The first round of campaign contribution reports have been filed for November’s Board of Supervisor elections and they are full of fascinating information. One of the most interesting questions suggested by all the data is which supervisors could vote in favor of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi when the board soon considers whether to sustain his suspension for official misconduct. Read More
With fewer than 100 days before the November election, well-financed battles have emerged for three seats on the Board of Supervisors.
Although six seats are up for grabs, it appears the big-money fights will be in three districts: the Richmond; the Fillmore, Haight and Western Addition neighborhoods; and the more conservative neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks. Read More
Last week, the Board of Supervisors considered three Planning Commission appointments: Cindy Wu from the Chinatown Community Development Center; Richard Hillis, former deputy director of the Office of Economic Workforce Development; and three-term commissioner and dentist Michael Antonini. Read More
Perjury allegations against Mayor Ed Lee will seemingly remain no more than allegations. Read More
After months of debate over tweaking San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting system, the effort to put a measure on the November ballot was killed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. That means voters will continue to rank their top three candidates for citywide and district board elections.
The ranked-choice system has come under attack by San Francisco’s more conservative base, while the more left-leaning political faction adamantly defends it. Read More
More tense testimony and pivotal decisions are in store this week for the growing cast of characters involved in the official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office argued on Thursday that Mayor Ed Lee’s alleged perjury is irrelevant to the official misconduct hearing against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.Lee set removal proceedings in motion in March by suspending Mirkarimi without pay because he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge involving his wife. But defense attorneys say the mayor might have lied during his June 29 testimony before The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More
Soccer enthusiasts have reason to cheer after scoring a major victory toward realizing an upgraded soccer complex at the Beach Chalet on the west end of Golden Gate Park.
The project would replace the existing grass fields with synthetic turf and install 60-foot-high lights to allow for nighttime play on the 9-acre site, along with upgrades such as improved bathrooms and spectator seating. Read More
From the looks of the headlines, anyone visiting San Francisco would think our mayor is on trial. Events at the Ethics Commission hearings over whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be permanently removed from office have been a source of controversy from the start, but after Mayor Ed Lee testified about why he suspended Mirkarimi in the first place, things really got heated. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee came under attack Tuesday for suggesting that San Francisco police officers should employ some form of “stop and frisk” tactics to combat gun violence.
Even as New York City’s version of the policy was under attack by civil liberties groups for encouraging racial profiling, Lee said to reporters last month that he was considering something similar for San Francisco. Read More