Cammy Blackstone is exceptional for many reasons.
She’s the voice you hear at each animal exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo, a winner of a Poddy Award for her foodie podcasts (she beat Rachael Ray!) and, as a legislative aide at the Board of Supervisors, Blackstone has worked for four supervisors — Sean Elsbernd, Michela Alioto-Pier, Carmen Chu and Katy Tang. That’s more than any aide in recent history.
Riders on Muni can be singularly focused on the service issue that affects them at that very moment. And rightly so, for being late to work or to an appointment is a frustrating experience, especially when the delay is caused by a service snag on Muni. Just as infuriating is when Muni stops short of the end of the line — a practice known as a switchback — and riders have to wait for the next vehicle. Read More
Muni’s switchback policy on transit routes gained a new foe last week, but while the practice might be increasing on some lines, it appears to be slowing down on others.
A perennial complaint of disgruntled riders, Muni says its practice of cutting short its scheduled routes is necessary to clear delays on other parts of the system.
➤ Quote of the Month: Supervisor John Avalos praising late Hugo Chavez, Melissa Griffin, Local News, Thursday Read More
Newly appointed District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang has announced that she plans to work to reduce the number of switchbacks encountered by Muni riders. A switchback refers to Muni’s annoying and all-too-common practice of stopping a train or bus short of its destination and ordering off all passengers to await another vehicle. Read More
Tuesday was Carmen Chu’s final meeting as a San Francisco supervisor, and the sendoff by her colleagues on that board was kind and earnest — and telling.
Although Chu rarely spoke at meetings, she was widely regarded as the most well-read and prepared person at any proceeding. (Note to Chu’s replacement, Katy Tang: Talk, sister!)
On Tuesday after a long meeting, supervisors still took the time to say heartfelt goodbyes to Chu. Read More
Katy Tang was driving Monday evening when she received a long-awaited telephone call. “Pull over,” the voice on the phone said.
It was sage advice from Mayor Ed Lee, who made his own sage move Tuesday when he selected Tang to succeed Carmen Chu as the Sunset district’s representative on the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Sunset district residents will have to wait 30 days before they find out who will be appointed to represent them on the Board of Supervisors.
Mayor Ed Lee announced Wednesday that he plans to name current District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu to the vacant assessor-recorder position, setting off political intrigue over who will eventually replace her. Read More