Articles Tagged “Board of Supervisors”

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    Candidates Square Off in D5 Debate

    Eight of 10 candidates vying to replace suspended-elect Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on the most progressive seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, engaged in a relatively low-key debate Wednesday, testing their campaign messaging while seeking the endorsement of the District 5 Democratic Club.

  • A decision to approve an environment impact report for the development of a new CPMC hospital in San Francisco was continued Tuesday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  Photo by David Elliot Lewis.

    Board Stalls CPMC Environmental Impact Report Over Bad Faith Dealings

    The decision on the EIR was delayed for two weeks to provide Sutter Health one more opportunity to negotiate a good faith agreement with the city, one that hopefully guarantees to keep St. Luke’s open for at least 20 years.

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    Defense Counsel Requests Subpoenas in Sheriff Misconduct Case; Mayor Denies Perjury Allegations, Releases Statement

    Defense counsel for suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today filed a formal request with the San Francisco Ethics Commission requesting the quasi-judicial body to issue subpoenas to four witnesses in connection with allegations of perjury by Mayor Ed Lee.

  • The Sunshine Ordinance Task Force was established by Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code in 1999. The purpose of the Task Force is to protect the public's interest in open government .  File photo by Luke Thomas.

    Supervisors’ Vendetta Against Sunshine Panel Incumbents

    Open-government activists believe, and with good reason, that the Board of Supervisors’ May 22 vote to oust three incumbents from the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force was in retaliation for a pair of task force actions that cast the board – and particularly President David Chiu and Supervisors Scott Wiener, Malia Cohen and Eric Mar – in an unfavorable light.

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    Wiener’s Mendacious Attack on City’s Sunshine Panel

    In moving to push Bruce Wolfe off the city’s Sunshine Ordinance Task Force on May 22, Supervisor Scott Wiener attacked the 11-member body in a way that was venomous and mendacious.

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    Overheard in Fog City: Julian Davis to Declare D5 Candidacy

    Longtime San Francisco progressive organizer Julian Davis will officially declare this week his bid to unseat appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague, Fog City Journal can confirm.

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    Olague Kicks Off Campaign for Supervisor

    In attendance included Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor David Campos, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, as well as labor leaders including Mike Casey of Unite HERE Locate 2 and Larry Griffith of IFPTE Local 21 and the San Francisco Labor Council.

  • San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

    City Attorney Authorizes Outside Counsel in Mirkarimi Suspension Case

    Due to a conflict of interest raised by Mirkarimi’s defense team, filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court, attorney Scott Emblidge of Moscone, Emblidge and Sater LLP, has been assigned to represent both the Ethics Commission and Board of Supervisors.

  • Olague Explains her Support for RCV Repeal Measure

    Olague Explains her Support for RCV Repeal Measure

    Olague has long ties to the progressive community and was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to the District 5 seat, one of the city’s most progressive, in January after Ross Mirkarimi was elected Sheriff. This week, she joined Sean Elsbernd, Carmen Chu, Scott Wiener, and Malia Cohen – all considered moderate/conservative supervisors – in supporting Sup. Mark Farrell’s proposal to replace RCV with runoff elections for the mayor’s race and other citywide offices.

  • Carolyn Tyler Honored by Board of Supervisors

    Carolyn Tyler Honored by Board of Supervisors

    District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell stated that he was “honored to recognize a great district 2 resident who has been part of our lives for many years at ABC.” Farrell presented Tyler with a commendation signed by the Board.

  • Campos Draws Broad-Based Support for Re-Election Bid

    Campos Draws Broad-Based Support for Re-Election Bid

    A Guatemala-born immigrant first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008, Campos was joined on the steps of City Hall by as many as 100 supporters including several colleagues on the Board as well as several labor leaders.

  • Though the results for ranked choice race for District 10 Supervisor have not been officially certified by the Department of Elections, Malia Cohen, a liberal Democrat, is the presumed Supervisor-elect for the District. Photo by Luke Thomas.

    Understanding D10 RCV Election Results

    To understand the effectiveness of RCV, it is helpful to compare how this extraordinary race in District 10 would have unfolded using other electoral systems, specifically a plurality (“highest vote-getter wins”) system or San Francisco’s previous two round (November-December) runoff cycle.

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    The Battle for the Board

    ” District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly Photos by Luke Thomas By Chris Daly August 3, 2008 With the August 8th filing deadline rapidly approaching, it’s fish or cut bait time in the hotly contested races…

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    Bye Bye Buster

    Buster’s Place, a drop-in center that offers a temporary respite for San Francisco’s homeless population, is slated for closure March 31 due to budget cuts. Photos by Luke Thomas By Nicholas Olczak March 25, 2008…

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    Court Jester reviews Board agenda

    h. “Court Jester” brown. Photo by Luke Thomas By h. brown March 25, 2008 “I didn’t know you wanted me to do anything.” (PUC’s Barbara Hale to Lafco) For smug bureaucrats who love to rub…