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City Slackers A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future July 05, 1995

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A Citizen's Guide A month ago, I penned for this paper a cynical but true guide to "How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to Influence at City Hall -- Legally." This week, I'd like to offer its antidote:…
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Power Brokers R Us Judging from the latest reports filed by city lobbyists, San Francisco's leading influence-peddlers aren't yet open for business in this year's mayoral race. Only a half-dozen or so out of nearly 50 lobbyists have contributed to…
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Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

In his 1991 campaign, Jordan accused then-Mayor Art Agnos of an "Anything Goes" philosophy, stating in one speech that "ather than enforcing the law, Art Agnos has forced police officers to look the other way." As mayor, Jordan called in…
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Uniform Pay The cops and the pols have been meeting behind closed doors this summer as the Police Officers Association (POA) plays mayoral candidates off each other in an attempt to get the best contract. The winks and nods have…
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Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

As a candidate, Jordan vociferously criticized then-Mayor Art Agnos and the Board of Supervisors for supporting humanitarian values in U.S. policy, including sanctuary for those fleeing foreign terrorist governments. "As Mayor, I intend to veto any and all resolutions which…
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Hyperspace Striking fear into the hearts of editors across the land is 24-year-old InfoWorld staff writer Doug Fine, who has established a home page on the Web to retaliate against both the editors who have declined the opportunity to publish…
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Sloshing a Slush Fund The Board of Supervisors spent $2.9 billion on the city last year, but they didn't forget their own needs, setting aside $62,377 in pin money for supervisors to cover "special" office expenses. The Transportation Authority extended…
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Candidate Promises, Citizen Mayor Delivers?

As a candidate for mayor in 1991, Frank Jordan was asked by Chinese-Americans about his approach to demolitions and city planning. Jordan wrote in their questionnaire: "Mayor Agnos' 'blue ribbon' panel included no representative of the Chinese American Democratic Club…
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The apparent motive and means were simple. And simply dirty. Help elect Frank Jordan, even if it meant violating campaign finance laws and faking signatures on checks. James Fang, a San Francisco representative on the BART board and scion of…
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Charter Chatter You get what you pay for, and sometimes that's all you get. This year, Mayor Frank Jordan and the Board of Supervisors instructed City Attorney Louise Renne to run a tab for attorney staff time (at $150 an…
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Candidate Promises Citizen Mayor Delivers?

Candidate Frank Jordan responded to a 1991 questionnaire on downtown business concerns thusly: "To encourage job growth, should San Francisco grant a payroll tax exemption for one to three years for new jobs created?" He answered, "Yes." As mayor, Jordan…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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