Frank = Angela
Angela Alioto blunders her way through another interview. In Sunday's Chronicle, Alioto excoriated Frank Jordan as a man out of touch with the common folk because he "no longer hangs out at the Irish Cultural Center" and continued, "He no longer is walking out in the avenues in the Sunset and the Richmond and being with the people who elected him." Having portrayed Jordan as an elitist and implicitly hyped herself as a proletarian, Alioto then leveled the ultimate insult: "He lives in Pacific Heights. He moved in across the street from me."
Spend and Elec
tIf you think Mayor Jordan should be allowed to raise and spend unlimited campaign funds, sign the new petition for a referendum that would repeal Sup. Hallinan's spending limits law. Jordan punted the chance to veto the legislation when it reached his desk, and now his office says he's supporting the referendum, which will require about 30,000 signatures to qualify by the May 5 deadline for the November ballot. Clint Reilly, the measure's instigator, has hired American Petition Consultants, the firm that gathered names for the anti-immigrant Prop. 187. If the referendum makes it onto the ballot, Reilly will be the biggest beneficiary: Ballot status would suspend Hallinan's law for the duration of the November campaign and mean that Reilly, Jordan's consultant, could charge, charge, charge. Four years ago, Jordan paid nearly $900,000 in consulting fees to Reilly, Jack Davis and now-chief of staff Jim Wunderman.
By George Cothran, Jack Shafer, Larry Bush