Waggoner for Police Commission - Page 2

Despite reforms, we have a Police Department that is struggling to overcome credibility and morale problems


Harry Britt is a former president of the Board of Supervisors and the author of the landmark 1982 legislation that created the Office of Citizen Complaints. Matt Gonzalez is chief attorney in the Public Defender's Office, a former president of the Board of Supervisors, and a co-sponsor of Prop. H. Aaron Peskin is chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, a former president of the Board of Supervisors, and a co-sponsor of Prop H.



I could not agree more.

Posted by Mark Barnes on Jun. 03, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

Whatever David Waggoner's credentials may be, Harry Britt, Matt Gonzalez, and Aaron Peskin are the wrong advocates to plead his case.

Although Harry Britt saved the legacy of Harvey Milk in the early 1980s, he later made a fool of himself in his abortive effort to thwart Mark Leno's initial bid for a seat in the Assembly.

Matt Gonzalez has proven to be effective in the courtroom but inept at everything else.

Aaron Peskin has disgraced himself with his bullying tactics in the name of the Peskin Principle ("Payback is a bitch").

These three advocates will only be effective in rallying a certain segment of the choir already committed to Waggoner; they will turn off everyone else.

This is not a smart way to lobby at City Hall.

According to the Ex, Waggoner has lost:


Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 03, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

First, it should be noted that Waggoner was the attorney who unmasked Elsbernd’s aide for committing perjury in the Ethics Commission hearing on Tony Hall. She had to repeatedly plead the fifth amendment against self-incrimination while on the witness stand. Elsbernd was in the chamber and watched the entire disgraceful episode. So his vote against Waggoner was a foregone conclusion. Farrell, who is Sean’s BFF, even started to nominate Turman but stopped and said he would defer to Sean to make the nomination. Hmmm. Sounds like it was a vote discussed outside the hearing in violation of the Brown Act. Sean is an attorney and should know better.
This vote is not a foregone conclusion, and Waggoner has plenty of support.

Posted by CitiReport on Jun. 03, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

"Waggoner has plenty of support."

- CitiReport

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 03, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

Mr. Waggoner will be an excellent commissioner. His ideas are sound and creative and his credibility with a wide range of communities is well-deserved.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 05, 2011 @ 7:13 am

Who were the four who voted for Waggoner?

Posted by Paul Quick on Jun. 14, 2011 @ 6:29 pm