Articles Tagged “john rizzo”

  • A failure by the top-tier District 5 progressive candidates to employ a ranked choice strategy made it possible for a well-financed moderate candidate to win.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

    This is currently a hot topic

    The D5 Progressive “Coalition” Meltdown

    A lot of people are wondering what happened in District 5. The story is pretty straightforward. The supporters of the three progressive candidates failed to support each other, and so the progressive vote split allowing London Breed to win.

  • A mailer funded by an independent expenditure committee controlled by SEIU 1021 depicts former Redevelopment Agency Commissioner London Breed as being in the pockets of real estate interests.

    This is currently a hot topic

    Breed Responds to SEIU 1021 “Hit Piece”

    London Breed, a leading candidate in the race for District 5 Supervisor, pledged Friday in an interview with Fog City Journal to protect tenant’s rights and to oppose any attacks on rent control if she were to be elected to the most progressive and tenant-heavy seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

  • Appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague was taken to Wednesday during a contentious debate which allowed candidates to volley questions at each other.  Photo by Luke Thomas.

    This is currently a hot topic

    Sparks Fly During Heated D5 Debate

    Eight candidates vying to be the next elected District 5 Supervisor squared off during a contentious debate Wednesday providing a packed house at the West Bay Conference Center with a sense that the hotly-contested race is turning in to an all out slug fest.

  • MW2W1133_std

    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.

  • Hope Johnson

    This is currently a hot topic

    Hope Johnson: Fourth Woman to Enter D5 Contest

    If elected, Johnson said she would donate as much as 30 percent of her supervisor’s annual salary ($105,000) to schools; sponsor legislation to provide low-cost loans to small businesses; address traffic calming along the busy Oak and Fell thoroughfares via the installation of bicycle lanes; and work towards improving Muni bus performance through the District.

  • Quintin Mecke files for District 5 Supervisor

    Independence, Equitable Growth – Central Planks to Mecke Campaign for D5 Supe

    Former legislative aide to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Quintin Mecke, who officially filed to run in the ranked choice race for District 5 Supervisor today, says political independence and a check on excessive development will be central to his campaign message and platform.

  • mw2w2250_std

    Overheard in Fog City: Quintin Mecke to Enter D5 Contest

    Following his resignation statement today, Quintin Mecke, the former Communications Director for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, confirmed he is running for District 5 Supervisor, Fog City Journal can report.

  • david_hotchkiss_internet_security

    CCSF Chancellor Suspends Technology Adminstrator, Launches Investigation

    Embattled City College administrator Dr. David Hotchkiss was placed on paid administrative leave today by interim Chancellor Pamela Fisher pending an investigation into his recent conduct after telling press the school had network security vulnerabilities that put thousands of students’ personal data at risk.

  • Caption Action: Election Hangover Edition

    Caption Action: Election Hangover Edition

    The A Team: David Owen, Some Dude from Ross’ office, Marc Salomon, Elaine Santore, Supervisor Chris Daly, Jonathan Wright, Board President Aaron Peskin, and District 9 supervisor candidate Eric Quesada, celebrate election night at El…