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Posts Tagged ‘John Avalos’

O’ bountiful garden

Rec and Park was dubbed the overseer of our city’s locally grown produce with the department officially identified as the coordinator of San Francisco’s thriving Urban Agriculture Program. With more than 36 community gardens and a wait list for more projects – that’s a lotta tomatoes!

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Why? Because you’re ugly.

AT&T and T-Mobile must take some of their fugly antennas down to the ground ’cause they do not adhere with their permits.  In similar news, the Planning Commission postponed a hearing on Supervisor John Avalos’ legislation that would prevent cell phone antennas from being built if they are aesthetically unpleasing, as well as to plant more trees in exchange.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Trash Talk

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

I Got 14 On It

A cash-strapped MTA is nothing new for San Francisco transit riders; and with the lack of moolah, come line reductions and fare increases.  Again, nothing new.  However, devoted (and dependent) riders of the 14-Mission, which skimmed a little off its route’s edges, are tired of hoofing it to the new stops – so much so that Supervisor John Avalos is requiring the MTA to explain itself before the Transportation Authority.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

So, where is that money going?

The Gaurdian reports on the efforts of local groups to use economic stimulus dollars to create green collar jobs right here in the City.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

A Little Friendly Banter

The Chron’s Andrew Ross and Supervisor John Avalos exchange a few words over a rejection of a tax rebate for NBC’s pilot show and the ramifications it will have for future filming.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Spend it!

The Guardian argues for using $25M in one time revenue from the federal government to keep programs of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency and Department of Public Health intact.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

A New Neighborhood?

San Francisco planners propose to create a dense transit village in Balboa Park.  Residents and City leaders react.

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Power Plan for Sunset Reservoir

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

New cop on the beat

Matier and Ross let us know that our new top cop is currently working without a contract.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Geek out, numbers pigs

Final fundraising totals for the fall Board of Supes election were announced on Monday.  I love the smell of campaign spending reports in the morning.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Cots at City Hall

Between the testimony over mid-year budget cuts and the debate over the proposed June election, today’s Board of Supervisors meeting could last well into the night.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The State of the Board

The Bay Guardian takes a look at the new Board of Supervisors and, not surprisingly, has a suggestion or two.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

New Faces at the Board of Supervisors

The Examiner’s Joshua Sabatini looks at the four new Board members – David Campos, Eric Mar, David Chiu, and John Avalos – and talks with a few folks about what they see in their crystal ball.

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

As The Days Wind Down to a Dwindling Few

Termed out Supes are busy working to get legislation passed before they lose their titles.

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Post This

SF Weekly columnist Matt Smith comments on legislation proposed that would have changed how public noticing works in San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Move Over, Obama

The BAR adds its two cents to the debate over who is going to be the next President of the Board of Supervisors.

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Drum Roll Please….

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question is as follows. Bevan Dufty, former aide to Supervisor Susan Leal, was elected in 2002. Sean Elsbernd, former aide to Supervisor Tony Hall (and Gavin Newsom, though while Newsom was Mayor, not Supervisor), was appointed in 2004, and has since twice won election in his own right. Ross Mirkarimi, former aide to Supervisor Terence Hallinan, was elected in 2004. And those three men will be joined in January by John Avalos, former aide to Supervisor Chris Daly, elected in this past cycle.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Battle For The Board

The Guardian weighs in on the races for Supervisor in Districts 1, 3, and 11.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The Guardian Weighs In

The Bay Guardian, paper of record for the leftward-leaning in San Francisco, tells you how you should fill out your ballot. Damnit.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Mailers Galore

The Examiner looks at the expenditures behind political mailers for supervisorial races that have been hugging your doorknob and filling your mailbox.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

It Looks Like We’re In For A 12-Round Bout

With the November election quickly approaching, the moderate wing of City politics is working hard to register 10,000 new voters and beat back progressive political control.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

You look familiar…

The BAR gives us the rundown on this year’s DCCC candidates, and they’re definitely not the newest faces in town.

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

credit where credit is due

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors recognized the work of Lea Militello, an out lesbian SFPD operations manager who’s retiring this week. Other LGBT members of the SFPD were promoted. Congrats to all and thanks for your service!

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Ballot Buzz

The BAR gives us a rundown of candidates running for office in November and highlights members of the LGBT community who are throwing their hats into the ring.

Thursday, August 14th, 2008