Posts Tagged ‘run ed run’

Here’s This Year’s Official Bay to Breaker Press Release from the SFPD and Here’s How It’s Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Friday, May 18th, 2012

LEAVE US BEGIN:

“More than ever, City officials and race organizers are serious about keeping the race free from alcohol abuse and nuisance behavior.”

SO THIS IS THE STANDARD LINE FROM SFGOV-APPROVED MEDIA FLACK DAVID PERRY, WHO GETS PAID TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO ATTEMPT TO PROMOTE WHATEVER IT IS THAT SFGOV WANTS PROMOTED. LIKE, “THERE’S NO HALLOWEEN IN THE CASTRO, WE’RE SERIOUS.” FOR THE BAY TO BREAKERS IT’S BASICALLY, “NO ALCOHOL, WE”RE SERIOUS.” AND THEN DAVID PERRY PUTS UP A RECYCLED, HALF-ASSED WEBSITE. (ALL HIS SITES LOOK THE SAME, COMPLETE WITH THE SEAL OF SAN FRANCISCO FOR COLOR OF AUTHORITY.)

NOW, WHAT DOES DAVID PERRY BILL THE CITY FOR THIS SERVICE? $10,000? $40,000? I HAVE NO IDEA. WHAT’S IT WORTH? ABOUT ZERO, THAT’S WHAT IT’S WORTH. BUT FOR SOME REASON, THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO JUST LOVES GIVING MONEY TO DAVID PERRY – TO KEEP HIS BUSINESS GOING, I GUESS.

ANYWAY, HERE’S THE WEBSITE THAT DAVID PERRY GETS PAID FOR WHETHER ANYBODY LOOKS AT IT OR NOT. NOTE THAT DAVID PERRY STEALS PHOTOGRAPHS TO DECORATE HIS WEBSITES. FOR EXAMPLE, FIND THE SHOT THAT LOOKS PROFESSIONAL AND THAT’LL BE THE ONE THAT DAVID PERRY REPEATEDLY USES “COMMERCIALLY.” DO YOU HAVE A LICENSE, DAVID PERRY? NO YOU DO NOT. IS THAT HOW YOU ROLL, DAVID PERRY? YES IT IS. MOVING ON…

“Bay to Breakers has always been a blast for everyone,” said San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr.

A BLAST? WOW, YOU’RE THE COOLEST POLICE CHIEF EVER, GREG SUHR!

“Last year was no different, with the singular exception of no alcohol allowed. In some years past, because alcohol was allowed, there was a negative impact of our neighborhoods and we don’t want to see that repeated. That said, we hope that everyone will come and have a great time again, absent any alcohol.”

UM, ARE YOU SAYING ALCOHOL WAS OFFICIALLY “ALLOWED” AT THE BAY TO BREAKERS TWO YEARS AGO? NO IT WAS NOT. SO WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT GREG SUHR? YOU SEEM OUT OF TOUCH ON THIS ISSUE.

NOW, HERE’S WHAT THE SFPD WANTS YOU TO DO WITH YOUR ALCOHOL AT THE BAY TO BREAKERS. IT’S A DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL POLICY:

IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. THE SFPD WANTS YOU TO DRINK YOUR ALCOHOL IN A NON-OBVIOUS WAY AT THE BAY TO BREAKERS. IF YOU WALK THE COURSE HOLDING A CAN OF BUD, THE SFPD MIGHT MAKE YOU POUR IT OUT, VERY POSSIBLY. BUT IF YOU TRANSFER YOUR STUFF TO ANOTHER CONTAINER AS THE SFPD WANTS YOU TO DO, THEN YOU’LL BE FINE.

THAT’S WHAT THEY MEAN WHEN THEY SAY, “NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED”

WHAT THE SFPD WANTS TO DO AT THE BAY TO BREAKERS, FUNDAMENTALLY, IS TO LOOK AT GIRLS, TALK TO GIRLS, AND OTHERWISE INTERACT WITH GIRLS:

ALL THE LIVE-LONG DAY

THUSLY:

BUT IF YOU CAUSE TROUBLE, BY GETTING IN A FIGHT OR SOMETHING, THEY’LL HAUL YOU OFF, SIMPLE AS THAT.

MOVING ON…

AH, HERE’S DAVID PERRY AGAIN, PROMOTING HIS USELESS WEBSITE. HELLO DAVID PERRY!

To emphasize the point, a special campaign website is active at www.baytobreakers100.com with public transit information, rules and regulations, video PSAs and links to social media sites stressing this year’s campaign.

WHAT WOULD THE WORLD DO WITHOUT YOUR USELESS EFFORTS?

