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Newsom’s Nonprofit Can Keep Spending Secret

by Larry Bush 03.21.2011

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has a nonprofit that can accept contributions that exceed political contributions limits and that can keep from public view how it is spending its funds, CitiReport has learned. The 2010 Lieutenant Governor Inaugural Fund, known also as the Lieutenant Governor’s Host Committee, was established in September 2010 as a 501(c)4 tax-exempt […]

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Police Board Says No to Supes Hearing

by Larry Bush 03.07.2011

“This is more of the case by them wanting to go dark. The [Police Commission] President said they wanted to pick the chief before they meet with us,” Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi told CitiReport after being told that the Police Commission will not show up at a joint Police Commission-Board Public Safety Committee meeting set for […]

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HUD Roundtable on LGBT Bias

by Larry Bush 03.06.2011

Little known fact: about one in ten San Francisco households lives in a home that receives HUD assistance — either through public housing, assisted housing, Section 8 or other programs. Even more live in homes with FHA insured mortgages. Of course, there is also housing for the homeless, economic development programs like Community Development Block […]

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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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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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Newsom Begging Nets $1.5 Million; PG&E’s PUC Action

by Larry Bush 02.08.2011

MOVE ALONG, THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE That’s the apparent view over at the San Francisco Ethics Commission, which first posted, then scrubbed, the public record that outgoing District Attorney Kamala Harris failed to meet the deadline for filing her Statement of Economic Interest as she left office. One day the list of officials […]

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POA Contested Election; HUD hearing on LGBT Bias

by Larry Bush 01.30.2011

WHO’S ON TOP It wasn’t Gary Delagnes in the first round of voting by members of the Police Officers Association ballot for President and Executive officers. Result: run-off. Prediction: Bad News for a George Gascon endorsement in November’s DA election. Watch: the run-off results for Sergeant at Arms, where Joe Valdez stands a pretty fair […]

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