District 10 endorsement madness

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Both the Chronicle and Sophie Maxwell have now endorsed Lynette Sweet for supervisor, and I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. But I am: I know the Chron and Maxwell don't share my politics, but there are plenty of moderate, centrist candidates in D-10 who don't have the real problems Lynette Sweet carries with her. The Chron's a newspaper, sometimes a champion of open government; the folks there don't care that Sweet seems to ignore the disclosure requirements that come with her current job on the BART Board?  Even when the Chron reported that she never disclosed the $120,000 she was paid by HMS Associates, a lobbying firm that represents many of the most powerful interests in the city? (Oh, and HMS Principal Marcia Smolens is one of Sweet's top campaign donors.)

You'd think that would matter, particularly when there are alternatives. Apparently not.

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Of course you're only aware of the Lynette Sweet's issues, because you haven't bothered to report on anyone else's. