Mayor Gavin Newsom says he has been too consumed by labor talks to consider drafting legislation that would pave the way for a special election to replace him should he win the statewide election for lieutenant governor.
“God is my witness -- all I have been focused on are the budget and labor negotiations,” Newsom said. “I have not taken my head out of that focus the last three or four days despite my announcement on Friday.” Read More
Supervisor Chris Daly introduced a resolution “calling upon” the Municipal Transportation to study and plan for bicycle facilities at “certain dangerous intersections and street segments.”
The specific locations: The intersections of Market, Polk, Oak and 10th Street, and of Howard, South Van Ness, 13th Street and Division, and along Division, 13th Street and Duboce from Folsom to Valencia. Read More
The Board of Supervisors held its version of a pasta party last week, throwing everything within its sights onto the wall to see what would stick.
Unfortunately, as often happens when ingredients are brought to a boil, things got a little out of hand, amateur cooks being what they are these days. Read More
The New Year’s resolution by Supervisor Chris Daly to say “f***” at every meeting ended after just one utterance of the profanity.
The vow by Daly, who is Mayor Gavin Newsom’s most outspoken critic on the Board of Supervisors, generated nationwide media coverage, but also landed criticism for the supervisor.
As first reported by The Examiner, Daly announced the resolution during a Rules Committee meeting Thursday. Read More
On Monday, Supervisor Chris Daly is scheduled to sit on the Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee for a 10:30 am meeting at City Hall Room 250. Read More
During a City Hall hearing Monday afternoon regarding crime on Muni, it seemed as if Supervisor Chris Daly was so bored that he might as well log onto Facebook for a bit of social networking fun.
However, a glance at Daly’s Facebook page would suggest he was less bored than fed-up with hearing the same old song about assaults, thefts, graffiti and fare evasion on buses and streetcars. Read More
Thank you, Ken Garcia, for taking my mind off the really important issues of the day. After reading your Nov. 12 column, I can concentrate on wondering why Ken Garcia continues to fawn over Mayor Gavin Newsom. Read More
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier introduced legislation Tuesday that would amend the Board of Supervisors rules that restrict general public comment at supervisors' committee meetings.
Currently general public comment -- the period in meetings when people can come and speak to the supervisors on any topic they want other than what’s on the committee agenda -- is only available during full board meetings. Read More
When San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly gets a vision, it usually means it’s time to run for cover. And, sure enough, that’s what a majority of his colleagues did when he first erupted with his idea to turn the San Francisco Zoo into an “animal sanctuary” — his plan to capitalize on the tragic tiger mauling at the facility last Christmas. Read More
Within three months, lobbyists paid to influence City Hall decision making could be forced to wear highly visible identification badges under a proposed law up for a vote Tuesday.
Reported money spent on lobbying efforts is on the rise in San Francisco. In 1996, $2.7 million was spent on lobbying efforts by those required to report the funds; last year, $7.1 million was spent on lobbying efforts, according to reports by The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More