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Wow: Complete Poll Results for the Mayor’s Race from The Bay Citizen and USF – A Ranked Choice Voting Simulator

Monday, October 17th, 2011

[UPDATE: Luke Thomas of Fog City Journal offers a listing of reactions from many mayoral campaigns.]

[UPDATE II: Feisty TBC Editor-in-Chief Steve Fainaru promises there’s more to come:

“We are analyzing and pumping out this information as fast as we can. The package you see today — including San Francisco’s most sophisticated ranked-choice voting simulator, masterminded by news applications developer Shane Shifflett and lead software engineer Aurelio Tinio — was completed around 2 a.m. Monday; it was up on our website at 4 a.m. Next we will bring you information about the controversial pension reform initiatives and the races for district attorney and sheriff. Finally, we will put up the full data set, so people can take their own look and draw their own conclusions.”]

Well, here they are, the results of the big The Bay Citizen / University of San Francisco poll on who will be Mayor of San Francisco for the next four years.

See?

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The Bay Citizen political writer Gerry Shih* has the deets.

Writing history as it happens:

“When the Board of Supervisors named Lee interim mayor in January, after former Mayor Gavin Newsom was elected lieutenant governor, Lee promised not to run for a full term. But after two of his biggest political supporters — Rose Pak, the powerful Chinatown lobbyist, and former Mayor Willie Brown — led an effort to draft him into the race, Lee changed his mind.”

[I should note that infamous Rose Pak, for some reason, operates as an unregistered lobbyist, apparently, AFAIK.]

Are you surprised by any of these results? I’m not.

But what’s nice about this independent exercise is that it shows you how RCV “works.”

Oh, and don’t miss the breakdown for gay and Chinese-American voters.

Anyway:

“Exclusive Bay Citizen/USF Poll: Ed Lee Dominating San Francisco Mayor’s Race

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2011  – An exclusive poll conducted by The Bay Citizen and the University of San Francisco (USF) Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good shows interim mayor Ed Lee poised to win the November 8 mayor’s race handily. The poll shows Lee with broad support across the city, particularly among Chinese voters.

Lee won 31.2 percent of first-place votes, surpassing his closest challenger, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who won 8.1 percent. Supervisor John Avalos finished third, with 7.4 percent of first-place votes.

At baycitizen.org, the poll results power a computer simulation that shows how the election may unfold under “ranked-choice voting.” This is the first competitive San Francisco mayor’s race to use the system that asks voters to select their top three candidates in order of preference.

The Bay Citizen simulation allows readers to view how votes are redistributed after candidates are eliminated. It projects Lee the winner if the election were held today.

On Tuesday, October 18 The Bay Citizen and the University of San Francisco will release poll results on the San Francisco District Attorney’s race, the Sheriff’s race, and Propositions C and D, the two pension reform measures on the ballot.

For more information and deeper analysis of the Bay Citizen/USF poll please visit: www.baycitizen.org/data/polls/sf-2011-elections/

The poll results are based on telephone interviews of a random sample of 551 likely San Francisco voters between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, 2011. The survey was conducted by MAXimum Research, an independent research firm, in English and Cantonese; Spanish was not used because only 1 percent of San Francisco voters request ballot materials in Spanish. Of the respondents, 115 were contacted by cell phone and 436 by landline. After the interviews, the data were weighted to match the demographics of the known likely voting population. The sampling error for findings based on the overall pool of likely voters is +/- 4.2 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level. The margin of error for population subgroups is larger.

About The Bay Citizen

The Bay Citizen is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member-supported news organization that provides in-depth original reporting on Bay Area issues including public policy, education, the arts and cultural affairs, health and science, the environment, and more. The Bay Citizen’s news can be found online at www.baycitizen.org as well as in print in The New York Times Bay Area report on Fridays and Sundays. For more information, please visit www.baycitizen.org.

About the University of San Francisco (USF)

The University of San Francisco is in the heart of one of the most innovative and diverse cities and features a vibrant community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields while building a more humane and just world. University of San Francisco students, faculty, and alumni are involved in the entrepreneurial city of San Francisco and work in all industries, from technology to nonprofits. With dedicated professors and exceptional academic programs to choose from, the university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to develop into ethical leaders who are sought after in their professions. USF’s diverse student body benefits from direct access to faculty, small class sizes, and a broad array of programs and co-curricular opportunities. Informed by the university’s 156-year-old Jesuit Catholic mission, the USF community ignites students’ passion for social justice and the pursuit of the common good. For more information about the University of San Francisco, please visit www.usfca.edu.

