February 2011

Will Campaign Donors be Secret?

by Larry Bush 02.28.2011

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Federal Election Commission is deadlocked on whether donors who contribute through an organization like the Chamber of Commerce will be disclosed or kept secret. The issue was brought to the FEC after conservative groups argued that they are not covered by federal disclosure laws requiring that donors of […]

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When We Want Your Opinion…

by Larry Bush 02.27.2011

When we want your opinion, we’ll tell you what it is…Apparently that is the way the San Francisco Police Commission is handling its process for selecting a new police chief. While community groups were invited to give input on the selection criteria, and minority and women police groups are set for a meeting on Monday, […]

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Good to be Bad: Chris Daly on the Record

by Larry Bush 02.24.2011

“They cut off Main Street for me and sent me on the back roads,” former supervisor and current Market Street bar owner Chris Daly told CitiReport in a wide-ranging interview last week. “I couldn’t pass any meaningful legislation, because by the end I knew that (former supervisor) Bevan Dufty would be a fourth vote for […]

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FPPC Interested Person Mtg March 3

by Larry Bush 02.21.2011

Meeting Agenda: March 3, 2011 – Interested Persons’ Meeting AGENDA Interested Persons’ Meeting Fair Political Practices Commission 428 J Street, Suite 800 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 322-5660 Thursday March 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Establishing a Clear Rule for Reporting Contributions to Multi-Purpose Groups Staff of the Fair Political Practices Commission will be holding an […]

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AG Harris Lists Inaugural Donors

by Larry Bush 02.21.2011

Harris, Kamala 12/13/10 Rosenberg, Douglas Sausalito CA 10,000 2011 Attorney General Inaugural Fund San Francisco CA Support the inaugural celebration and transition expenses for Attorney General Harris. Governmental 1/18/11 12/16/10 Lofton & Jennings San Francisco CA 10,000 2011 Attorney General Inaugural Fund San Francisco CA Support the inaugural celebration and transition expenses for Attorney General […]

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FPPC Selects Audit Targets

by Larry Bush 02.21.2011

FPPC selects entities for audit by the Franchise Tax Board, as part of a regular system of audits. Entities are selected by lottery. The lottery selections on February 1, 2011, included the following entities: Equality California Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Pacific Gas and Electric Company and its affiliates Sierra Club Full list available at: […]

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Lobbyists Never Lobbied Over Interim Mayor?

by Larry Bush 02.20.2011

The Line Forms Here…The reports are in on lobbyists’ contacts with San Francisco City officials, and you have to wonder if some of them ever had time to meet with the people who actually elected them. Board of Supes Prez David Chiu, by CitiReport’s count, reportedly met 188 times with lobbyists last year – and […]

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San Francisco Lobbyist Political Contributions 2010

by Larry Bush 02.15.2011

This table is developed from information filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission and sorted by the name of the candidate or ballot measure for easier access. The base information is located here.   . Date Amount Committee Source of Funds Details . 4/16/10 1000 Aaron Peskin For Dccc 2010 Gladstone, Brett Details . 4/15/10 […]

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SF Bldg Inspector Fined Over Missed Filing

by Larry Bush 02.12.2011

San Francisco Building Inspector Armin Wolski failed to file annual Statement of Economic Interest for 2009, matter before the February 12, 2011 FPPC commission meeting, proposed fine of $200.  

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Follow the Money Hard to do at Ethics Commission

by Larry Bush 02.12.2011

Follow the city’s parking contract controversy here: MTA Director Nat Ford’s personal attorney, Steven Kay, who is also the attorney for Willie Brown and the attorney who helped negotiate Phil Matier’s gigs, is at the center of charges of contract interference on the city’s parking garages, in a fight that puts Matt Gonzalez on the […]

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