David Chiu

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    April 9, 2014
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    October 30, 2013
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    September 19, 2013

    David Chiu: We Postponed Our Wedding to Wait for Marriage Equality

    At the conclusion of his latest election as president of the board, David Chiu publicly thanked -- and publicly acknowledged -- his significant other Candace Chen for the first time in board chambers. By year's end, he'll have an opportunity to do the same with regards to his wife, the couple has an ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    8 Washington: Who's Gonna Pay for Rivers of Sewage?

    The notions of luxury condos and torrents of raw sewage do not exactly jibe. Nor does the idea of the residents of those condos -- and the city -- being on the hook for said fetid rivers. But that was the picture painted by Supervisor David Chiu today during a provocative hearing regarding the 8 Was ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Bottled Water Ban: Three-Year-Old Idea Uncorked Again

    If Supervisor David Chiu had his way, you wouldn't be able to look him up in the phone book and call to complain about his proposal to ban bottled water sales on city land. The Board President's plan to cease mandated deliveries of towering piles of Yellow Pages to serve as ad hoc obstacles to home ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Win David Chiu's Money? Come On Down!

    Not long ago, we wrote about how members of the Board of Supervisors have allotted themselves $100,000 apiece to sprinkle about their districts as they see fit. On the one hand, it's hard to argue against playgrounds and sunshine and happiness and other such things the supes have pushed money toward ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Chris Daly: I am No Longer Haunting David Chiu

    In the moments following his unanimous re-re-election as board president, David Chiu yesterday noted his gladness that the era of profanity and angry Donkey Kong references was in the board's rearview mirror. It was an unsubtle reference to former Supervisor Chris Daly, whose mention by Chiu earlier ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Board of Supervisors President: David Chiu Unanimously Re-Elected

    Supervisor David Chiu keeps discovering new ways to be elected board president. First, he was the compromise choice emerging out of a bitter political battle. Then the board's right flank pushed him to re-election. And, today, he was re-re-elected via a unanimous, 11-0 tally. But not without some cu ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Board of Supervisors: Get Used to Muddle in the Middle

    By this time next week, barring an event recalling a Strom Thurmond phone book-reading filibuster, San Francisco will have a newly minted Board of Supervisors president. Incumbent David Chiu is in a solid position, but others, including Scott Wiener, are making plays of their own. It'll be intriguin ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Nudists Want to Know Why City Supervisor Didn't Want the City to Film Them Naked

    That's the thing about nudists -- they want to be seen. So you can only imagine how upset they were to discover their naked bodies were never documented during a recent public meeting when a handful of them took off their clothes. And they squarely blame Supervisor David Chiu for that. Spearhead ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012
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    August 8, 2012

    F. Joseph Butler to Challenge David Chiu in District 3

    Earlier this year, Chinatown power broker Rose Pak threatened to run against Board President David Chiu in District 3. That'd be a neat trick. Pak would have to: A. Move to District 3, and; B. Become a registered voter. That isn't happening. Thus far, Chiu faces an exceedingly light field in his bid ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    List: Another Year, Another Board of Supervisors

    ​Supervisor David Chiu, president of the Board of Supervisors, this week announced the new committee assignments for the Board this year. What's different this year? Nobody actually cares what David Chiu does anymore Eric Mar has to sit in the back Mark Farrell is the new chair of the Government ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Supervisor David Chiu Scores High with SF Chamber of Commerce

    ​The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has released its annual scorecard, ranking how it feels members of the Board of Supervisors have been doing when it comes to bolstering our economy. And, like every year, the results are as predictable as San Francisco fog: The moderates outscore the progress ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    OccupySF: Politicians Crash the Party

    Hey, I support the movement, too! Solidarity!​Those grumbling about the caliber of people camping out at Justin Herman plaza can't be thrilled about the latest wave of demonstrators drawn to OccupySF: politicians. Last night a near-quorum of the Board of Supervisors squatted along with the squatte ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    What Karaoke Songs Should David Chiu Sing?

    Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. But will they vote for you?​David Chiu's mayoral poll numbers continue to hover at "Who wants chili for breakfast?" levels, but you can't say the president of the board isn't trying to have fun. Whether it's tooling around Dolores Park with a Wookiee or l ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Ed Lee Has Some 'Splaining to Do

    Answer the question or I throw you out!​Familiarity breeds contempt -- and, crammed into a smaller room upstairs during Board Chambers' expensive redesign, members of the Board of Supervisors are knocking boots in the most nonsexual of ways. Contempt also breeds contempt -- and, along with spartan ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Where Is David Chiu Now?

    David Chiu is going where no candidate has gone before​Supervisor David Chiu met with with Ed Lee yesterday for the first time since Lee jumped into the race for mayor. Needless to say, it was an awkward moment for Chiu, who likened it to getting coffee with a cheating lover."It was like meeting w ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Is David Chiu Medical Marijuana's New Best Friend?

