Supporters of labor leader F.X. Crowley have set in motion a recount of the vote tally that made Board of Education President Norman Yee win the District 7 seat on the Board of Supervisors by 132 votes.
But while Crowley supporters say the margin of victory is close enough to justify a recount, they are not so sure they will actually follow through on their request for one. That will depend on how much Department of Elections Director John Arntz says it would cost. Read More
Board of Education President Norman Yee declared victory Thursday in one of the closest recent contests for a seat on the Board of Supervisors, but the second-place finisher has not ruled out requesting a recount. After an arduous 10 days of vote counting, Yee emerged as the winner of the nine-candidate District 7 battle by 131 votes to serve as successor to termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. The district includes the neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks. Read More
Even though eight days have passed since the election, no one is declaring victory in the District 7 Board of Supervisors race.
The latest vote tally released Tuesday by the Department of Elections shows school board President Norman Yee leading labor leader F.X. Crowley by a margin of 102 votes under The City’s ranked-choice voting system. Read More
This election season wasn’t the most offensive, but it produced the usual crop of battered politicians with bruised egos and hurt feelings. But now the elections are over, and San Francisco will soon have two new supervisors who will become part of the process of creating, considering and voting on legislation. Read More
Labor leader F.X. Crowley has a slight lead in the race to succeed termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. After voters’ second- and third-place picks were tabulated under ranked-choice voting, he had less than a 2 percent advantage over Board of Education President Norman Yee, with thousands of last-minute ballots yet to be counted. Read More
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who represents District 7, has been a stalwart fiscal moderate on a Board of Supervisors that frequently needs such guidance. With his term ending, City Hall needs a strong successor, and Mike Garcia is the candidate to fill those shoes. Read More
The plastic bag surcharge is in effect in just about every store in The City — and, for better or worse, we all have suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to thank. Back when he was on the Board of Supervisors, plastic bags, PG&E and brevity were his enemies, although he only pushed through a law banning one of them. As of Oct. 1, stores must charge a dime for any bag they have to provide to customers. Read More
In San Francisco’s relatively conservative District 7, nine candidates are vying to replace termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who routinely supported more investment in basic infrastructure and warned about burgeoning government labor costs. Read More
Radiation is far from the only problem bedeviling the residents of Treasure Island. Delays in development have left residents of the island neglected in other ways. Read More
Over the past two weeks, suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has been distributing a flier to his supporters. On it is a series of bulleted sentiments, or “Points to convey in letters to the editor, supervisors and on-line media sites. Ideas to get started: choose, combine, re-phrase, embellish.” Read More