Impertinent question for Sup. Malia Cohen


As attentive readers know, I get most annoyed when a "neighborhood" supervisor, who ran as a "neighborhood" candidate, gets to City Hall and then votes the Chamber of Commerce/big development line without gulping.  And so I pop off Impertinent Questions now and then to pin the "neighborhood" supervisor on key votes  to illuminate the issue.  My latest Impertinent Question went by email last Friday  to Sup. Malia Cohen of District l0 (Potrero Hill, Bay View, Hunters Point) on her swing vote to keep the developers' quarterback on the Planning Commission. City Editor Steve Jones  makes the point neatly  about Michael Antonini in his blog.

Cohen has earned an 80 per cent vote in the recent Chamber of Commerce's mid-year "Paychecks & Pink Slips" voting scorecard for supervisors. And she is likely to do even better on the next score card with her votes for astroturf at Golden Gate Park and to shut down the Sunshine Task Force.                                                                                    

"Dear Sup. Cohen,

"Why did you as a neighborhood supervisor from District l0,  a neighborhood anxious about massive development from Potrero Hill to Hunters Point,  provide the swing vote for Antonini who operates as a quarterback for big development interests on the planning commission?  I would appreciate an answer for my Bruce blog at"  I gave the supervisor a Monday deadline but I still had not heard from her by Tuesday evening.. I'll keep trying to reach her for comment and keep you posted. B3



according to you, the other ten supervisors should always vote against business interests?

Er, who do you think pays the bills around here?

Posted by Guest on Aug. 08, 2012 @ 2:05 am

Developers should be controlled to some extent since their developments will have massive effects in the future. It's a good question Bruce implies - is Sup. Cohen a Republican? If not, why did she vote for a Republican to the extremely important Planning Commission.

And why did Sup. Cohen support converting 10 acres of nature in GG Park to artificial turf?

I think Sup. Cohen should be defeated. If you're in her district, she gets a FAIL in my opinion. She had a chance but FAILED. Put someone else in there who's not a closet Republican.

Thanks Bruce. Ignore the trolls here.

Posted by Guest on Aug. 08, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

Are you suggesting they should be disenfranchised at all levels?

Cohen is an independent thinker, like Olague and Kim. They don't always vote what the elft wants, nor what the right wants.

But my point re Bruce was we should not focus too literally on each district. Most supe votes are on city-wide issues and the supes need to take a much broader view.

Otherwise we might as well split into 11 different cities. Great if you're in the NW part of the city where all the tax revenues arise. not so great for the other 9 huh?

Posted by lillipublicans on Aug. 09, 2012 @ 3:46 am

screen name. Keep it up "lillipublicans."

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Posted by lillipublicans© on Aug. 09, 2012 @ 6:02 am
Posted by lillipublicans© on Aug. 09, 2012 @ 7:33 am

Bust any unions lately?

Posted by Fly on the wall on Aug. 08, 2012 @ 5:38 am

Jason Grant Garza here ... my dear Bruce ... such concern ... why no contact over what I have for the MINISTRY of SUNSHINE? I have written many comments in your paper and not gotten any calls or inquiries over what I have. As you know, I have a signed confession/settlement agreement from the city that LEFT ME FOR DEAD. As you know I have much much much paperwork from YEARS of the SUNSHINE TASK FORCE ... where I ask questions, poinitng out failures and rigged process, and recently have IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE REQUESTS that have NOT even been scheduled. You also state that the SUPERVISORS are closing down sunshine ... (the task force) has not heard cases in JUNE, JULY and NOW AUGUST ... don't the INNOCENT VICTIMS deserve an alternative and why has your paper NOT suggested one? Bruce, MORALS and CONCERN only apply at all times and NOT only when it might sell copy.

Please Bruce ... you were on the TASK FORCE (many years ago) ... why aren't you asking about the RULES and STANDARDS change at ETHICS for a "POUND of FLESH" against ROSS or why are you NOT asking about the "OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT" charges against SUPERVISORS and St. Croix that STILL have not been heard at ETHICS ... yet, they sit in JUDGMENT over ROSS. If the RULES and STANDARDS have changes ... does that mean that all old cases were not properly handled? Why don't you ask Angela (554-5184 Clerk - BOS) why she won;t take my complaint and start an investigation against SOTF? Why don't ask Mr. Wolfe why after the other side (CITY) concedes ... they are NOT held ACCOUNTABLE for the lies and HARM such as my HIPAA matter in cases # 10038 and 11081? Why don't you ask Andrea (clerk - SOTF - 554-7724) why the TASK FORCE has not scheduled two IDRS ... one against JOHNSON, WOLFE and Mr. RUSTOM (from Dec 2011) and the other against GRANT, FISCHER and ANDREA (recently) ?

Please don't disappoint me and followup ...HOW"S about I wait till Friday for an answer ... I'll look here for it ... just reply to my comments.

Thank you ... I KNOW you'll LEAD by EXAMPLE.

P.S. If you need more information to remind you of your articles on me ... go to ... there you will the NURSE RATCHED case, the ETHICS failure, my paperwork to them asking the CORRECT questions almost a decade (10) years ago and NATURALLY the signed confession/settlement agreement and then BEING LEFT for DEAD.

