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News, The Snitch Why the Ethics Commission Cleared the Run, Ed, Run Campaign of Any Wrongdoing

Why the Ethics Commission Cleared the Run, Ed, Run Campaign of Any Wrongdoing

Yesterday afternoon, just after Mayor Ed Lee declared his candidacy for mayor, the Ethics Commission cleared Progress for All, the campaign that worked to get Lee into the election, of any illegal wrongdoing. But right before making that decision, the…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Mustache: How Much Did It Cost?

Ed Lee's Mustache: How Much Did It Cost?

Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of the Run, Ed, Run campaign was back in June when Chinatown power broker Rose Pak ran out and purchased 20,000 stick-on mustaches, which look the one Ed Lee wears, to pass out…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty's Campaign Might Be Unstable, but It's Not Nefarious

Bevan Dufty's Campaign Might Be Unstable, but It's Not Nefarious

The day after the June 30 campaign finance deadline, mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty fired off an e-mail to his supporters congratulating them for helping him reach a milestone mark in his once troubled campaign: He had raised more than $1…
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News, The Snitch Was Dennis Herrera's Op-Ed on Alioto-Pier Term Limits Case Ethical?

Was Dennis Herrera's Op-Ed on Alioto-Pier Term Limits Case Ethical?

It's not every day Dennis Herrera will launch a media onslaught to publicize his appeal of a long-running case in which he was legally licked -- but that's just what San Francisco's city attorney did yesterday. Herrera was on TV,…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Voter Pamphlet to Cease Listing Which Candidates Agreed to Spending Limits

S.F. Voter Pamphlet to Cease Listing Which Candidates Agreed to Spending Limits

If you offer your vote according to which candidate accepted to spend no more than the city's voluntary expenditure ceiling -- there must be some of you -- well, then we've got bad news. You're going to have to do…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Asks Ethics Commission to Investigate Mayor ... Whom Commission Depends on for Its Funding.

Supervisor Asks Ethics Commission to Investigate Mayor ... Whom Commission Depends on for Its Funding.

By now, political junkies are well-informed about the gathering storm regarding Mayor Gavin Newsom's office leaking a confidential city attorney's memo to the Chronicle. Whether you buy into Newsom's rationale -- which echoes King Louis XIV's pronouncement of l'etat, c'est…
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News, The Snitch Ethics Commission Whistleblower Lawyers Up, Charges Retaliation

Ethics Commission Whistleblower Lawyers Up, Charges Retaliation

Some of you may remember a June 29 article we ran here about how the city's Ethics Commission sure seemed to be going out of its way to not cite and fine Supervisor Carmen Chu -- a moderate represented by…
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News, Sucka Free City

S.F. pays lobbyist to advocate for government secrecy, critics say

As the Examiner reported last week, lobbyists paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the city in recent years haven't bothered to file required reports with the Ethics Commission showing what they did to earn that money since 2005. The…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Lobbyists' Failure to Report Their Activities -- For Years -- Was No Secret

San Francisco Lobbyists' Failure to Report Their Activities -- For Years -- Was No Secret

The San Francisco Examiner this week reported that while the lobbyists San Francisco employs to push for the city's interests in Sacramento and elsewhere are required to file quarterly reports detailing how they're spending nearly half a million dollars of…
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News, The Snitch Ethics Commission Beefs Up Lobbyist Reporting Requirements -- But Without Tech Boost, Data Will Remain Hidden

Ethics Commission Beefs Up Lobbyist Reporting Requirements -- But Without Tech Boost, Data Will Remain Hidden

You could read it as "progress" that at this month's Ethics Commission meeting, it was agreed lobbyists will have to start making monthly filings reporting their meetings with city employees instead of filing quarterly.Twelve filings a year is more than…
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News, The Snitch Clerk of Board of Supervisors Falls on Sword, Claims Supes' Failure to Obey Law Was All Her Fault (Even Though It Wasn't)

Clerk of Board of Supervisors Falls on Sword, Claims Supes' Failure to Obey Law Was All Her Fault (Even Though It Wasn't)

As noted previously on this page, we've always admired Board of Supervisors Clerk Angela Calvillo's professionalism and steadiness when dealing with deranged lunatics during public comment sessions at meetings. And now we add that we can add that we admire…
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News, The Snitch Going Legit: Following SF Weekly Story, Board of Supes Now Plans to Obey Law It Flouted For Years

Going Legit: Following SF Weekly Story, Board of Supes Now Plans to Obey Law It Flouted For Years

Earlier this week, we wrote about a law meant to ferret out campaign finance corruption voted into existence by the Board of Supervisors and affirmed by Mayor Gavin Newsom -- that neither the Supes nor Newsom have ever bothered to…
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News, The Snitch Mayor, Supes Flout the Law -- But That's Okay. Ethics Commission Won't Enforce It.

Mayor, Supes Flout the Law -- But That's Okay. Ethics Commission Won't Enforce It.

If none of the elected officials who voted a law into existence can be bothered to follow it, and the government commission charged with implementing it opts to not enforce it (even after the law is approved by voters) --…
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News, The Snitch Where's the Fire? Union's Chron Ad, Campaign Stir Accusations of Improper Lobbying.

Where's the Fire? Union's Chron Ad, Campaign Stir Accusations of Improper Lobbying.

Whether an orchestrated campaign to spur the general public to call or write their city councilmen is benevolent or nefarious depends upon the cause at hand. But to argue that such a campaign doesn't constitute "lobbying" is to take up…
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News, The Snitch A 'Gold Mine' Denied: Ethics Commission Spurns Rule Changes That Would Have Eased Big Donations -- For Now

A 'Gold Mine' Denied: Ethics Commission Spurns Rule Changes That Would Have Eased Big Donations -- For Now

Like a bloody steak, the Ethics Commission earlier this week sent back a bevy of proposed rule changes for more cooking and seasoning. Along with good government types, even some members of the commission were flummoxed by the staff-generated proposed…
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News, The Snitch Can PG&E Make Carmen Chu into a Star? You Bet, Kiddo!

Can PG&E Make Carmen Chu into a Star? You Bet, Kiddo!

"Here's a little number I call 'To Hell with Prop. H.' One, Two, Three, FOUR!" Anti-Proposition H ads festooned with pictures of District 4 Supe -- even as she runs for re-election -- don't bend city rules. But, still...…
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News, Sucka Free City Chicken John Campaign Funds Denied ... Again

Chicken John Campaign Funds Denied ... Again

Now, there may be lots of people who think Chicken John Rinaldi shouldn't be given public matching funds for his mayoral campaign because his showman's antics are making a mockery of San Francisco's election process. But when you think about…
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News, The Snitch Sunshine Smackdown: I’ve Got Your Ethics Commission Right Here!

Sunshine Smackdown: I’ve Got Your Ethics Commission Right Here!

A recent city ruling poses the question: Is complete transparency in government always a good thing? By Joe Eskenazi What do you do when the Ethics Commission is deemed to have acted unethically? This koan-like scenario recently became a…
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News, The Snitch Do Nonexistent City Officials File Imaginary Paperwork?

Do Nonexistent City Officials File Imaginary Paperwork?

Image courtesy of The Flanders Group Why had so few city officers and employees filed necessary forms? In part it’s because the people didn’t quite exist. By Joe Eskenazi Just a couple of weeks ago, John St. Croix thought…
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