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Tag: Willie Brown

March 16, 2011 | 2:59 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: What Will Twitter Deal Really Cost?; Willie Brown as Lobbyist

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Behind the tweets (San Francisco Bay Guardian) A Guardian review of the voluminous e-mails and other public records behind the proposed Mid-Market tax exclusion zone shows how public officials and private power brokers promised millions of dollars in benefits to Twitter and greatly expanded the tax-exclusion zone […]

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Who is Ed Lee? Scott Shafer Elucidates

January 5, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Who is Ed Lee? Scott Shafer Elucidates

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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 […]

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October 19, 2010 | 3:57 pm

Willie Brown’s Warning to Democrats

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KQED’s Scott Shafer attended Willie Brown’s annual pre-election breakfast this morning. His report: A veritable Who’s Who of San Francisco politics filled a downtown ballroom for a campaign ritual this morning–a pre-election breakfast hosted by former Mayor Willie Brown. The event is part face-time, part fundraiser for Willie Brown’s Public Policy Institute. It’s also a […]

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