Supervisors reject Sunshine Ordinance Task Force members for stealthy political reasons
I sent Chaffee's letter and my Bruce Blog post ( "The return of Willie Brown to the Sunshine Task Force," 5/21) to City Attorney Dennis Herrera for comment: How can his office sit by while the letter and spirit of the sunshine laws are being violated in the move to sabotage the sunshine ordinance and task force? I also sent Chaffee's letter, with the Bruce blog, to the supervisors with similar questions: Why are you violating the sunshine laws to kick out the best candidates? For their answers (coming) and the latest on this evolving controversy, follow along at www.sfbg.com/bruce.
There you have it: the state of sunshine and open government in city hall in San Francisco in May of 2012. Todd David over Bruce Wolfe. David Pilpel uber alles. Five inexperienced candidates over five experienced candidates. David Pilpel uber alles. A city attorney who rolls over and over and over again. And a whiff of grapeshot for the three organizations mandated by the charter to have represenatives on the task force because of their open government and public access credentials (the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the League of Women Voters, and America New Media.) On guard, b3