Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: ethics

Public funding transforms D11 race

The District 11 fundraising records show how public financing is changing the nature of local political campaigns. Former Sup. John Avalos is challenging the incumbent, Sup. Ahsha Safai. It’s always...

Supes, by one vote, reject public advocate plan

The San Francisco supes today refused by one vote to put a measure on the ballot creating a public advocate to focus on public corruption. Two of the supes who...

Culture of casual corruption faces political reckoning

The city controller and city attorney released a report this week showing how a lack of oversight and loopholes in ethics laws allowed the culture of corruption to bloom...

Public toilets—and public corruption

The deepening public works scandal, which now involves political connected permit expediter Walter Wong, appears to have links to a big corporation that has been doing business in SF...

The Agenda: Why isn’t the Police Commission meeting?

Two members of the SF Police Commission are asking Mayor London Breed to allow the panel to start meeting again – and it’s past due. The mayor’s Shelter-in-Place order bars...

Latest person caught up in scandal was a major political player

Another major player in San Francisco politics in in serious trouble in the ever-widening City Hall scandal. Rodrigo Santos, an ally of former mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Ed...

Breed took $5,600 gift from Nuru; may be illegal

Nearly every local news outlet led the latest story on former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru with some version of this: BREAKING: Mayor Breed just admitted that she had a...

FBI complaint alleges widespread corruption by DPW chief

The criminal complaint against Mohammed Nuru and Nick Bovis, and information from an FBI press conference, allege that the director of the Department of Public Works was involved in...

Real-estate industry rebels at modest measure to limit corporate rentals

The real-estate industry and the San Francisco Planning Department are going crazy over a rather modest proposal by Sup. Aaron Peskin to limit corporate housing rentals. Peskin’s bill comes in...

Korrupt’s rogue looks fit our apocalyptic times to a T

I met local fashion label Korrupt's Henry Miyoshi and his business-and-life partner John McArdle at a bastion of old school Lower Haight spirit, Cafe International, a couple months ago....