Mayor Newsom unveils his three-part legislation that would force owners of the city’s most vulnerable buildings to upgrade to less quake friendly standards. With more than 4,400 buildings falling under the at-risk category, be on the look out for some serious hammering and 80′s tunes rockin’ near you.
In a U.S. District Court Friday, former Supervisor Ed Jew admitted to committing a slew of impropieties related to the attempted shakedown of Sunset District business owners last year. And stay tuned, folks, because he plans to point the finger at others at his sentencing on February 13.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/former-supervisor-to-stand-trial-in-november/Content?oid=2151849: Former supervisor to stand trial in November
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/ed-jews-lawyer-sets-trial-date/Content?oid=2143020: Ed Jew's lawyer sets trial date
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/10/BARK13EVU2.DTL&tsp=1: Former S.F. supervisor pleads guilty to federal extortion, bribery, plans to accuse others
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iaC9IesmAFTG9rSjMHqCxyv6xXLQD93NR6D80: Former SF supervisor pleads guilty to corruption
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/11/BAN113EKRJ.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Former S.F. supervisor Ed Jew pleads guilty
Here are some budget recommendations care of the SF Bay Guardian, just in time for the Board of Supervisors to hold detailed hearings to modify Mayor Ed Lee’s $5.9 billion budget. Want a sneak peek of their recommendations for funding City priorities more than they’re currently getting? 911 dispatchers, homeless services, and the minimum wage.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/28/BA7M11GIK3.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Supes panel restores some S.F. budget cuts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/use-of-public-finance-dollars-raises-concerns/Content?oid=2151699: Use of public finance dollars raises concerns
http://www.kcbs.com/SF-May-Use-Election-Funds-to-Balance-Budget/2573040: SF May Use Election Funds to Balance Budget
http://www.examiner.com/a-1486311~City_s_set_asides_a_ballot_target.html: City’s set-asides a ballot target
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/23/BAQI11TGTV.DTL: Supervisors OK budget - big job cuts avoided
http://www.examiner.com/a-1500879~Budget__funding_for_court_OK_d.html: Budget, funding for court OK’d
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/27/BA2911V08V.DTL: How city's budget cuts could affect you
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/27/BA7T11VLDS.DTL: New S.F. budget will include plenty of cuts
The Department of Public Health’s food inspectors are called into question once again for not adequately or accurately reporting raunchy food conditions, this time, for SFUSD’s schools. With a shortage of inspectors, the Ex reports that verman and perished food stuffs have been found in a number of public schools yet went unreported, while other schools have yet to be assessed. If this proves to be true, anyone else not feel so hot?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-school-cafeterias-seem-to-be-falling-through-the-cracks-for-health-inspections/Content?oid=2174070: SF school cafeterias seem to be falling through the cracks for health inspections
No, this is not intended to be a headline from The Onion. But another story coming out of the U. S. Conference of Mayors features a discussion of health care costs, and a quote from San Francisco’s Mayor Newsom.
http://www.nj.com/newark/index.ssf/2008/06/report_finds_newark_one_of_13.html: Report finds Newark one of 13 cities hit hard by health care woes
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.