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Delusions of Power 

Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?

Wednesday, Apr 4 2001

Page 8 of 8

Before he walked back into the rain, he accused City Attorney Louise Renne of failing to enforce the Raker Act, even though "the Bay Guardian has raised this issue every week for 32 years."

Indeed, the Guardian has repeatedly accused Renne of falling down on the Raker Act job, and repeatedly called for her to issue an opinion on whether the city is violating the act. In February, Renne sent a letter to city supervisors, informing them that, in her opinion, San Francisco is in compliance with the Raker Act.

The Guardian subsequently wrote a story about the letter. The story had a headline that called Renne's opinion "bogus."

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