At the tennis courts where I play in The City, a well-guarded secret, I used to hit with a guy named Wayne who was known much more for his character than his forehand, which wasn’t half-bad.
Wayne, you see, started his weekend at 7:30 a.m. with a Michelob and a Sherman cigarette, the latter of which he held while he was gripping his Wilson Pro Staff racket for four or five hours between beers. Read More
Former City Administrator Ed Lee catapulted to the most power public office in San Francisco with just a vote by the Board of Supervisors and with the help of former mayors Gavin Newsom and Willie Brown and Chinatown political power Rose Pak.
But with a mayoral election in November, Lee’s office post will comes to an end in just a year. Wouldn’t all that power be tough to simply walk way from? Read More
Ed Lee, the first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco, was sworn into office Tuesday afternoon amid a large audience that filled up City Hall’s rotunda to celebrate the historic moment.The 58-year-old Glen Park resident was surrounded and praised by San Francisco’s political elite, including the power brokers who helped his ascension into the most powerful post in The City, former mayors Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom, and Chinatown Chamber of Commerce consultant Rose Pak. Read More
When 38-year-old David Chiu first accepted the gavel to lead the Board of Supervisors two years ago, he was the freshly elected, political newcomer living in the shadows of his mentor, progressive leader Aaron Peskin.
It was largely thought Peskin orchestrated the ascension of the rookie politician to the board presidency over more veteran members of the board to retain control over the legislative body from the wings. Read More
City Hall is filling up and the suspense is building. Four newly elected members of the Board of Supervisors are about to be sworn into office inside the legislative chambers with an audience of their friends and family watching. Then the new board make up will cast a big political vote, who will serve the two-year term as president of the board. Read More
The leader of San Francisco’s legislative body took a pass on a possible district attorney appointment Thursday, and on Saturday will fight to remain at the helm of the Board of Supervisors.In the latest development in the political intrigue surrounding the changing of the guard in City Hall, board President David Chiu withdrew his name for possible appointment by Mayor Gavin Newsom as San Francisco’s top prosecutor. Read More
Within days, he is expected to assume a job where he will manage a $6.6 billion budget, more than 50 departments and 26,000 employees. But despite being the front-runner to become The City’s interim mayor, many people are probably wondering: Who is Ed Lee? Read More
During the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, four outgoing supervisors could find themselves honored with resolutions commending their work over the years. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom and California Independent System Operator is expected to make a major announcement about the Potrero Power Plant at 10 a.m. Afterward, Newsom will swear in new and reappointed City Commissioners back at City Hall. Read More
The holidays will be a quieter place around City Hall, with many workers taking furlough days between Christmas and New Year’s Day.Residents, however, can still expect street sweeping, tree trimming and graffiti removal during the holiday season despite the fact that government will be operating with limited staffing. Read More