Mayor Ed Lee’s campaign fired back at recent television attack ads from campaign rivals Friday with a counter-ad that slams San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and state Sen. Leland Yee for using public campaign money to air the spots. Read More
If San Francisco’s next mayor were to cancel the Central Subway project, the federal government could ask The City to pay back nearly $100 million.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency hopes to hear back soon about a $942 million federal grant that would complete funding for the $1.58 billion extension of the T-Third line. However, city attorney and mayoral candidate Dennis Herrera has vowed to nix the project if elected. Read More
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd asked his colleague Jane Kim a worthwhile question at Monday’s Rules Committee meeting: “What is more important to [our] communities? Having dollars available for services? Or standing on a principle that has been deemed unconstitutional?”
Kim, for the record, prefers the latter, but we’ll get back to that. Read More
A Brooklyn artist who has sparked outrage for killing a dog for a film received two other commissions from The City in addition to the $750,000 Central Subway contract he was awarded in June. Read More
In its relentless defense of the $1.6 billion Central Subway project, Muni has consistently preached to the local public that the undertaking will be a heavily used line that only has a minimal effect on the agency’s operating budget.
The federal government reports a much different story. Read More
Pressure is mounting for The City to terminate the $750,000 art contract with a Brooklyn, N.Y., artist who killed a dog for a film.A petition drive was started by one mayoral candidate calling for the contract’s termination and Mayor Ed Lee has told the Arts Commission to re-examine the approval. The contract with artist Tom Otterness was called into question following an article in The San Francisco Examiner’s Friday edition. Read More
Brooklyn artist Tom Otterness has found himself once again answering for killing a dog on film and calling it art back in 1977. Read More
State senator and mayoral candidate Leland Yee has launched a petition drive to convince Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to rescind the contract awarded to Brooklyn artist Tom Otterness. Read More
The Arts Commission’s selection of a Brooklyn artist for a $750,000 contract for Central Subway art has drawn criticism because the artist shot a dog in 1977 on film and called it art. But there’s another reason why the selection isn’t drawing praise. He’s a Brooklyn-based artist. Read More
A Brooklyn artist who once shot and killed a dog and called it art has landed a coveted $750,000 city art contract for the Central Subway.
As if the $1.6 billion railway weren’t controversial enough, artist Tom Otterness’ commission can be expected to generate criticism from dog lovers and animal rights groups. Read More