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Notes from a press event with Mayor Gavin Newsom on Monday:

On the housing bond –A couple people “who want to throw bombs”stand in the way of a successful proposal. Supervisor Aaron Peskin is reaching out to one or two supervisors who have questions. It’s not “my”bond. The only guidance I gave . . . →Read More:

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Jose Medina has officially filed for a supervisor run in District 11.

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So how did it happen that Tom Ammiano got 38 first-place votes for the Milk Club PAC endorsement,while Robert Haaland got 39?

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More numbers from the mid-May Binder poll commissioned by SFSOS (600 likely voters,4 percent margin of error):Mayor Gavin Newsom’s favorability rating was broken down on a scale of 1-7,with voters identifying themselves as a “7″being the most liberal. In the most progressive group,Newsom’s approval rating was 76/20 (35.6 strongly,40.2 . . . →Read More:

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David Tornheim sends along these paraphrased minutes from last week’s Municipal Transportation Authority meeting,where directors discussed the agency’s budget. It’s very educational:

After a number of riders and drivers spoke against the most recent budget and against service cuts and certain expenditures,public comment was closed and the Directors shifted to how they would . . . →Read More:

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And as quickly as it started,it’s over. Supervisor Aaron Peskin is back on the Finance Committee,and deadlines for putting a housing bond on the November ballot will be waived.

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The San Francisco Apartment Association is boosting Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier’s election effort with a fundraiser this week.

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In its May Binder poll,SFSOS was also testing a reduced supervisor salary just days before the Civil Service Commission slashed the supes pay from $112,000 to $90,000. Binder tested a $75,000 salary two ways,as the average of city worker pay,and as a flat number. On the average:59/32. $75,000:61/29.

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Audio from the May 6 interview with Matt Gonzalez at the Commonwealth Club is now available.

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David Binder’s recent poll for SFSOS had some interesting numbers pertaining to the district supervisor seats open in November. District-by-district crosstabs show Mayor Gavin Newsom’s favorable/unfavorable numbers at:81/14 in District 1;84/14 in District 3;91/7 in District 5;80/19 in District 7;74/18 in District 9;and 71/25 in District 11 (which also . . . →Read More:

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