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News, The Snitch Anna Conda, Activist Drag Queen, Wants in on the Entertainment Commission

Anna Conda, Activist Drag Queen, Wants in on the Entertainment Commission

What will it take for a lawyer to defeat a drag queen in San Francisco? No, this isn't the start to a bad lawyer joke. The fact is that city supervisors are torn over whether to appoint local attorney D.…
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News, The Snitch Cop Doesn't Want Entertainment Commission's Job Back

Cop Doesn't Want Entertainment Commission's Job Back

This month, Mayor Gavin Newsom suggested that the commission which oversees nightclub permits should be scrapped, and the power to issue entertainment permits returned to the police.But the police permit officer in nightclub-heavy South of Market begs to differ. He…
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News, The Snitch Club Suede Gets 30-Day Suspension -- Will Entertainment Commission Get Worse?

Club Suede Gets 30-Day Suspension -- Will Entertainment Commission Get Worse?

In the wake of a deadly shooting outside Suede this February, the 383 Bay Street nightclub's license has been suspended for 30 days, starting April 5. This was the Entertainment Commission's unanimous decision after a hearing last night at City…
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News, The Snitch Controversial Commish Says Critics Had 'No Effect' On His Stepping Down

Controversial Commish Says Critics Had 'No Effect' On His Stepping Down

Just as critics of San Francisco's Entertainment Commission are saying that the much-maligned body has reached a crisis point, one of its most longstanding and controversial members has announced he's stepping down. But in an interview with SF Weekly this…
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News, The Snitch Cleaning Up Entertainment Commission Is Harder Than You'd Think

Cleaning Up Entertainment Commission Is Harder Than You'd Think

Earlier this week, Chron columnist C.W. Nevius suggested that the best way to deal with the current standoff between police, nightclubs, and neighbors over nightlife regulation would be to scrap the too-nightlife-friendly Entertainment Commission and create a new one. "Let…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

Chris Daly In No Hurry to Handpick His Successor

Last week, SF Weekly grilled Supervisor Chris Daly's potential progressive successors in District 6 about whether they desired the mixed bag that is Daly's official blessing. Both Debra Walker and Jane Kim hemmed and hawed. "Chris' endorsement really helps and…
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News, The Snitch Nightclub Regulator Blames Mayor for Stacking Commission with Industry Insiders

Nightclub Regulator Blames Mayor for Stacking Commission with Industry Insiders

Entertainment Commissioner Jim Meko, one of only two members of the city's nightclub-regulation board without direct financial ties to the nightlife industry, says that blame for some of the commission's ethical challenges can be laid with Mayor Gavin Newsom.The seven-member…
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