NOW, THE CITY FAMILY IS DOING ITS BEST TO PROMOTE THE CANDIDACY OF “RUN ED RUN” PROMOTER CHRISTINA OLAGUE, WHO’S PROBABLY SAN FRANCISCO’S LEAST INTELLIGENT SUPERVISOR NOW THAT MICHELA ALIOTO-PIER IS GONE. CHRISTINA IS THE REPUBLICAN-APPROVED SAN FRANCISCO PROGRESSIVE, SO SHE’S ALLOWED TO MOUTH OFF ON HER PET ISSUES, BUT SHE CAN BE COUNTED ON TO SUPPORT REPUBLICAN-SUPPORTED MAYOR ED LEE WHEN HE WANTS HER TO SUPPORT HIM. YOU KNOW, WHEN IT COUNTS. ANYWAY, HERE SHE IS SAYING, “VOTE FOR ME, VOTE FOR ME,” IN SO MANY WORDS:

“This year, will be my first Bay to Breakers as Supervisor for District 5 and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it and share this great event with our community,” said District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague. “Coming off of the successes of last year, I am confident that this race will only continue to improve as it enters into its second century here in the Bay Area. Last year, we saw a very different Bay to Breakers than in year’s prior. The new rules implemented by race organizers clearly made a difference and the sold out race was said to be a success by city officials, neighborhoods, media, and the organizers themselves. We expect the same result of our participants this year.”

SO LAST YEAR’S RUNNING WAS A SUCCESS, OFFICIALLY? WELL THAT’S NEWS TO ME. CONSIDER LAST YEAR’S EVENT A BASELINE, IF YOU WANT. BUT LAST YEAR, IN FACT, EVERYBODY WAS DRINKING, THERE WERE HUGE HOUSE PARTIES ON FELL STREET, DPW’S STREET REOPENING SCHEDULE WAS A COMPLETE JOKE, MOST OF THE PARTICIPANTS DIDN’T REGISTER AND YADAYADAYADA. (AND I’LL NOTE THAT THIS YEAR’S RACE IS NOT A SELL-OUT, NOT EVEN CLOSE.)

ALL RIGHT, MAYBE THAT’S WHY PEOPLE DON’T TALK ABOUT THE BAY TO BREAKERS VERY MUCH ANYMORE, MAYBE PEOPLE THINK IT’S FINE THE WAY IT IS. OF COURSE TICKET SALES ARE WAY DOWN FROM LAST YEAR AND TICKET PRICES ARE UP AND THIS EVENT IS WAY SMALLER THAN IT WAS IN YEARS PAST, BUT THE CITY FAMILY IS COOL WITH THE B2B, APPARENTLY.

OK, WELL, IF OUR CITY FAMILY CAN DEAL WITH THE WAY THE BAY TO BREAKERS IS NOW, THEN SO CAN I.

ON WITH THE SHOW…

Endgame: The Great Pit of California Street Has Now Been Filled Up, Hurray

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I don’t know about manhole covers and I don’t know why it took four months to do something that should have taken one day.

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Anyway, I think this issue has been resolved…

The Great Hole of California Streets Demonstrates How a Place Like Mexico City is More “Innovative” Than San Francisco

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

This what what you would find on California Street in the Financial District since last year – a manhole* cover hole right in the path of cyclists on Davis Street:

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I don’t know, I thought that San Francisco could have handled things a different way. So I made this post.

But the next day? Nothing. And since then, nothing, until just a few days back when we got this solitary cone:

OK fine, I guess that’ll do, but I wondered why this half-assed solution took months and months.

Anyway, here’s the scene from just one day later, last night, actually:

See? Somebody actually cared enough to implement a better, temporary solution. Let’s call this a three-quarter-assed approach.

After four fucking months, that is.

Now down in Mexico City, a man in a sombrero would have looked at similar hole in the street and he would have said, “Mañana. We’ll fix it tomorrow.” And then, you know what? They would have actually fixed things the next day! They would have put up cones or safety sawhorses or whathaveyou.

Which, of course, is what eventually happened in the heart of San Francisco’s  Financial District but only after months and months.

Let’s all look forward to Mayor Ed Lee’s next pronouncement about us being the Innovation Capital of the World

*Person hole, people hole? C’mon, just tell me what to call it these days and I will, I don’t care about using the old term or some new term.

 

After Four Short Months, San Francisco Finally Fixes The Great Four-Inch Crater of California Street in the Financial

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

See, first the intersection of California and Davis was all like this.

Which I thought could be a little dangerous for cyclists, especially roadies, especially in the rain and whatnot.

But of course nothing happened for four months.

