Posts Tagged ‘contracts’

“CitiReport” from Larry Bush is San Francisco’s BLOG OF THE YEAR for 2011: Mayor Ed Lee and “Run Ed Run”

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

That’s it, it’s over. Newish, bloggish CitiReport from Larry Bush is so far ahead that it wins BLOG OF THE YEAR already, just halfway through 2011.

Here’s the latest:

Run Ed Co-Chair’s Nonprofit Got $1 Million from Lee’s Office
by LARRY BUSH on 06/29/2011

“Gordon Chin, one of four co-chairs of the Run Ed Run campaign to draft Interim Mayor Ed Lee into this fall’s mayoral contest, heads a nonprofit awarded $1,136,000 directly from Mayor Lee’s office this year, an increase of more than $200,000 over the previous year.

“In total, Chin’s Chinatown Community Development Center received an additional million dollars from other city agencies and is in line for a multimillion contract as part of the Chinatown subway project. Between 2008/09 and the current year, the nonprofit has received $8,017,767 in city contracts, according to the Controller’s records.

“During this period, Chin and at least one of his board members have made political contributions to members of the Board of Supervisors and to candidates for the Board, despite a 2006 law that bans contributions from officers and directors of nonprofits that are negotiating or receive city contracts…”

And here’s the rest.


An Early Morning Shot from Sky1Ron Shows Just What Kind of Nothingburger Treasure Island Actually Is

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sky1Ron, San Francisco’s very own Arnie Pye In the Sky, has another nice shot, this time from sunrise above Alameda County.

That three-foot-high sand spit you see jutting into San Francisco Bay is your vaunted Treasure Island.

Doesn’t look like too much, huh?


And here’s how she appeared 75 years ago. Is this terra all that firma?

Borne on the wings of time
It seemed the answers were so easy to find

Too late, the prophets cry
The island’s sinking, lets take to the sky

OMG, Attention Treasure Island Residents: Mayor Gavin Newsom Wants You to Serve on Development Authority Board!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

This is your chance to become the next Big Macher of Treasure Island. All’s you have to do is shoot an email to “Gavin” (really it’s his staff, but whatever). 

And then, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able show up for the Cattle Call at City Hall. Dress nice, be sure to suck up, can’t hurt.

And then, if you’re lucky, you’ll be granted a seat on the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) Board of Directors, along with six other souls.

That’s my overture to you, all the deets are below.

TI, the Magical Sandbar:

As seen from San Francisco. Click to expand

Borne on the wings of time
It seemed the answers were so easy to find

Too late, the prophets cry
The island’s sinking, lets take to the sky


San Francisco, CA—Mayor Gavin Newsom today invited interested Treasure Island residents to apply for one seat on the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) Board of Directors.  The candidate must be a resident of San Francisco and must live on Treasure Island.

The TIDA Board of Directors makes policy decisions critical to the future of Treasure Island, approves large contracts, approves TIDA’s annual budget, and acts as both the redevelopment agency and the trustee of the Tideland Trust for Treasure Island.  All seven members are appointed by the Mayor, with certain seats approved by the Board of Supervisors.

“The entire City will benefit from the new, environmentally sustainable community planned for Treasure Island, but it’s critical that we maintain a resident’s perspective to help oversee the transformation,” said Mayor Newsom. “Calling the island home provides a unique experience and a voice for the community as we embark on a new era for Treasure Island.”

The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2010.  Applicants interested in receiving an application should email or call 311.