Articles Tagged “Board of Supervisors”

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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.

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    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 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

    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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • San Francisco – Inside City Hall
    With Nicholas Olczak

    Nicholas Olczak Photos by Luke Thomas By Nicholas Olczak February 27, 2008 One small step, one giant leap…. An atmosphere often hangs over the legislative chambers at the start of the Board of Supervisors meetings,…

  • Peskin realigns committee assignments

    Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin Photo by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas February 26, 2008 Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin announced sweeping changes to several committees of the Board of Supervisors today during…