But now it’s all like this:

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What can I say but thanks to the SFMTA or the DPW or whomever for this “innovative” solution.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Ed Lee Gets It Done!

Run Ed Run!

Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.

LONDON CALLING! Uh Oh, Sellout Supervisor Christina Olague Isn’t Getting Much Love From District 5 – London Breed Declares

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Now let’s see here, who’s going to endorse Sellout Supervisor Christina Olague (she went from being a Green to being a Dem to running a Republican campaign in just few short years – isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?) when she tries to hold on to the office she was just appointed to as a reward for last year’s Run Ed Run campaign? I don’t know.

But I do know who’s not going to support her, uh, speak of the Devil, Mayor Ed Lee, for example – he says he’s staying out of this one. Oh, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris and an assortment of D5 NIMBY types won’t support Olague neither. I know this ’cause they’re showing up for District 5 native London Breed’s City Hall presser this AM. Deets below.

(Of course it’s very possible Accidental Mayor Ed Lee just might prefer London to win this one, but, frankly, it would be nice to see the Sellout Supervisor go down in flames after just a few months in office.)

Let’s shake things up, baby!

“LONDON BREED TO ANNOUNCE CANDIDACY
FOR DISTRICT 5 SUPERVISOR

Breed will be joined by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, SF Board of Education Member Rachel Norton and District 5 Community Leaders

San Francisco, CA – On Monday February 27th, London Breed, Executive Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex, Fire Commissioner and lifelong District 5 resident, will take out papers at the Department of Elections and announce her candidacy for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Breed will be joined by California Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco Board of Education Member Rachel Norton, as well as community leaders from across District 5 including Ted Loewenberg, President of the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association; Andrea Jadwin, Co-President of the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association; Jarie Bolander, Past-President of the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association; Richard Hashimoto, President of the Japantown Merchants Association; Leroy King, ILWU pensioner and Reverend Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church.

WHAT: London Breed to announce candidacy for District 5 Supervisor
WHERE: SF Department of Elections, City Hall, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
WHEN: Monday, February 27th, 11:00am”

Will the Real District Five Supervisor Christina Olague Please Stand Up? Meet Her Tonight at the D5 Democrats Meeting

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Christina Olague, 2007:

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Christina Olague, 2012, after helping the San Francisco Republican Party elect so-called “interim” Mayor Ed Lee to a four-year term through her efforts with the Rose Pak-backed Run Ed Run organization:

Via Mayor Ed Lee

Give me an “S!” 

“S!”

Give me an “E!”

“E!”

And so on.

Hey, you can meet her tonight at Martin Macks bar:

“D5DC is happy to announce that Supervisor Christina Olague, recently appointed District 5 Supervisor, will be joining the District 5 Democratic Club this Wednesday to discuss her priorities for our community this year! We are excited for this opportunity to meet and mingle with our new Supervisor. Please join us Wednesday!”

When:
January 25, 2012 – 7pm-9pm
Where:
Martin Macks, 1568 Haight Street , San Francisco 
Join our event on Facebook!

Now, former Mayor Willie Brown contends that Christina has been allowed to vote against Mayor Ed Lee already, you know, so she’ll appear to have not become a sellout. Mmmmmm.

Either Ed Lee has made a mistake or C.O. is a sellout, it’s got to be one or the other.

We’ll see.

Progressives Consider 2012 and Beyond: A “Citywide Gathering” on Thursday, December 15th Called (John) “Avalos for All of Us”

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

From the Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club comes news of meeting that I’m calling Avalos for All of Us.

Check it:

“A Citywide Gathering - Former Avalos Campaign - Thursday, Dec. 15th - 6:30-9pm at 522 Valencia St.

Following the incredible Avalos campaign momentum, what’s next for the progressive movement in 2012 & beyond? What can we learn about the state of our movement from the 2011 Mayors race? What should be common priorities for progressives in 2012? Where can we build unity & be most powerful?

Let us know you are coming. And let us know if you cant come, but want to stay in touch and learn about next steps – at AVALOSFORALLOFUS@GMAIL.COMThis is a broad appeal without any particular formal organizational form, so it is not a ‘decision-making’ meeting but we hope it generates the ideas – both political and organizational — that will continue to build our strength in the city. 522 Valencia is upstairs from the new 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics. Check it out at http://518valencia.org/

OK then.

Ah memories: Avalos for Mayor 2011 HQ on the day that the RUN ED RUN kids came by for a visit: 

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The Dubious Charms of This Leftover Website: http://mayorlee.com – “Edwin M Lee, Official Mayor of San Francisco

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Surprised that MayorLee.com is still up and running.

This one-page website gives me a headache, so I don’t have the patience to watch it to see if it loops its catchphrases in order or if it makes them appear randomly.

