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The Ethics Commission has OK’d Mayor Newsom request to scale back the public financing program to two temporary staff positions and $670,000 in grants. The commission also sent a complaint about shredding of Newsom campaign documents –by the commission’s executive director –over to the Ethics panel in Oakland.

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Supervisor Tony Hall’s breaking of the voluntary spending cap in District 7 last week has the Ethics Commission rethinking the whole game. “In 2002,the only other time when the public financing program was in effect,the commission did not lift the spending limit in any district until the last day for filing nomination papers . . . →Read More:

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Mayor Newsom’s 42-minute late arrival for the swearing in of commissioners last Wendesday had more than a handful of the more than 100 in attendance bent out of shape. “Whose time is more valuable?”asked one business owner,leaving early and feeling slighted by the clear answer. At a luncheon the next day,the business . . . →Read More:

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Examiner editorials work. Last Wednesday,Mayor Newsom filled our his slots on the Small Business Commission (Kudos to the Guardian for being the first to point out the issue):

“Small Business Commission

Florence Alberts,Ph.D,is a long time lecturer in the College of Business at San Francisco State University and has moved easily through . . . →Read More:

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Sliding it in under the “100 Days”mark,Mayor Newsom held the first “SFStat”meeting last Wednesday:

“San Francisco,CA –Mayor Gavin Newsom and seven department heads held the first SFStat meeting today in City Hall. SFStat,a performance management process and technology initiative,is based on the Baltimore’s Citistat program first by Mayor . . . →Read More:

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And boy is Residential Builders Association chief Joe O’Donoghue angry about Thursday’s Newsom 100 Days story. Joe says the west side loathes the mayor. Well,maybe a they’re a little mad over gay marriage,but I just don’t see this as an overriding problem. And don’t worry,Joe,there’s plenty of time for the mayor . . . →Read More:

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SF Democratic Party,meet your new chair.

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Friday:The Body Politic on Jim Hammer. Give the guy a break already! In exclusive blog news,Supervisor Chris Daly’s chief of staff Bill Barnes files to run in D5. Also in the BP:Ruth Dewson says she can win,if she runs. It’s D5,24-7.

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A couple fun searches:Plug “Matt Gonzalez For Supervisor District 5″into the “committee”field. Also try “Matthew Gonzalez For District Attoreney.”Yes,“attoreney”is the correct committee name (and so is “Matthew”).

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Said one political consultant Wednesday on the news of domestic dispute allegations against 26-year-old Rolando Bonilla,a candidate for District 11 supervisor:“Oh,Lord. He’s out.”

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