The announcement today that Mayor Ed Lee has appointed moderate stalwart and diligent number-cruncher Supervisor Carmen Chu to the vacant Assessor-Recorder position is a bit like the revelation that the boat sinks at the end of Titanic. A great deal of time was expended before exactly what everyone ... More >>
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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A forgotten San Francisco economist survives, barely, in his adopted city
Doris Ward, San Francisco's assessor, is tossing around commercial tax breaks as if they were fairy dust. It's costing the city at least $100 million a year.
Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?
Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio