Following a nine-month ordeal, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was returned to his post Tuesday night when the Board of Supervisors declined to uphold the rarely used official misconduct charges filed in March by Mayor Ed Lee.
A majority of supervisors supported Lee’s push to remove the sheriff over his misdemeanor false imprisonment conviction stemming from a Dec. 31 physical altercation with his wife at the couple’s home. But four supervisors said Mirkarimi’s behavior was not official misconduct under the City Charter and that his removal could make it too easy to oust elected officials in the future.
See how the Board of Supervisors voted on whether or not to retain Ross Mirkarimi at the end of the article.
The quieter corners of City Hall looked more like the backstage area of a Broadway show Sunday as thousands were waiting to see the inauguration of Ed Lee, the first elected Asian-American mayor in San Francisco history.
The party atmosphere of music, dance and other fanfare continued well after the 11 a.m. event, in which U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein — the only woman ever to serve as mayor of The City — administered Lee’s oath of office. Read More
Back in 1989, then-Mayor Art Agnos hired someone to run the fledgling whistleblower program, a hire that proved to have true staying power. That person would later end up heading the Human Rights Commission, the Department of Public Works, become city administrator and then be appointed mayor of the city of San Francisco.If you haven’t been following city politics for the last seven months, you might not know that the very person Agnos hired was current Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
A trio of New Zealand politicians have apparently been invited to San Francisco by Mayor Ed Lee and former Mayor Art Agnos to learn how to recover from a massive earthquake. Read More
Art Agnos had a bit of a scare Thursday morning after leaving a meeting in the Financial District.While details are still hazy, we’re told paramedics were called to assist the former San Francisco mayor after he banged his head on the large door of a high-rise building.His wife, reached at home by phone, was told that Agnos appears to be in good health. “It doesn’t seem like it’s a critical injury,” she said. Read More