Donate

Tag: San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Ed Lee Issues Statement as Chinese Community Turns Out in Support

January 6, 2011 | 3:33 pm

Ed Lee Issues Statement as Chinese Community Turns Out in Support

Posted by

City Administrator Ed Lee, who is suddenly at the very center of a classic San Francisco food fight despite being 7,000 miles away, said in a statement today that he would accept the position of Interim Mayor should the Board of Supervisors vote him into office tomorrow. Lee issued his statement through the Chinese Chamber […]

Continue Reading

January 6, 2011 | 2:57 pm

SF Board President David Chiu Turns Down D.A. Job

Posted by

UPDATE: 2:30 P.M. KQED’s Cy Musiker attended an event today for the Asian Art Museum at which Newsom spoke. Afterwards, he talked to the media and was asked to comment on David Chiu’s rejecting an appointment to office of San Francisco District Attorney. Newsom said this: Gavin Newsom on David Chiu’s rejection of D.A. appointment […]

Continue Reading

Who is Ed Lee? Scott Shafer Elucidates

January 5, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Who is Ed Lee? Scott Shafer Elucidates

Posted by

Ed Lee, on the verge of winning San Francisco’s interim mayor sweepstakes, has a long and interesting history in city government. Mayor Art Agnos brought Lee into his administration in 1989, where he eventually became director of the Human Rights Commission. (Full disclosure: I worked for Mayor Agnos as press secretary). Ed Lee is a decent […]

Continue Reading

Ed Lee Poised to Become Non-Binding Choice for Interim Mayor; Chris Daly Throws Fit

January 5, 2011 | 9:20 am

Ed Lee Poised to Become Non-Binding Choice for Interim Mayor; Chris Daly Throws Fit

Posted by

Do I speak accurately when I venture the opinion that only in San Francisco can so much tsuris be churned up over a non-binding vote? Last night, in a marathon Board of Supervisors meeting (at nine hours, that’s longer than the longest Andy Warhol film), the supes appeared to settle on City Administrator Ed Lee […]

Continue Reading

Watch Live: SF Board Scheduled to Weigh in on Next Mayor

January 4, 2011 | 2:19 pm

Watch Live: SF Board Scheduled to Weigh in on Next Mayor

Posted by

Between voting on a resolution on “receiving and approving the Noe Valley Community Benefit District’s annual reports for fiscal year 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009, as submitted pursuant to Section 36650 of the Business Property and Community Benefit Act of 1994…” and a hearing of “persons interested in or objecting to proposed Resolution establishing a property-based […]

Continue Reading

January 4, 2011 | 10:10 am

Video: The Daily Show Takes on SF’s Happy Meal Toy Ban

Posted by

Is there something in the genetic code of all politicians that stops them from turning down any chance to appear on camera, no matter how remote the possibility that they will come out looking good? Watch this clip from last night’s Daily Show, in which Aasif Mandvi interviews San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar and Mayor […]

Continue Reading

January 3, 2011 | 4:43 pm

News Fix Contest: Who Will Be the Next San Francisco Mayor?

Posted by

Tomorrow the Board of Supervisors may or may not weigh in on a successor to Gavin Newsom, who takes off to assume those burdensome Lt. Governor duties later in the week, when Chris Daly will be safely ensconced behind a bar, in no position to cast an official vote. And an ostensibly new, more moderate […]

Continue Reading

Interview with SF Supervisor John Avalos on Choosing a Newsom Successor

January 3, 2011 | 3:49 pm

Interview with SF Supervisor John Avalos on Choosing a Newsom Successor

Posted by

Should be some fun tomorrow at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting. Number 25 on the agenda is a “Hearing to discuss the proposed Motion to take nominations and appoint a successor Mayor in the event of a vacancy in the Office of the Mayor.” Number 26 is “Motion to take nominations and appoint […]

Continue Reading

December 14, 2010 | 4:14 pm

Despite Warning, SF Board Unanimously Approves America’s Cup Bid

Posted by

Read about it in the Chronicle. The unanimous decision ignores an explicit warning by Cup organizers that the bid was at risk because of the proposal’s move of the tentative Cup site farther north than originally proposed.

Continue Reading

December 14, 2010 | 4:07 pm

SF Supes Reject Peninsula Toll Plan

Posted by

Update Dec 15: The Chronicle doesn’t like the congestion pricing plans now on the table. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has ditched a controversial plan to study the possibility of charging commuters entering and exiting the southern part of the city a toll of up to $3. A plan to study a fee for […]

Continue Reading