December 21, 1987 |
City Charter may force her to quit her "bully pulpit" next month, but San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein is not going to let that stop her from continuing to deliver her political sermons. When she leaves City Hall on Jan. 8 at age 54, San Francisco's first woman mayor will hardly fade away. In addition to lecturing and writing, she is raising money for a possible 1990 gubernatorial election bid--and waiting to see if there is a job for her in any new Democratic presidential team.
June 2, 1997 |
Every speaker enjoys preaching to the converted, and Willie Brown is no exception. So when this city's convention and visitors bureau recently invited the mayor to speak in favor of a proposed $325-million football stadium to be voted on Tuesday, he jumped at the chance. "Why, the Phoenix folks spent $300 million" to build a stadium, he said with amused contempt. Phoenix? "We charge more at a Motel 6 than they do at their Grand Hyatt!" The audience of local hotel and tourism executives roared.
June 5, 1996 |
Now that long-reigning Democratic Speaker Willie Brown is safely out of town, it's payback time for conservative Bernie Richter. Literally. Assemblyman Richter (R-Chico) steered a bill through the lower house last week that seeks to spread around to 42 counties a bonanza of $87 million a year by raiding the tax base of one city--San Francisco. The city by the bay, maintained Richter, has been hogging more than its rightful share of property tax revenues for 17 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1994
Catholic Charities' refusal to disclose the number of gays and lesbians on its board and staff is threatening $1.5 million the agency receives from San Francisco each year for AIDS projects. A city Health Commission rule, passed four years ago, allows contracts only with agencies whose staff and board are "representative of the target population" with respect to sexual orientation.
December 15, 1992 |
San Francisco officials approved a five-year agreement with the Giants in which the city will absorb the $3.1-million per-year cost to operate Candlestick Park.
November 27, 1992 |
A new report shows that the city of San Francisco is spending as much as a $250,000 a year more than necessary on planning and architecture. The report, released Wednesday by the city's budget analyst, shows that the city spent money on outside planners and architects for jobs that could be carried out by staff. The outside technicians cost as much as $25 an hour more than in-house employees.