Here’s an update on the latest signage for The Red Door Cafe on Bush near Franklin.
Double entendre a gogo:
Well, here you go, the first four vehicles I saw on this block of Clement in the Inner Richmond District on a recent Sunday had handicapped placards and the fifth one was a new Jaguar.
Is this what you want, SFMTA? Placard fraud ripping you off and richers paying you a few shekels per hour?
Oh, it is?
Well then, keep up the good work.
‘Cause I’ll tell you, all these drivers appreciated the easier parking opportunities I’m sure.
Oh, and your goal of 15% of the parking spaces on Clement being free at any given time will never ever come True.
On It Goes…
Here it is, no dialogue:
I guess there are more than mountain lions roaming the hills of Nittany.
And here’s an earlier effort along the same vein, with JoePa as Pope. It has a nice stinger at the end.
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“San Francisco Police Announce the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit
San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr is proud to announce the formation of the first ever San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.).
For the first time in SFPD history, various investigative units have been assembled in one office to focus on the sensitive nature of crimes where in the victims have suffered the effects of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse & Exploitation or Sex Crimes. A majority of these victims are women, children or elderly.
Additional investigative assignments within the S.V.U. are: Human Trafficking, Stalking, Sexual Offender Registration Program, Financial Crimes and Missing Persons. The centralizing of these respective investigative disciplines will provide the public with better access to police and victims’ services. The “La Casa De Las Madres” advocate office is located in the S.V.U. office lobby. This in one example of the critical partnerships between the SFPD and the many victims advocates such as: Woman Against Rape, Institute of Aging, Trauma Recovery Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, W.O.M.A.N. Inc., Domestic Violence Consortium, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and S.F. Women Against Rape.”
And look who was there. See ‘em?
1. Taciturn Bill Barnes – Ed Lee for Mayor Campaign Manager
2. Pugnacious Tony Winnicker – Ed Lee for Mayor Campaign Spokesperson (Boy, you give him your money and he won’t just sit around – he’ll hit the streets to fight for you.)
3. Corrupt Randy Shaw – Dictator for Life, Tenderloin
I don’t know, if Ed Lee held a news conference about alleged corruption involving the San Francisco “City Family,” would a bunch of Leland Yee for Mayor managers show up to coach the media on what questions to ask (mind you, this is during the press conference) and also listen closely to every last syllable? Maybe. I kind of doubt it though.
Anyway, all the deets are below, but there’s no satisfying ending to this one – you’ll have to cool your heels to wait for the response from City Hall.
Senator Yee is giving The Powers That Be* ’til the end of the week to start turning over documents.
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“Yee calls for sunshine into waste, fraud and abuse at CCDC – Says without full disclosure, Central Subway project could be threatened
SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Leland Yee, along with several city residents, today called on interim mayor Ed Lee to make public the details of all contracts for the past five years between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), city departments and Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) regarding the Central Subway.
Today, Yee also submit public records requests for all correspondence between the Mayor’s office or the City Administrator’s Office and CCDC or powerbroker Rose Pak.
Yee’s request comes after the San Francisco Chronicle unveiled several instances of waste, fraud and abuse by the nonprofit, including charging taxpayers $750 an hour to attend project meetings, $578 per visitor for outreach, and $25,000 to host a single community meeting.
By comparison, city contracts show payment to other entities for meeting attendance does not come close to what was received by CCDC. In fact, one contract for the city’s Arts Task Force showed a charge of 80 percent less, at $125/hour.
On the steps of City Hall and using a “golden” chair to represent the exorbitant cost the City paid for CCDC to attending meetings, Yee said, “As a strong supporter of the Central Subway, I am very concerned that possible malfeasance may jeopardize this important project. We need to get to the bottom of this immediately and the interim mayor needs to give the public the facts about these contracts.”
Yee said he expects Lee to provide the public documents regarding the Central Subway by the end of the week, at which time he will consider further action
This is not the first time Yee has fought to disclose public documents. Yee has become one of the State’s staunchest open government advocates, and last year, Yee made national headlines when he demanded the release of Sarah Palin’s speaking contract at California State University. Subsequently, students found parts of the contract along with shredded documents in the administration’s Dumpster, and Californians Aware successfully won a lawsuit against the University to fully disclose the contract.”
*Have you seen this one from Anonymous,** via writer John Cote, from deep inside the CCDC itself?
**Somebody within the CCDC who doesn’t approve of its recent dealings, I’m forced to assume…
Oh MUNI, you so crazy!
But in this case, this is an ad regarding elder abuse and not the more typical MUNI kind of ad.
OK then. All the deets after the jump.
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So, let’s review. Cults are A-OK with MUNI but something like smooth, refreshing Blast by Colt 45 is zehr verboten.
Clear Channel Outdoor®
233 Post Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Advertising on Municipal Transportation Agency (“MTA”) property, or as authorized under any contract with the MTA, constitutes a nonpublic forum. No such advertisement shall:
In addition, all advertisements on MTA property or as authorized under any MTA contract shall include the following language: “The views expressed in this advertisement do not necessarily reflect the views of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.”
Any pilot programs or experimental advertisements must be submitted and approved by the MTA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer at least sixty (60) days prior to implementation.
This policy shall be effective upon adoption but shall not be enforced to impair the obligations of any contract in effect at the time of its approval. It shall be incorporated into any new contract for advertising on MTA property including any new contract for advertising on transit shelters effective on or after December 7, 2007.
The MTA Board of Directors reserves the right to amend this policy at any time with written notice to any affected advertising contractor.
MTA contracts granting advertising rights shall include this Policy as an attachment and must require the following:
Printable version: SFMTA Advertising Policy (version 6 accessible PDF, 22KB)
As stated, all the deets, after the jump
Question: When four-star-Yelp-rated Han Il Kwan restaurant way out there in the West Bay, in the Middle Richmond District, precisely, had to close down recently for extensive refurbishment, as reported in the excellent Richmond District Blog, was that an example of “ADA abuse” or was it an example of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the California Disabled Persons Act functioning as designed?
Answer: This one’s easy. Increasing costs for businesses and/or shutting them down is an example of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the California Disabled Persons Act functioning as designed.
What some call “abuse” of the law, I call use of the laws.