About USF Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good is dedicated to inspiring and equipping students at USF to pursue lives and careers of ethical public service and service to others. The Center provides a non-partisan forum for education, service and research in public programs and policy-making. The McCarthy Center values civic engagement and seeks to promote public interest research that encourages civil discourse and constructive interaction among the great diversity of residents and officials in the Bay Area. The Center strives to accomplish its goals by being transparent, nonpartisan and rigorous in designing its work and products. For more information please visit www.usfca.edu/centers/mccarthy

Contacts: The Bay Citizen, Keith Meyer, VP Marketing, media@baycitizen.org

SOURCE The Bay Citizen

CONTACT: Keith Meyer, VP Marketing of The Bay Citizen, +1-415-852-5100, media@baycitizen.org

Web Site: http://www.baycitizen.org”

*The uncredited instigator of this recent bit here in the San Francisco Chronicle

Prison Realignment Starts Tomorrow, October 1, 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Rina Palta of KALW News has a  bit on prison realignment this morning. (That’s just the kind of thing you can find at THE INFORMANT: Cops, Courts, and Communities in the Bay Area.)

And here’s some related information about parolees from candidate for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, below.

Welcome back:

“October 1: State transfers parolees to San Francisco’s probation programs and jails - The City braces for influx of ex-offenders starting Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, October 1, the first group of state prison parolees scheduled for transfer to San Francisco will begin arriving in the City under Realignment — legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on April 4, 2011.

The City has created a comprehensive program to shift ex-offenders to local control, including increasing electronic monitoring, social and rehabilitation programs, and preparing for an increased jail population.

Some details on the parolees and program:
· Expected number of new parolees in 2011-2012: 700
· Average age of transferred parolee: 39
· Average number of prior convictions: 7
· Time in which parolees have to report to the City after release: 48 hours
· Crimes: Non-serious, nonviolent and non-sexual offenses
· Transportation for parolees: City will transport most; some travel by bus

Questions remain:
· Recidivism: How will the City’s new parolee population impact jails?
· Funding: State funding is short of City needs and only budgeted for nine months. How will programs be sustained?
· Impact on City agencies: How will law enforcement, social and health services be affected by the increased ex-offender population?

Supervisor Mirkarimi, Chair of the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee, convened hearings on Realignment and sponsored several ordinances to address the ex-offender transfer.”

Run, Ed, Run: Wow, Take a Look at the Media Scrum at Today’s Mayor Ed Lee Campaign Announcement

Monday, August 8th, 2011

There he is, San Francisco Interim Mayor Ed Lee announcing his election campaign.

At this moment, he was dodging questions from The Bay Citizen’s Gerry Shih

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The deets:

I ask Ed Lee if he’ll keep giving exclu. intvus/news/polls to chron. Nevius comes up after, sez “maybe when you work for a bigger place’ Heh”

And somebody got arrested because Mayor Lee is an “oath breaker?” Didn’t see that.  (Hope it wasn’t David Chiu!) Here are some peace officers outside of City Hall dealing with the aftermath of that little scuffle:

Here’s the audio of heckler Charles Kalish, addressing the Mayor: “Sir, are you going to step down?” Well, Chuck got carried away by six Sheriff’s deputies, I heard.

Anyway, it was over in a flash, with Ed journeying up to Room 200:

And, oh look, here’s a fresh statement from Senator Leland Yee:

“I have always said that whoever wants to run should run. I look forward to discussing the important issues facing our city with the interim mayor and finally seeing him at the candidate debates. While Ed Lee entering the race today is newsworthy, I am more focused on our campaign’s message to voters and continuing the dialogue we have had over the past 8 months. What I hear from the people of San Francisco is that we need to clean up City Hall and have a mayor who is independent of the power brokers. That is why I have released a 21-point ethics plan to restore the public trust and return city government to the people of our great city. Fighting for them is a promise I will keep as mayor.”

One of those “power brokers” referenced must certainly be Chinatown ward healer Rose Pak, but she wasn’t on the scene today in the basement of City Hall.

And here’s Board of Supervisors President David Chiu on the KQED News Fix Blog:

“Today there are many San Franciscans who are disappointed that Ed broke his promise,” he said.  “For many months Ed Lee told San Franciscans one thing but it’s clear now he’s going to do just the opposite.”

Ouch.

On It Goes…

Captain Paul Miyamoto Kicks Off His Campaign for San Francisco Sheriff on the steps of City Hall

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Luke Thomas of Fog City Journal has thoroughly covered Captain Paul Miyamoto’s campaign kickoff on the steps of City Hall yesterday.

So check out his report on the now-hot race to become your sheriff for the next decade or two.

Seems like a big turnout to me:

Via Luke Thomas ©

All the deets:

“Miyamoto Brings Unmatched Experience to Sheriff’s Race

Paul Miyamoto Announces Candidacy for Sheriff; Cites Key Endorsements and 15 Years in the Department

San Francisco, CA – Captain Paul Miyamoto announced his candidacy for San Francisco Sheriff today before supporters on the steps of City Hall. Miyamoto is the only candidate for Sheriff with experience at every level and in every division of the Sheriff’s Department.

“I’m running for Sheriff because the people of San Francisco deserve a Sheriff’s Department that is free from politics and political game playing,” said Miyamoto. “Law enforcement responsibilities should not be used as a political stepping stones or political maneuvers. I offer 15 years of law enforcement service to the people of this great city and I humbly ask for your vote because this Department needs serious leadership. We need experience not politics.”

