When I was in high school, both of my older brothers played soccer. To kill time after school while they practiced, I became the “soccer manager.” This was a strange title, because I didn’t “manage” anything or anyone. All I did was fill Gatorade bottles and make sure the equipment was on the bus.
This experience reminds me of the presidency of the Board of Supervisors. Because being the president of the board comes with about as much authority as being the soccer manager. Read More
The Recreation and Park Department is placing a massive bond measure before voters for the second time in four years, but unlike the last occasion, this proposition is facing opposition from a high-profile coalition. Read More
The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More
Today, the Ethics Commission is set to issue its final recommendation on the matter of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. No one knows for sure how this will turn out, but there is at least one compelling reason for the commission to recommend removal, even without getting into disputed facts. Read More
Opponents of the 8 Washington luxury condo development said they turned in enough signatures Thursday to place a referendum on the ballot to overturn city approval of the waterfront project.
Jon Golinger, who is leading the effort, said his group turned in 31,371 signatures and believes it succeeded in securing at least the 19,405 valid signatures needed. The Department of Elections has 30 days to determine that. Read More
The progressive influence on the Board of Supervisors could continue to wane with Mayor Ed Lee’s appointment of someone to fill the District 5 seat being vacated by Ross Mirkarimi, who was chosen to be San Francisco’s next sheriff in last week’s election. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee says he won’t run, but that hasn’t stopped a progressive group from putting together a slick campaign to convince him to put his name on the ballot in November. The buzz over that drive has been growing since blogger Michael Petrelis spotted two political operatives and photojournalist Luke Thomas staging shots for the campaign outside Rainbow Grocery earlier this month. Read More
Matt Gonzalez, a former mayoral candidate in San Francisco, has been appointed as a chief attorney in the Public Defender's Office. (Getty Images file photo) Read More
You can cast a vote on Twitter for who will be the replacement for Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is leaving to take his post as lieutenant governor by Jan. 10.The voting on Twitter is run though the website sfmayorvote.com that asks "Who should be interim SF Mayor?" Read More
Former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, who almost became mayor with his run against Gavin Newsom, is still making news around San Francisco. Read More