So I guess in the MEANTIME those needing SUNSHINE have NO VIABLE alternative ... should we continue to DRINK the KOOL AIDE ??? Why is NO ONE looking into this fact and discrepancy ??? Yes, Rigged as can be ... while ALL tell you they care and PROVE they do not. Again, thanks for allowing me to come to you in my time of need and as a professional journalist ... you'll get to the bottom or crux of these issues.

I await ...

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Aug. 08, 2012 @ 6:16 am

Jason Grant Garza here ... dear Bruce I still await. Please DO NOT be like the MINISTRY of SUNSHINE, the BOARD of SUPERVISORS or the ETHICS COMMISSION and wax and wane about HOW MUCH YOU CARE, SPIN the FACTS, and PRODUCE NO RESULTS.

It is FRIDAY August 10th 2012 ... did I NOT leave ENOUGH INFORMATION on the RIGGED CORRUPT SYSTEMS, did I NOT leave phone numbers of supposedly those in charge, DO YOU NOT have your OLD articles at SFBG regarding the FAILURES at the MINISTRY? Please I would hate for this CONCERN to be a "CON GAME" in order to sell print and effect no change.

What are INNOCENT VICTIMS to do when the MINISTRY is closed? It has been three months so far ... my such concern for the failing MINISTRY but NONE for the VICTIMS of its failure NOR any attempt at providing alternative services ... but EVERYONE seems to say they CARE.

Go to to see HOW the GAME is PLAYED and HOW much they care even after being BUSTED ... any more questions?

Again Bruce, I await could start by following up on my IDR to the MINISTRY on 12/26/2011 that still HAS NOT BEEN SCHEDULED where I ask the MINISTRY for the name of their "OFFICIAL" DISABILITY REPRESENTATIVE since it is NOT a "DISABILITY REPRESENTATIVE" just a TOKEN with a PHYSICAL DISABILITY. You could inquire about all the NON HELP I received from WOLFE dressed as help ... I have my files.

You could ask Angela (clerk - BOS 554-5184) why she still has NOT take my complaint and paperwork to start an investigation ...

Yes you could ... will you ... or is this CONCERN just something to sell PRINT?

I await ...

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Aug. 10, 2012 @ 5:48 am

Jason Grant Garza here August 20, 2012 ... well Brice ... where is the help, the alternative, the solution or even CONTACT?

Yes, folks another EXAMPLE of the "PRINCIPLE of EVIDENT INTENT" ... you know where all get on the BANDWAGON to complain, point out failures, express disdain; however, actually do NOTHING, NO FOLLOWUP, NO RESULTS ... why? Think about the principle ... if the PROBLEM gets fixed ... their JOB goes away.

So all you get is "LIP SERVICE" ...

So how MANY more months before I get help from Mr. Wolfe at the MINISTRY or Bruce at SFBG ... yet, they all profess to CARE

Where is the "Official Disability Representative" for the MINISTRY or is that just a lie too?" Go to "Shutting Down Sunshine" an article written by SFBG on July 17th and in the comments you will see where I IDR'ed the SOTF in Dec 2011 that still has not been scheduled and #1 on the IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE REQUEST was "1.) Please send me the “OFFICIAL” SUNSHINE TASK FORCE DISABILITY REPRESENTATIVE’S NAME, INFORMATION, etc." STILL NOT SCHEDULED ... any more questions.

It is August 20th ... NOTHING from the MINISTRY of SUNSHINE and NOTHING from the PRESS (Bruce at SFBG) yet plenty of TALK about CONCERN, ACCOUNTABILITY, and NATURALLY no MOVEMENT, ACTION, nor ANSWERS.

However, wait till next year when they need to sell papers or the MINISTRY issues a report about how helpful and successful they have been ...

Yes, the BIGGER the LIE ... the MORE people will believe it.

Go to to see HOW the GAME is PLAYED or type my name into a google search engine.

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Aug. 20, 2012 @ 5:50 am

He lives in Elsbernd's and the last time he wrote to Elsbernd he basically received the mother of all schooling from Elsbernd's far superior intellect. Notice Bruce, fat and happy after his million dollah payout from selling the Guardian building to developers, has stopped writing Elsbernd.

Posted by Troll II on Aug. 08, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

your fat ass doesn't matter anymore?

Harsh? Yes - and I don't like anything about you and I *still* don't feel good saying that. But jesus man...

This is embarrassing. Bruce, you're a 75+ year old white man who just sold his paper to the Examiner and his building to Union Property Capital for a serious gain. You are what you pretend to hate.

It's like... blaring. You are a fucking cartoon. That's why nobody's getting back to you.

Posted by Sambo on Aug. 08, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

Sure, it's trite and clueless enough to indicate his penmanship. But it's equally possible he gets some indentured lackey or intern to write this doggeral for him.

Posted by lillipublicans on Aug. 09, 2012 @ 3:48 am

and your feeble attempt to do so through the use of polysyllabic words whose meaning and proper use you have not mastered provides ample demonstration of that fact.

"Doggeral" it is not.
lillipublicans©, impostered but never equaled

Posted by lillipublicans© on Aug. 09, 2012 @ 6:15 am

encountered, and I've been a lot more places than you have.

Bruce is borderline demented at this point, so maybe you are right and he did write this. Nice to see you supporting a union-buster and real-estate speculator.

Posted by lillipublicans© on Aug. 09, 2012 @ 7:35 am