While being forced to sit out this week’s Democratic National Convention as a result of an injury, Dianne Feinstein openly discusses the possibility of making the transition from being the state’s senior US Senator to the next Governor.
A report by the Legislative Analyst’s Office has determined that the Board of Supervisors should be permitted to confirm Mayoral appointments when selecting a police chief but they should not be granted appointment power.
Polling indicates that a San Francisco politician (who isn’t the Mayor) would win the Governor’s race if it were held today, the Giants may come to a resolution with the group that plans to develop the Seawall Lot, and the strained relationship between Assemblymember Ma and Mayor Newsom seems to have had a direct impact on the recent DCCC chair vote.
In the Sunday edition, our political investigators discuss presidential fundraisers, a particular wedding in Montana, drama at Rec and Park, the reemergence of Oakland’s former City Administrator, and why our computer whiz gone bad is still locked up.
In efforts to assist parolees and probationers, San Francisco is implementing two programs, the Superior Court Parole Reentry Court and the Probation Accountability Court. While the parolee program is expected to be up and running by the end of October, the probation program awaits the Board of Supes’ decision.
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics. Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.