin Newsom’s swearing-in as lieutenant governor on Monday, has taken a “low-key approach” to his brief stint as The City’s most powerful politician.The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve City Administrator Ed Lee as interim mayor later Tuesday.Until then, under the city charter, the president of the Board of Supervisors is acting mayor. Read More
I really have to hand it to former Mayor Gavin Newsom. In his last week in office, he engineered San Francisco’s first Chinese-American mayor and first Hispanic district attorney. You can bet he will be bragging about this in between sharpening pencils and playing solitaire as lieutenant governor. Read More
Following a day of tears and celebration, the recently sworn-in members on San Francisco’s legislative body are going to be called on in short order to make big decisions. Read More
As Board of Supervisors President David Chiu pulled off a great political victory Saturday by reclaiming his coveted post as president of the board, Chris Daly, who was officially termed out as the District 6 representative on the board that same day, said, “David Chiu is Judas,” on his Facebook page. Read More
Before the board chamber became filled with real emotion - expressed in many of the new supervisors' tearful comments - part of the room was treated to self-aggrandizement, in the form of brash comments made to the press by Chinatown power broker Rose Pak. Read More
When 38-year-old David Chiu first accepted the gavel to lead the Board of Supervisors two years ago, he was the freshly elected, political newcomer living in the shadows of his mentor, progressive leader Aaron Peskin.
It was largely thought Peskin orchestrated the ascension of the rookie politician to the board presidency over more veteran members of the board to retain control over the legislative body from the wings. Read More
The ideological rift on the Board of Supervisors persists on the Board of Supervisors on Saturday, after three core progressives on the board refused to back Board of Supervisors President David Chiu to serve a second two-year term. Read More