Saturday, April 17, 2021

Tag: ethics

Pride time: 6 quick picks at the National Queer Arts Festival

Despite the tea on Twitter, Pride month isn’t just about the continued corporate cashing-in on on-normative identity disguised as celebratory hedonism. Case in point: the National Queer Arts Festival....

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

On Saturday afternoon, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared for MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Julián Castro,...

Ethics agrees to 6-1 match for local candidates

The San Francisco Ethics Commission voted 4-0 today to increase public funding for local candidates and encourage more small donations. The panel agreed to match donations of as much as...

Does more density bring down housing costs? Come to the debate

The biggest change to housing law in California in decades – state Sen. Scott Wiener’s AB 50– is on hold, for the moment. But Wiener isn’t giving up, and...

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

The fate of the property of journalist Bryan Carmody – and the role of the local courts in allowing a clearly illegal search warrant that is an assault on...

Campaign against dark money kicks off Wednesday

The campaign to shed sunlight on dark money in San Francisco holds its kickoff Wednesday/17 at Manny’s on 16thStreet. Sup. Gordon Mar, former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, and former Ethics Commission...

Sunshine panel demands action on Police Commission Taser vote

As Sunshine Task Force Chair Bruce Wolfe said the final “aye” at the April 3 meeting, community activist Magick Altman jumped from her seat and threw her fists in...

An ethics pledge for the district attorney race

Two candidates for district attorney, Chesa Boudin and Leif Dautch, have created an ethics pledge for the campaign, and it takes us further toward making the city’s chief law...

Ethics Commission rejects plan to eliminate spending caps

The San Francisco Ethics Commission decided Friday not to propose rules that would have in effect abolished spending caps for local campaigns. The proposal from Ethics staff generated considerable opposition,...

Supes put dark money measure on November ballot

Supervisor Gordon Mar and eight of his colleagues have filed to place a measure on the November, 2019 ballot that would close some of the loopholes that allow dark...