Tag Archives: ed lee

Avalos, Dufty in Lead for Mission’s Campaign $$

Darker colors on the map reflect a higher percentage of contributions for the candidate. View the full map here. As the San Francisco mayor’s race enters its final month, candidates Dennis Herrera and Bevan Dufty have raked in the most cash to date. But a look at where 11 candidates are getting their money from across the city reflects different power...

Se Detendrán y Perseguirán a Vándalos del Parque, Declara Alcalde

Los vándalos del Parque Dolores y Potrero Del Sol han adquirido un nuevo y poderoso enemigo: el alcalde Ed Lee. Durante la sesión de preguntas del alcalde en la reunión de la Junta de Supervisores, Lee prometió que tomaría medidas para disminuir el vandalismo que hace poco ha afectado a los parques de la ciudad. El área de juegos Helen...

Mayor Ditches Stop-and-Frisk Plan

Last month we mentioned that despite community backlash, Mayor Ed Lee was still committed to a stop-and-frisk policy that would allow police officers to search individuals they deem suspicious, a policy that’s been associated with racial profiling. Today the Chronicle reports that the mayor ditched the plan in favor of one that would stop gun violence by using targeted police enforcement,...

Back-to-School Special: Backpack Giveaway This Saturday

Help your child start the school year in style…for free! The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), Target and other partners will give away 2,150 backpacks full of school supplies to children this Saturday. The event includes a family barbecue, entertainment, yoga classes, sports activities and a resource fair with nonprofit organizations that provide services...

Los Sindicatos Expresan su Apoyo por Ross Mirkarimi

Los medios presentes en la conferencia de prensa del miércoles pasado realizada enfrente del Edificio de Mujeres de la calle 18 superaba a los partidarios de Ross Mirkarimi. Los representantes del Concejo Laboral de San Francisco, una organización de coalición que representa a más de 100,000 trabajadores de varios sindicatos laborales, tuvo que hablar en contra de lo que perciben...

Conversation With Campos

Editor’s note: This column is one of a weekly series of conversations with District 9 Supervisor David Campos addressing issues and events in the Mission. If you have questions for Campos, send an email to missionlocal@gmail.com. Mission Local: The hot topic of the week is the Board of Supervisors’ decision to reinstate suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. You were one of...
Photo of Supervisor David Campos

Supervisor Campos to Mayor Lee: We Should Hang Out More

Two years ago, San Francisco voters decided that the mayor should pay monthly visits to a Board of Supervisors meeting, where supervisors could ask the mayor one question each and the five-minute answers would be prepared in advance. Supervisors would not be allowed to ask a follow-up question. What followed was a series of canned answers from the mayor and...

Police Chief and Mayor Assure Wary Mission Merchants That SF is Super Bowl-Ready

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, accompanied by Mayor Ed Lee, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and a team from Invest in Neighborhoods, visited merchants along Mission Street on Wednesday to preview plans for Super Bowl Sunday – plans forged in the wake of last fall’s World Series vandalism. The police department will put double the number of officers on the...

Housing’s Latest Legislation, a User’s Guide

Last week was a full one in the legislative debate about fixing San Francisco’s housing crisis. Here at Mission Local HQ we could barely keep up with all the various proposals, amendments and votes. To help you sort through the administrative mess, here’s a (hopefully) useful guide to the latest in housing legislation: What’s Happening in Sacto Ellis Act Reform...