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News, The Snitch <i>Bay Guardian</i> Defends the Status Quo -- Again

Bay Guardian Defends the Status Quo -- Again

Whenever SF Weekly pens a cover story critiquing the inefficient, unaccountable nature of San Francisco's government, the Guardian can be counted on to spring forth with a spirited defense of the status quo. Apparently, defending the status quo is what…
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News, The Snitch Local Businesses Contracting Program a Mess, Audit Finds

Local Businesses Contracting Program a Mess, Audit Finds

The city's  Local Business Enterprise program, which gives preference to San Francisco businesses bidding on government contracts, is in shambles, an audit reveals. Paperwork required to prevent widespread fraud is routinely ignored -- and contractors are paid anyway, the city…
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Grand jury report says no accounting for bad follow-through

What would you call a country in which the government never does what its elected officials tell it to? Where whatever the people want, the gears of bureaucracy keep turning in the same direction without pause? A dictatorship? An oligarchy?…
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News, The Snitch Carbon offsets for all!  Supes take 3 week vacation (and counting) while Newsom goes into productivity overdrive - either way we're screwed.  It's ...

Carbon offsets for all! Supes take 3 week vacation (and counting) while Newsom goes into productivity overdrive - either way we're screwed. It's ...

by Benjamin Wachs As we enter week three of absolutely no Board of Supervisors meetings held, one bleak fact becomes terribly clear: these fuckers only worked one week in December. Not even a rampaging tiger attack could convince them…
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News, The Snitch SF Supes Propose Less Coke-Snorting, Higher Rents to Pay for Parks: It's SFGovernmentInAction!

SF Supes Propose Less Coke-Snorting, Higher Rents to Pay for Parks: It's SFGovernmentInAction!

By Benjamin Wachs Everything was shaping up to be such a beautiful week in San Francisco: we had a new fire code, a renewed effort to combat domestic violence, and more pointless proclamations than most cities see in a…
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News, The Snitch Loonies Wander SF Streets as City Workers Discover Brunch, Nooners on Columbus Day

Loonies Wander SF Streets as City Workers Discover Brunch, Nooners on Columbus Day

Every Monday, the SF Weekly News blog 'The Snitch' reports on what the SF City Government will be up to this week in a post we call: SFGovernmentInAction. This week, Columbus Day shuts down everything, while the crazies have no…
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