Many San Francisco politicos have worked with Ms. Tanene Allison, who’s now working in Austin attempting to change the politics of the state of Texas. The Austin Statesman profiles her remarkable journey. (Or what there is of it this far. She is, of course, only 31.) Hat tip to ya, Tanene – keep up the good work!
As the voter approved Housing Trust Fund begins implementation – police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and sheriff deputies (with a few qualifications, such as an income cap) are eligible for a loan assistance program to purchase a home in SF. Tomorrow all the dets on how to qualify and apply for the program will be posted on the MOH website.
At Barbary Coast Consulting (which is where your Suspects updaters toil away), we do most of our work behind the scenes for our great clients. But every once in a long while, we make some news ourselves. The Central City Extra – a community newspaper serving the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods, has covered our move (and our neighbor’s move) into the Mid-Market neighborhood. (If you open the link, please note that the story is continued on page two, not page six as advertised…)
San Francisco is biting back against those little bedbug jerks, which are apparently running rampant across the city. Supervisor Jane Kim has created legislation that would require pest control companies and landlords to disclose more information on infestation cases.
Supervisor John Avalos has introduced a proposal that would require a special hearing for any event that would take over 25% of the City’s parks and run for more than 48 hours. This also means, given its vast size and scope, FeldmanFest 2013 might face additional scrutiny. Also, FeldmanFest is not a real thing (yet).
The Giants glorious victory in the World Series was like having an unexpected epic night – or weekend – out. Complete with the morning after, gut-wrenching thought, oh-no how much did that cost me? Well, the City has shared its tab. And let’s just say I’ve had worse weekends in Vegas (kidding…or am I?).
Political? Not really. Awesome? Yes really. The Black and Orange are headed to the National League Championship Series against either the St. Louis Cardinals or the Washington Nationals. The first game is this Sunday. Oh, and Buster Posey, we congratulate you on ruining Matt Latos’ year.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian released their list of local stories that they feel did not get enough attention this year. The story reminded me of Rodney Dangerfield’s line “I get no respect” which few know was followed by the statement “the way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.”
Yep, we are posting something from a blog. Typically, this is against our protocol, but we are making an exception. District Seven Supervisor Sean Elsbernd has been on the Board since 2004 and in his final days as a Supervisor he gives a very insightful interview to the SF Weekly. We wanted to make sure you had a chance to read it.
The Chron’s Carla Marinucci reports that Attorney General Kamala Harris may be on a list of potential second-term appointees to the Obama administration. Previously, CNN has reported that Harris might be a candidate for the Supreme Court. OK, that’s a lot of great jobs she’s in line for, potentially. I’m starting this rumor right now: she should also be considered for UN Secretary General and also the President of the Justice League. (The superhero group, not the cool Haight venue, natch.)
Alexis is a native of the Bay Area and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. While her interest in San Francisco political news may be second to her passion for Hollywood gossip, she’s a junkie for it through and through. Alexis is a mom to two girls, though she exerts her nagging skills on a much larger population. In the infrequent instance that she finds herself with some free time, Alexis enjoys trolling the Alameda Antiques Faire and watching the UFC.