Captain Miyamoto also has extensive management experience at the SF Sheriff’s Department, spending the past two years leading and directly implementing inmate rehabilitation programs. He was directly responsible for creating the Sheriff’s Department’s Field Training Manual, passing on crucial knowledge from his vast experiences in the field to his fellow deputies.

As Sheriff, Captain Miyamoto plans to dedicate his service to public safety by continuing to follow through and improve upon the innovative rehabilitation programs brought upon by Sheriff Michael Hennessey. He plans to ensure the effective re-integration of former inmates to make a positive and safe impact within the San Francisco community.

He stated: “In the coming months, I hope to talk with voters about keeping our neighborhoods safe in the face of dwindling resources. It will take all of us working together to promote an efficient and independent Sheriff’s Department, free from politics, with an eye towards improved professional operations.”

“I’m a Chinese and Japanese-American, but at home I eat Filipino food,” joked Miyamoto, whose wife is of Filipino descent. For Captain Miyamoto, serving the diverse population of San Francisco is steadfastly at the core of the family business. He met his wife LeeAnn in 1996 while both were serving as SF Sheriff’s deputies. His father, Phillip, served as a judge for 30 years in the State Court of Appeals. Mother Ella has been a longtime volunteer at the Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth in San Francisco. Together with his wife, Captain Miyamoto takes great pride and heart in raising their brood of 5 young children, ages 9, 7 and triplets 3 in the city of San Francisco.

Captain Miyamoto grew up in San Francisco, leaving the city only to earn his Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California at Davis. For over a decade, he has been a regular member of the SFPD’s Lion Dance team performing at the annual SF Chinese New Year Parade. Paul was joined today by the White Crane Lion Dancers, one of the most prestigious Chinese New Year dancing companies.

Miyamoto has been endorsed by Former State Senator Quentin Kopp, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Former Director of the Department of Emergency Management Vicki Hennessy, Former Chief of Police Dr. Anthony Ribera, and the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association”

Captain Paul Miyamoto Kicks Off His Campaign for Sheriff of San Francisco on June 28th at City Hall

Friday, June 24th, 2011

All I know about the race to become the next Sheriff of San Francisco is that the slogan “Experience, Not Politics” is aimed directly at District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.

Otherwise, I don’t know a thing, I have nothing to offer on this topic.

Anyway, here’s the kickoff announcement for Captain Paul:

MIYAMOTO TO KICK OFF CANDIDACY

CAPTAIN PAUL MIYAMOTO WILL ANNOUNCE HIS CANDIDACY FOR SHERIFF

Captain Paul Miyamoto who has served San Francisco as a deputy sheriff for 15 years will be officially announcing his candidacy for San Francisco Sheriff. The kickoff for his campaign will be a family event, and attendees can expect to see the White Crane Lion Dancers, one of the most prestigious dancing companies, open the event along with other local performers present to entertain the crowd. Captain Miyamoto wishes to bring the Sheriff’s Department into a closer relationship with the community, starting with his kickoff. Helping to introduce him will be his wife LeeAnn and Chief Deputy Vicki Hennessy.

Who: Captain Paul Miyamoto, LeeAnn Miyamoto, and Chief Deputy Vicki Hennessy

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2011–4:30pm

Where: City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 at the Steps of the Polk Street entrance

Visuals: White Crane Lion Dancers and musicians

Get Your Posters, Get Your MLB-Approved Official Posters of World Series 2010 – Relive the Giants Victory

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

AllPosters would like you to load up on posters of World Series 2010.

Here are the two shots I have from them. I would assume that these show Game 2 and Game 5, respectfully, but I couldn’t find the first one in the Game 2 section so I gave up.

But anyway, the thumbnail shots they have are a library in themselves.

The colors here are a little saturated for my tastes, but this certainly is a memorable scene:

Go Giants!

Giants Fever Sweeps Over Civic Center – A Huge Crowd Already This Morning – All the Good Vantage Points are Gone

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Well it’s still early but there’s already pandemonium on the streets of San Francisco over the Giants winning the World Series 4-1.

As you can see, spectators are already lined up, camped out. The parade and celebration will soon begin.

And Placido Domingo, the greatest opera singer in modern times, is in the house.

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Our SFMOMA has an idea about the ideal viewing spot, but I don’t think anyone will be allowed up there but police snipers, prob:

“Clark” and “Lincecum” just came by BART:

If you have to watch over the office while your colleagues join the madding crowd, feel free to take in the action on UStream.

In the meantime, just crank up the Giants-themed smooth reggae from Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Congratulations, GIANTS!

¡Enhorabuena, GIGANTES!

Watch the Giants Parade Live Right Here if You Can’t Make It In Person – Runs From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

UStream is hosting KRON-TV’s coverage of our World Champion Giants Parade this morning.

(Nobody will know that you’re watching but your IT/ networking person. And s/he will be streaming this as well – Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…)

Come back at 11:00 AM:

Congratulations, GIANTS!

¡Enhorabuena, GIGANTES