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By The Numbers: Commission Attendance

by Larry Bush 06.13.2011

Commissioner Meeting Attendance – Summary/Average Attendance As of: June 8, 2011 Commission 2010 2009 2008 Notes Airport Commission 89% 89% 89% Arts Commission Data not received Asian Arts Commission Data not received Building Inspection Commission 91% 89% 94% Civil Service Commission 81% 83% 88% Commission on Aging Data not received Commission on the Environment 84% […]

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City Appts: Blacks, Whites Up; Asians, Latinos, Disabled Not So Much

by Larry Bush 05.06.2011

A 2009 survey of diversity in appointments to city boards and commissions will be updated in the next few months and will reveal whether city leaders are taking notice of the gap in representation by Asian-Pacific Islanders, Latinos and the Disabled. The survey, undertake through the auspices of the Commission on the Status of Women, […]

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Update: Board Names Liu to Ethics Post

by Larry Bush 04.05.2011

A motion by reform-minded supervisors to name Allen Grossman, a respected advocate of government transparency, to the Ethics Commission failed on a 8-3 vote Tuesday. Supervisor Eric Mar made the motion to substitute Grossman for the Rules Committee’s pick of Dorothy Liu was seconded by Supervisor John Avalos and backed by Supervisor Ross Mirikarimi. The […]

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Complete Commission Listing

by Larry Bush 04.03.2011

CitiReport is pleased to provide a complete listing of all mayoral commission appointees. The list, provided by the Office of the Mayor under the Sunshine Ordinance, is listed in order of the date that the appointee’s term expires. It should be possible for CitiReport viewers to download and sort according to commission or other criteria […]

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Ethics Appointment Delayed; New Applicant Emerges

by Larry Bush 03.22.2011

Board of Supervisors consideration of its appointee to the Ethics Commission came to a sudden and surprising halt at its March 17 Rules Committee meeting when Supervisor Sean Elsbernd requested a delay so that a new candidate could be heard. The Rules Committee had heard testimony from Dorothy Liu and Allen Grossman, two candidates who […]

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Lee Reappoints Newsom Commissioners; Bd Names GG Bridge Leaders

by Larry Bush 03.17.2011

In a February 23, 2011 press release, Mayor Ed Lee announced he was reappointing former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s commissioners to seats that expired in January. City law allowed expired commissioners to continue in office for six months past the end of their term. The reappointments include Edna James to Commission on Aging Jessica Silverman to […]

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Mayor Lee Facing 67 Commission Vacancies This Year

by Larry Bush 02.08.2011

New Mayor Ed Lee will signal with dozens of appointments to expired commission seats in the next few weeks whether he will fulfill the hopes of the backroom powerbrokers that brought him into office or take an independent course. According to lists provided to Mayor Lee obtained by CitiReport, at issue are appointments to boards […]

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Supes Have Empty Seats to Fill

by Larry Bush 01.30.2011

(Vacant commission and senior management positions) 11 members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, one to be appointed by each of the eleven Supervisors. Ethics Commission, by the Board of Supervisors, for expiring seat of Eileen Hansen for a six year term beginning February 1, 2011 Four seats on the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation […]

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