Anyway, take a look for yourself, below – you’ll get the idea of the attitude of the person(s) what put it up.

Here are some of the standouts:

Ed Lee is unrelated to Ex-Supervisor Ed Jew (now in federal prison)

Ed Lee is best buds with Willie Brown and Rose Pak

Ed Lee never hesitates to embarrass his daughters in public: Tania and Brianna, Daddy loves you XOXO

O.K. fine.

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All the text, it goes on and on. It’s like living February 2011 all over again. Enjoy:

Ed Lee was progressive before progressive was cool
Ed Lee once administered all of San Francisco for 5 years
Ed Lee led the first ever rent strike against the SF Housing Authority
Ed Lee helps little old ladies cross the street
Ed Lee loves serving San Francisco so much he’s willing to be mayor
Ed Lee is a liberal Democrat
Ed Lee puts the American in Asian-American
Ed Lee won’t go Donkey Kong on San Francisco
Ed Lee is liked by everyone at City Hall
Ed Lee puts his kids through college
Ed Lee is not a drama queen
Ed Lee can cook
Ed Lee rocks a hella clean, next level mustache
Ed Lee totally ran the Olympic Torch
Ed Lee is Totally Progressive
Ed Lee wants to be your friend
Ed Lee is an old school activist
Ed Lee is a patron of the art of Chinese cuisine
Ed Lee was born with a full mustache
Ed Lee likes the Banh Mi around Tenderloin the best
Ed Lee thinks that the squiggly part of Lombard street is kind of strange
Ed Lee once wrestled a Cable Car with his mustache
Ed Lee only drinks milk tea with boba
Ed Lee voted Obama
Ed Lee is a good guy
Ed Lee doesn’t throw mud on other people’s faces
Ed Lee is a regular on the front of Chinese newspapers
Ed Lee say city works for you
Ed Lee knows how to pack a lot of work into a short interim term
Ed Lee owns the Free Parking spot in Monopoly
Ed Lee shook the earth when he became mayor
Ed Lee got 90.9% of the votes when he became mayor
When the city’s in trouble, they put on the Ed-Signal
Ed Lee: first asian mayor of SF with a truly awesome mustache
Ed Lee: Asian Mayor
Ed Lee has the sweetest ‘stache
Ed Lee brings double happiness to grateful San Francisco
Ed Lee makes San Franciscans pay attention to local politics
Whispering “Ed Lee” brings good luck
Ed Lee bridges East and West
Ed Lee, international globetrotter
Ed Lee knows how to get hyphy
Ed Lee ties his tie using his mustache
Ed Lee uses the phone book
Ed Lee is not a demagogue
Ed Lee is huge in Japan
When the Board of Supervisors gets in a fight, Ed Lee plays the grown up
When Ed Lee was sworn in as mayor, tears of joy fell from the sky
Ed Lee rolls his sleeves up when he walks into City Hall
Ed Lee is a karaoke god
Ed Lee’s mustache will answer questions at Question Time
Ed Lee is loved in San Jose
Ed Lee can shoot lasers from his mustache
Cats prefer Ed Lee’s mustache over catnip
Ed Lee cannot resist glazed donuts
Ed Lee is secretly Jack Bauer
Chinese Fathers Are Superior only when speaking of Ed Lee
Ed Lee was progressive before progressive was cool
Ed Lee’s so green, he can’t ride in hybrid SUVs
The M is Edwin M. Lee stands for Mayor
Ed Lee is not a 70′s pornstar
Ed Lee’s mustache is so huge, the city got rid of its fleet of street sweepers
Ed Lee is unrelated to Ex-Supervisor Ed Jew (now in federal prison)
Ed Lee invented a shoe that removes gum from sidewalks
Ed Lee: Short name, huge impact
Ed Lee is obviously a NINJA. No one saw him coming!
Ed Lee thinks the rent is too damn high
Ed Lee is best buds with Willie Brown and Rose Pak
2011 – The Year of Ed Lee
Ed Lee rides a bike to work
Ed Lee is a man of mystery
Ed Lee mustache is manlier than Chuck Norris
Ed Lee has a cat named spot
Ed Lee is a four time Academy Award winner
Ed Lee is a longtime collaborator with Dr. Dre, Ice T, and Eminem on Grammy winners
Ed Lee rocks it old school
Ed Lee suggests that we be excellent to one another and party on, dudes
Ed Lee was preceded by his mustache
Ed Lee makes decisions
Ed Lee loves his used hybrid Ford Fusion/p>
Ed Lee loves Mission Chinese Food (who doesn’t!?)
Ed Lee helped himself to seconds at the White House State Dinner
Ed Lee is related to Spike Lee
Ed Lee is taking Rose Pak to the Prom
