First elected to the Board in 2006, Mendoza decided to run for re-election in large part because of the accomplishments the current Board has achieved, not least of which is a spirit of cooperation between Board members to achieve results, a stark contrast to previous Board compositions plagued by infighting.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn today approved Proposition B for the November ballot but stripped a “poison pill” provision from the measure, a provision Kahn ruled unconstitutional.
Herrera joins Supervisor Bevan Dufty as the only two prominent pols to have officially declared candidacies for the open seat in 2011. Should he win, Herrera will be in a position to appoint a replacement to the Office of City Attorney.
Department of Elections Director John Arntz yesterday responded to Sutton law firm attorney Kevin Heneghan saying, “The version of Proposition M filed with the Department of Elections is identical to the version attached to the Board of Supervisors agenda for its July, 27, 2010 meeting. Therefore, the measure was not amended and I will not be taking any action in response to your letter.”
Demanded is that Israel be portrayed as peaceful, never aggressive, surrounded, beleaguered, and victimized, acting solely in self-defense. In contrast, Palestinians are called militant terrorist threats to Israeli security, its propaganda machine relentless in pounding that message, the Senate’s investigation failing to expose and halt it.
Tt has been difficult for the voters to clearly evaluate the candidates without knowing whether or not Supervisor Alioto-Pier was on the ballot. Let me be among the first to thank Michela for her seven years of public service. Now that we have clarity, I am looking forward to continuing my door-to-door campaign to meet the voters of District Two.
Today’s appellate court ruling restores the legal effect of the voter-approved “rounding-up rule,” which provides that if an appointed incumbent serves more than two years of a term, it counts as a full four-year term for purposes of term limits.
The records are sought in part in response to concerns reported extensively in the New York Times, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, NBC Bay Area, New America Media, and other publications about the chilling effects of possible racial and religious profiling and the potential harm such tactics may have on national security.
Walker also condemned the spread of misinformation for political gain, including from her supporters.
Smith, a consummate musician and producer who has played with such notables including Brian Eno, Madonna, Warren Zevon and John Scofield, will provide percussion for legendary Fillmore jazz pianist Peoples under the name The UF2: The Unidentified Flying Quartet.
“I think its important to build alliances, especially with others whom we may disagree with on other issues, in order to achieve the critical mass we need to truly end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to keep these conflicts from expanding, as they currently are, into Yemen and Pakistan,” said Gonzalez in response to FCJ inquiry.
The project is estimated to create more than 48,000 jobs in its first phase of construction, which will last seven years. These jobs include the people who will design, build and operate the facility, the manufacturing jobs created by the materials being utilized in the facility and the businesses providing consumer goods and services to workers and the passengers utilizing the Transit Center.
Voter-mandated term limits allow supervisors to hold office for two consecutive four-year terms. If allowed another term, Alioto-Pier will have held the seat for nearly 11 years. Reilly’s brief makes a strong case that the Superior Court judge erred in overturning a two-year-old City Attorney’s opinion denying Alioto-Pier access to the ballot. The brief provides convincing support for the argument that the City’s rounding-up rule (which calls for supervisors who complete more than two years of an unexpired term to be deemed to have served a full term) indeed covers Alito-Pier’s situation.
“The law has very specific requirements that must be followed in order to receive the approval from the Department of Elections for a measure to qualify for the ballot,” said Adachi. “The democratic process by which The Sustainable City Employees Benefits Reform Act was approved both by the City Attorney through granting title and summary to the petition and by the Department of Elections when the signatures of 49,178 San Francisco voters were verified and accepted. We as Americans have the freedom afforded to us by the Constitution to have our choices heard at the ballot box and the taxpayers have the right to address how their tax dollars are spent in San Francisco without interference from special interest groups.”
Thomas Willis, an attorney for the plaintiffs, stated, “The proponents of this measure took short cuts in drafting and circulating the measure, and as a result the voters lost. They lost because they didn’t get enough information about the measure and who was behind it. The measure is clearly invalid and should be removed from the ballot.”
Keys, a long-time aide and former 2006 re-election campaign manager for Daly, has earned this campaign’s highest profile endorsement, catapulting Keys to the top tier of candidates vying to replace Daly. With Daly’s endorsement, Keys will benefit from Daly’s ties to the District 6 community as well as Daly’s proven ability to win elections against well financed candidates.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the leak “potentially dramatic and grievously harmful….The battlefield consequences of the release of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies and Afghan partners, and may well damage our relationships and reputation in that part of the world. Intelligence sources and methods, as well as military tactics, techniques and procedures, will become known to our adversaries.”