The leader of San Francisco’s legislative body took a pass on a possible district attorney appointment Thursday, and on Saturday will fight to remain at the helm of the Board of Supervisors.In the latest development in the political intrigue surrounding the changing of the guard in City Hall, board President David Chiu withdrew his name for possible appointment by Mayor Gavin Newsom as San Francisco’s top prosecutor. Read More
Ending months of speculation, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu told Mayor Gavin Newsom on Thursday afternoon that he does not want to be appointed as district attorney.Talk of Chiu being appointed as San Francisco’s top prosecutor persisted throughout the Board of Supervisors consideration of an interim mayor. Read More
For a little while last night, the term “Donkey Kong” was a trending topic in San Francisco on Twitter. So why would a 1980s arcade game briefly become an obsession among the 21st-century Twitterati? You can blame — or credit — Supervisor Chris Daly. Read More
Political fighting erupted Tuesday about who should serve as San Francisco’s interim mayor.
The Board of Supervisors started nominating candidates for mayor to serve out the remainder of Gavin Newsom’s term after he is sworn in as lieutenant governor. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom has yet to select a top prosecutor to fill the post left vacated when Kamala Harris was sworn into office Monday afternoon as California’s first female attorney general. Read More
You can cast a vote on Twitter for who will be the replacement for Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is leaving to take his post as lieutenant governor by Jan. 10.The voting on Twitter is run though the website sfmayorvote.com that asks "Who should be interim SF Mayor?" Read More
During the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, four outgoing supervisors could find themselves honored with resolutions commending their work over the years. Read More
Two San Francisco supervisors will visit a Chinatown restaurant Thursday that they extol as a model of The City’s recycling and composting program.District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu will join San Francisco Department of the Environment Director Melanie Nutter at the Far East Cafe at 631 Grant Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Read More
In an effort to curb nightlife violence, The City will start requiring promoters to sign up with The City.The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in a second and final vote creating the first-ever regulations for party promoters. Read More
Mistermayor is determined to have some fun in his final days as our chief executive. He’s been toying with us about whether he’ll delay his swearing-in as lieutenant governor to allow the incoming Board of Supervisors to choose an interim mayor. Of course, Swearing-In-Gate isn’t the only way for Newsom to scandalously punctuate his tenure.
Allow me to suggest another: appointing three people to the elections task force before he leaves office. Read More