Ed Lee can never tell a lie
Ed Lee can do more push-ups than Willie Brown
Ed Lee’s favorite watering hole is Buck’s Tavern
Ed Lee is bringing sexy back to room 200
Ed Lee’s favorite movie is “Eat, Pray, Love”
Ed Lee is My Valentine
Ed Lee loves Lady Gaga
Ed Lee and Jean Quan are best buddies
Ed Lee thinks the 49ers should have drafted Aaron Rodgers
Ed Lee is Mayor of San Francisco on foursquare
Ed Lee is a lame duck
Ed Lee only drinks straight Everclear
Mayorly Lee
Ed Lee is Mayor of San Francisco, Edinburgh, and Leeds
Ed Lee cares about black people
Ed Lee rode motorcycles with Ponch and John
Ed Lee = Totally Hot
Ed Lee is a Gleek
Ed Lee gets shit done!
Ed Lee has a HELLA SICK STACHE
Ed Lee backwards is Eel De
Ed Lee is the Asian Chuck Norris
Ed Lee turns into Bruce Lee if you make him angry
Ed Lee is History
Ed Lee Rhymes With Me
Ed Lee’s so SF, his underwear is colored International Orange
Ed Lee won a beauty contest against Jane Kim
Ed Lee moonlights as a backup artist for Tainted Love
Ed Lee won’t drop it if it’s hot. But he will drop it like it’s hot
Ed Lee will teach you how to Dougie
Ed Lee’s name is so short, SF will save millions in stationery costs
Ed Lee is a Champion Cha Cha Dancer
Ed Leeeeeeeeeee Tulibu Dibu Douchoo
Ed Lee is the home room teacher you wish you had
Ed Lee packs a mean left hook…in his mustache
Ed Lee is Bringin’ Feng Shui Back
Ed Lee wears a red tie because he’s comfortable with who he is
Ed Lee for President
Ed Lee = 李孟贤
Ed Lee + Jean Quan = Asian Bay Bridge
Ed Lee = community attorney and activist = Barack Obama
Ed Lee comes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
In the event of a water landing, Ed Lee’s mustache can be used as a flotation device
Ed Lee’s mustache is structurally sound
Ed Lee’s satellite-dish equipped car is officially known as the Stachemobile
Ed Lee taught Sara Lee how to bake
Ed Lee’s mustache keeps SF safe from tidal waves
If Ed Lee sues you, you’ve already lost
Ed Lee secretly likes Chop Suey
Ed Lee invented Web 2.0
Ed Lee will not hesitate to service you, publicly
Ed Lee receives official mayoral telecommunications through his mustache
Ed Lee can do 218 clap pushups with his mustache
Ed Lee waits an hour to read the Sing Tao Daily for free at the public library
Ed Lee always picks the fortune cookie with winning lotto numbers
Ed Lee does not need your vote
Ed Lee: The San Francisco Treat
Ed Lee loves Twitter so much he won’t let them out of the city
Ed Lee is the founder of AAAM: Asian-Americans Attempting Mustaches
Ed Lee’s Favorite Vegetable: Parse-Lee
Ed Lee’s Favorite Fruit: Lee-Chee
For Mayor Lee, it really is as easy as riding a bike
Ed Lee’s mustache soaked up the bay oil spill
Ed Lee is De-LEE-cious!
Ed Lee never hesitates to embarrass his daughters in public: Tania and Brianna, Daddy loves you XOXO
Run Ed Run!”

Corrupt Randy, Pugnacious Tony, and Taciturn Bill: City Family Shows at Leland Yee CCDC Presser

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Thank Gaia Wheezie gave me time off from the Help Center this week, else I would have missed the big Senator Leland Yee Central Subway press conference.

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

4. Others

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?

 

Wow.

**Somebody within the CCDC who doesn’t approve of its recent dealings, I’m forced to assume…

You Have a Spare $500, Right? Spend It Tonight on Mayor Ed Lee – It’s a Mid-Market Penthouse Party!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Remember that Mid-Market area what was purportedly destroyed by the “Twitter Tax,” you know, that “job killer” that was signed into law by former Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004?

Well here’s your chance to check it out without getting shot:*

Hurray!

Be careful of what’s on the sidewalks as you carry your checks through the Mid Market, you know, for “access.” Because you might have to step over a little corruption:

Prospective Twitter Landlord Gave Newsom Rent Deal - City is now offering social media giant a tax freeze to move into historic SF Mart building

Oh well.

*Look for the SFPD to be all over the place tonight, just saying.