    Photo by Greg DewarPedaling for pot​A funny thing happened to Board of Supervisors President David Chiu last night, while making his evening round of speeches.Somebody asked him for pot."You got the compassion? Who's got weed?" asked an attendee of yesterday's monthly dinner/medical cannabis givea ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Which Smurf Would Your Favorite S.F. City Hall Politico Be?

    Creepy!​If you have young kids or are some kind of weird serial killer, you've probably been eagerly anticipating the release of the 3D movie version of The Smurfs. Frankly, the appearance of these eerily topaz CGI gremlins on the big screen is not something we're so excited about. The same cannot ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Dear David Chiu: Come Pick Up Your Campaign Signs

    Last callDear David Chiu:It has come to SF Weekly's attention that you are missing a bunch of "David Chiu for Mayor" signs.Don't worry. They are safe. Your campaign manager's boyfriend left them at Martuni's last night, but we were able to secure them before the bar backs disposed of your critical m ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011
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    March 1, 2011

    David Chiu Has 'Good Shot' at Mayor, Political Rivals Admit

    Moderately progressive?​We can never forget former Supervisor Chris Daly's famous tongue lashing after Supervisor David Chiu broke ranks with his left-leaning colleagues to get Mayor Ed Lee appointed earlier this year. It was then that Daly publicly vowed to haunt Chiu and his fellow "moderates." ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    David Chiu to Jump in Mayoral Race

    Is he a moderate or a progressive?​As expected, Supervisor David Chiu, the board president who riled progressives when he helped elevate Mayor Ed Lee into his position, says he plans to announce his bid for San Francisco mayor later today.Chiu -- who considers himself progressive -- has been hinti ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    David Chiu: Twitter Fiend

    Turning us off with his tweets​After announcing his bid for San Francisco mayor, Supervisor David Chiu pulled a Mayor Jean Quan on us and started engaging in the obnoxious social networking antics of oversharing with his users. After winning election in November, Oakland Mayor Quan inundated her T ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    David Chiu's Yellow Pages Jihad Is Smart -- and Smart Politics

    This is your apartment foyer...​Supervisor David Chiu's pending legislation to require residents to opt-in before receiving a yellow pages isn't just smart -- it's savvy. Anyone who's ever taken a trip to the city's recycling plant knows that phone books are so heavy, they confound machines design ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    David Chiu Makes Committee Assignments That 'Complete the Coup'

    Is the Coup Complete?​Former supervisor Chris Daly noted on his Facebook page that the "coup is complete," referring to the new committee appointments for the Board of Supervisors.Board president David Chiu on Tuesday afternoon announced the new sitting members of the seven Board committees, makin ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Moderates are Winners, Progressives are Losers in Fight to Rule San Francisco

    Progressive Loser​The last two weeks at City Hall has been much like a low-budget mini-series, as the city watched progressives and moderates hit all-time lows in order to wrestle power away from one another. But now that the political waters have calmed, it's time to look at who emerged on top: W ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Chiu, Lee Talk About Repairing Relationship Between Mayor and the Board of Supervisors

    White Flag ​If there is anything that the new Board of Supervisors can learn from their predecessors, it's that provoking the mayor can only backfire. After a tense week that shook San Francisco's political circles, Supervisor David Chiu today invited City Administrator Ed Lee, who is expected to ... More >>

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    January 8, 2011

    David Chiu Is Board President Again -- No Conspiracy Necessary

    Joe EskenaziThe new supes are sworn in. Everyone cheers. The knives come out for presidential voting. Then everyone makes a poignant speech. And everyone cries. ​You can add another adjective to describe Supervisor David Chiu, the once and future president of the Board of Supervisors: Survivor. Ch ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    David Chiu Won't Be DA, But He 'Will' Be Mayor

    What Does She Know?​Supervisor David Chiu surprised people when he took his name off the short list for replacing Kamala Harris as San Francisco's District Attorney.Today, the SF Appeal gives some insight as to why he might have done this. At a press conference yesterday in Chinatown, communi ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    David Chiu Won't Be District Attorney

    Supervisor David Chiu won't be prosecuting anyone anytime soon​These days, Supervisor David Chiu is just full of surprises. First, he stunned attendees of Chris Daly's farewell roast by showing up, less than 24 hours after Daly excoriated him as the anti-Christ of San Francisco progressive politic ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    Mayoral Madness to Continue Today?

    Hey, how about John Brown for mayor of San Francisco? His progressive credentials are to die for. ​The question of just what the hell to do about the pending mayoral vacancy in this here city comes up again at today's Board of Supervisors meeting. And while the supes last month voted to resume the ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    What Comes Next For San Francisco Mayor -- and David Chiu?

