Newsom recounts administration’s accomplishments

Mayor Gavin Newsom loves to brag, and given that it has been an extraordinary six weeks for him as mayor, he took a few minutes — 30 actually — during the San Francisco Business Times breakfast Tuesday to tick off all of his recent accomplishments: signing off on the shipyard redevelopment, a sharp drop in the number of homeless residents on the streets, a balanced budget with no new taxes — at least until election day — and the recent move to acquire Treasure Island from the U.S. Navy for more housing and development.

Now, for a politician who is running for statewide office, it doesn’t behoove him to say San Francisco is better than the rest, especially when the race is so tight. But he did.

When talking about how much money San Francisco has pulled in through the federal stimulus program, Newsom couldn’t help himself. “We have been more competitive than any other city in this state,” Newsom said pointedly. “I don’t think this, I know this, and I shouldn’t say this because I’m trying to suck up to Orange County but … this is their money.”

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