Tag: Willie Brown
Former Mayor Willie Brown brokers deal to end dispute that led to a sickout and partial system shutdown.
Toni Atkins, who will have to give up the office in 2016, laid out her priorities in today’s speech.
State conflict-of-interest law allows legislators to vote on measures affecting the fields they work in.
Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.
Lawsuit follows Legislature’s vote to rename Bay Bridge after former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
Oy. This could be even better than the Harvey Milk Airport thing. News has broken about a resolution introduced in the Assembly to name the western span of the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Yerba Buena Island, “the Willie L. Brown Bridge,” after Da Mayor himself. Which raises the question: Does anyone want […]
You may have heard that the deal avoiding the “fiscal cliff” national budget crisis included some tax breaks for some rather narrow constituencies. Such as Puerto Rican and Virgin Island rum makers. And NASCAR track owners. And movie producers. Some critics have derided these giveaways as “pork barrel” legislation, a kind of cynical deal making […]
When it comes to film criticism, Willie Brown is of a less-is-more mindset. His complete take on Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, for instance, from one of his recent San Francisco Chronicle columns: “This movie has been playing for a while, and for a very good reason. It’s a winner.” Mick LaSalle, you can give up […]
By Matt Smith, The Bay Citizen Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and a longtime business partner are among investors in a company drawing criticism for working with local government officials to take over and discount underwater mortgages. The plan gained impetus last month, when officials in San Bernardino County formed a joint powers authority to […]