In 2009, the Capitol Weekly published a “Legislative Scorecard” ranking all members of the state Assembly and Senate. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most liberal, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano scored a perfect 100. Read More
Well-documented turmoil at The City’s Arts Commission appears to be smoothing itself out with new leaders at the helm, the Board of Supervisors essentially ruled Thursday.
The commission has been marred in recent years by reports of mismanagement of funds, personnel resignations and even hubbub around a sizable city contract it approved for an artist who once shot a dog and filmed it. Read More
Of all the items on the November ballot that will garner voter attention, a plan to realign the election schedule for citywide offices might get lost in the mix.
Proposition D would move the city attorney and treasurer races into the same cycle as contests for mayor, district attorney and sheriff. The measure, which was placed on the ballot by unanimous approval from all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors, has not drawn any funding for support or opposition. Read More
As city attorney, Dennis Herrera has very publicly shut down illegally operating nightspots and strip clubs. Now, his mayoral campaign is flush with cash from the strip clubs that benefited from such enforcement.
Records released Monday show Herrera received seven $500 donations — for a total of $3,500 — from strip clubs throughout San Francisco, including Déjà Vu Showgirls, the Gold Club and the Market Street Cinema. Read More
In a deceptive ploy to preach to pregnant women, anti-abortionists have set up “crisis clinics” in San Francisco claiming to offer non-judgmental abortion services, city officials say.
The so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” market themselves as offering abortions and counseling services to women with unwanted pregnancies. But really they’re pushing an “anti-abortion agenda on those seeking constitutionally protected medical services,” according to the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
Two bomb-sniffing dogs were working overtime Under the Dome on Tuesday after someone called in a threat to the City Attorney’s Office.A disturbing phone call about a device came in around noon, according to Eileen Hirst, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department. The brief call prompted sheriff’s deputies to explore the hallways of the second floor of City Hall with the two dogs. Read More
Guerrilla advertisers and city officials are in a constant war, and the latest battle was waged Thursday over sidewalk ads for Dockers, which is part of Levi Strauss and Co. After spotting the illegal graffiti advertising on sidewalks in Hayes Valley and the Mission district, City Attorney Dennis Herrera fired off a letter to Outdoor Media Group, or OMG, demanding the advertising be removed and to “desist from further sidewalk vandalism.” Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom wasn’t ready to jump on the boycott bandwagon even though it’s tempting.
The Mayor reiterated Monday his disdain for Arizona’s new state law to outlaw illegal immigrants, calling it “un-American.”
Having said that, he was less decisive about whether San Francisco should move ahead and boycott the state, which would include terminating city contracts with Arizona-based businesses. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera has accused Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of targeting San Franciscans in a campaign to protect its monopoly. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s vigilant attacks on businesses that harm consumers have earned him a national award.
The National Association of Consumer Advocates said Tuesday Herrera won the 2009 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award at their annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Herrera was described by the Los Angeles Times as running “the most effective public office in the country,” NACA said in a release. Read More