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Architects of Oakland and mall and condo builders Forest City Enterprises to create a plan for the 750 acres that make up the Coliseum site and the neighboring new-tech development area west of Interstate 880. The $3 million would come from money
Matt Gonzalez, second-in-command at the Public Defender's Office, has gone on unpaid leave amid questions about whether he may be improperly representing a private firm in a civil suit against The City, a claim he denied Wednesday. The lawsuit, filed
Gonzalez, who earns $188,259 a year from the city, is using a month of paid vacation and furlough days to help a former law partner argue Cobra Solutions Inc.'s lawsuit against the city. The company claims it was improperly barred from winning city
More Opinion San Francisco's 2011 mayoral election was a cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of reform...Fortunately, the Board of Supervisors is working on alternatives to present to voters this year. Supervisors Mark Farrell and Sean
When Ed Lee took over as San Francisco's interim mayor last January, he was a man in a hurry, looking to cram a full term's worth of projects, programs and reforms into what he and the other local leaders believed would be only 12 months at the city'
They keep saying at City Hall that the Occupy Wall Street camp at Justin Herman Plaza will be cleared out "soon."...The conditions are turning more toward a homeless camp than a political statement. There are 150 tents, 50 more than allowed, and even
Is the lure of the private sector too much for Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas)? Over the weekend, Gonzalez, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a seven-term congressman, announced that he would not seek re-election at the end of his
And now that he's won a four-year term, he's must address a wide range of city problems that in the past haven't responded well to consensus and compromise. He's going to have to do it in the wake of an election in which the centrist candidates all
A factor that hasn't been discussed much in the analysis of the election results is the very low turnout for a contested mayor's race. The turnout without the provisionals and final absentees was about 30 percent; by my figures, when the 35,000
An eight-minute video narrated by Matt Gonzalez in support of Jeff Adachi devotes a considerable amount of time to attacking public campaign financing -- something Gonzalez always supported as a supervisor. The video claims that the $4 million that "