It will be interesting to see if Mayor Gavin Newsom can continue ignoring the media at a celeb-packed event Thursday to honor Rev. Cecil Williams.
Newsom is one of a number of big-timers listed to attend a lavish ceremony at the San Francisco Opera House honoring Williams’ 45th anniversary with Glide, the Tenderloin-based foundation and church that has long served The City’s poor and disenfranchised.
Event organizers list poet Maya Angelou, actor Danny Glover, San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer and other big-shot attendees.
Newsom is listed as one of many VIPs.
Will he attend? And if so, will he address questions from the press?
The mayor has been giving the media the silent treatment for 12 days. The last time he talked issues with reporters was Oct. 30, only hours before he announced he was quitting the 2010 governor’s race.
Hopefully, Newsom will at least comment on Williams’ many years of service to The City. That could be one baby-step toward ending this rift.