Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Jon Golinger

Tom Ammiano’s feisty new memoir tells all, from Milk to mayoral run

"It's not about votes or vetos, it's about building movements," veteran politico and revered gay activist Tom Ammiano tells me, surveying the current local political scene. "What the Board...

Political operatives try to defend dark money

The city’s new law mandating real disclosure for dark money in local elections is under attack – and the legal filing include some fascinating information. Todd David, who runs the...

Campaign finance loophole allows more big money in D5 race

Because of a strange loophole in the city’s campaign finance laws, the spending limits for both Sup. Vallie Brown and her D5 opponent, Dean Preston, just went up from...

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

The Board of Supes Rules Committee heard today why the city needs to seriously upgrade its campaign-finance disclosure laws in an era when dark money increasingly controls politics. The hearing...

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...
Jeff Adachi

The local TV news coverage of Jeff Adachi’s death is a disgrace

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Some of the TV news coverage of Jeff Adachi’s death has been utterly repugnant. Channel 4 and Channel 7 seem...

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,...

Cops opposing reform come in big for Trauss, Johnson, and Ho

The San Francisco Police Officers Association, which most mainstream San Francisco elected officials are running away from as fast as they can, because of stuff like this, has just...

Chronicle reporting on Kim backfires

A Chronicle story that was shaping up as a hit piece on Jane Kim was spiked this week after reporter Rachel Swan sent Kim a series of questions that...

Conway funds nasty attack ad on Jane Kim

Ron Conway, the tech titan, plutocrat, and political bully, said in March that he was “too busy” to get involved in the SF Mayor’s race. He had already endorsed London...