    The mayoral succesion process, illustrated...​Following several hours of grueling, arcane debate on the process the Board of Supervisors will use to choose the next mayor, a method that will ostensibly enhance the possibility of a sitting supe garnering the crucial six votes came up for a vote. If ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Harvard Classmates' Rivalries May Toss Grenade Into Board Prez, Mayoral Selection

    Et tu, Scott? Et tu, Davids? ​In the ascension of Supervisors David Chiu, David Campos, and supe-to-be Scott Wiener, we witness an amazing development: Three contemporaries at Harvard Law School have traveled across the nation to lead a city. But, since this is the internecine political world of S ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    'Interim Mayor' Would Earn Three Times More Than 'Acting Mayor'

    It's good to be the interim mayor​What's the difference between an "acting mayor" and an "interim" one? About 153,0000 dollars, to start with. We've gone over the scenarios confronting the Board of Supervisors in anointing Mayor Gavin Newsom's successor. Here's the rub: If the current board makes ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010
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    July 20, 2010

    S.F. Taxpayer-Funded Poll Reveals S.F. Taxpayers Don't Want to Pay Taxes

    San Francisco voters say 'Bah Humbug' to new taxes, poll claims...​A poll commissioned by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority revealed that city voters are in no mood to pay the taxes the Board of Supervisors will likely today move to place on the ballot -- where voters will eventual ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Would Giving Non-Citizens the Vote Be Another 'Only-In-San Francisco' Move?

    Vote, ladies...​Board Prez David Chiu says allowing immigrants to vote for school board would be neither expensive nor unusualThrow this one on the pile of things out-of-towners love to hate about our city. It's the place where you can't buy a soda out of a soda machine, can't buy a pet, can't buy ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Muni Budget Leaves Board Prez David Chiu Mystified

    N-Judah Chronicles/Lauren Oliver -- Used with PermissionBoard President David Chiu to Muni: Show me the money! ​Board of Supervisors President David Chiu likes to remind people that he's a Muni rider. Come May 8, with 10 percent service cuts taking effect, he'll be a Muni waiter, just like everyon ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Baylinks: Bike Rides, Pee Wee Herman, and Lady Gaga Cookies

    Like this, but cuter!​David Chiu in a Pee Wee Herman costume. [City Insider]What happened to the Main Library's green bench? [SFist]Gascon goes for a bike ride. [Streetsblog]OMFG: Odie the elderly cat of the Richmond. [Richmond Blog]Um why is there a Na'vi in this otherwise normal listing for a ho ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Your Rundown on the Week in S.F. Government

    C'mon, Mr. Mayor -- shave that follicle helmet for Google!​Puzzling technological initiatives, close studies of dense municipal bureaucracies, garage regulations -- this week at City Hall ain't exactly a stroll down the carnival midway, but there's some important stuff on the table. And if you pay ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Year in Review. What Did We Learn in 2009? Part 3

    It's been a fascinating year in San Francisco, full of such deep revelations. I think we've all learned a lot, and at this time of year, when we reflect on how our lives went so horribly wrong, I think it's good to take stock of the wisdom we've gained from the story of our fair city.  ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Supervisor Asked For Less Aggressive Ranger Patrols Prior to Huntington Park Dog Attack

    It's not uncommon for rookie politicians to unwittingly involve themselves in long-stewing special-interest battles. In that tradition, freshman Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has taken a series of actions that have drawn him into a particularly vicious, only-in-San-Francisco conflict -- ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Dinner with David Chiu Auctioned for $500. Batch of S'mores: $800.

    What might a developer, city contractor, union leader, or other person with a financial stake in the decisions of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pay for a one-on-one night on the town with the president of the board? It can cost millions to go through the political hoops necessary to get a b ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Supervisors Try to Save Jobs of Those Who Got Them Their Jobs

    ​For the past two weeks, the progressives on the Board of Supervisors have been falling all over themselves to protect the jobs of health department workers who belong to SEIU Local 1021. Why are lefty board members going to such lengths to protect these jobs in the midst of a financial meltdo ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: City Brings Hammer Down on Anti-Prostitution Program, Then Forms a Glee Club to Sing Social Services to Sleep

      I've had a really busy few weeks, and I haven't been able to catch up on any of the new fall shows yet. So I tried to cram a lot of television in this weekend while writing SF Gov InAction. Just so you know. Monday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - Public Safety Committee Somebody has to sa ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Chiu Says It's Second Chance -- And Last Chance -- for the Entertainment Commission

    Is the party almost over?​Board of Supervisors President David Chiu appears to have the wind at his back in his growing crusade to impose reforms on the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, a seven-member panel of political appointees that has come under fire for not properly doing its job of r ... More >>

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