The eco/environmentally-conscious pop/rock outfit from Sacramento, who rely on solar energy to power their music studios, held the concert to raise money to help solarize the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Community Center, “a non-profit that helps more than 600 children, seniors, and families each day in San Francisco, with a focus on low to moderate income families,” said Paul Scott, Executive Director of One Atmosphere, a non-profit organization “dedicated to combating global warming whose prior work with the Sierra Club and the City of San Francisco has been enthusiastically endorsed by Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.”
The measure, which is expected to go before voters in November, aims to rein in unsustainable health and pension costs, projected to exceed $1 billion by 2016 if needed reforms are not enacted.
Big projects naturally draw big money. Treasure Island, currently slated for $6 billion in residential and commercial development, was an unusually large prize. But companies with political and social ties to two mayors won the two major projects related to the redevelopment — with the master development drawing only one serious bid.
Dubbed SF Smart Reform, the measure aims to rein in City pension and healthcare costs, projected to exceed $1 billion by 2016.
Brodkin filed papers Tuesday with the San Francisco Department of Elections declaring her intent to run for one of three seats up for re-election on the seven-member Board. Board of Education President Jane Kim, Vice-President Hydra Mendoza and Commissioner Shree Maufus currently hold those seats.
Daly forwarded to FCJ today what appears to be a postcard mailer that we are presuming he will send to all registered District 6 voters.
The high court’s action today ends a four-year legal challenge by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.
“I would love to have a debate with Paulson,” Gonzalez told FCJ on Saturday following a signature drive kickoff event for the measure. “If he wants to sit down and debate this issue publicly, or any issue in the City, I’ll do it.”
The campaign launch drew as many as 300 hundred supporters to the event held at 111 Minna Gallery in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, far exceeding the attendances of previous kickoff events held by Kim’s closest competitors in the race.
Credit a lively format that included candidates firing questions at each other and Melissa Griffin’s artful and entertaining moderating that combined to keep a well-attended audience engaged and on the edge of their seats. Mathew Drake, Glendon “Anna Conda” Hyde, James Keys, Jane Kim, Jim Meko, Theresa Sparks, Debra Walker and Elaine Zamora were the only candidates invited to participate in the debate. Zamora chose not to participate.
Meko joins Jane Kim, Debra Walker and Elaine Zamora as the only D6 candidates to date to be authorized eligible to receive public campaign funds.
The 800-member strong SF Young Democrats (SFYD) has scheduled to hold a restricted District 6 candidates debate this evening at the South Beach Yacht Club.The winner of the debate will garner SFYD’s endorsement.
The two-day expo event attracted thousands of medical marijuana users, cultivators, activists and cannabusiness entrepreneurs, all eager to test new cannabis strains, consume edibles, attend seminars and parties and introduce new cannabusiness products to a market segment with revenues outstripping the US automobile industry.
The three-alarm fire, first reported to emergency services at 5:45 pm, was extinguished by the heroic efforts of the San Francisco Fire Department at approximately 7 pm.
Mounting evidence points to disturbingly high error rates with the devices, which are supposed to measure power usage and wirelessly transmit the data to PG&E. But since the SmartMeter deployment program began last summer, increasing numbers of PG&E ratepayers have blamed the new devices for dramatic and inexplicable spikes in their utility bills, and PG&E has itself acknowledged problems with the meters.
Meko’s campaign submitted the necessary forms to the San Francisco Ethics Commission yesterday, according campaign manager Jamie Whitaker. Keys, who is finalizing the necessary paperwork, should be in a position to submit within the next two days, he said. Both Keys and Meko are supportive of the Progressive Primary sponsored by Supervisor Chris Daly though Meko has expressed concerns with the Progressive Pledge.
Insiders are now shifting the conversation towards a ‘candidates collaborative’ whereby each of the Progressive frontrunner candidates agree to maximize the opportunities presented by ranked-choice-voting. This includes not going negative on each other and recommending second and third place votes to their Progressive challengers.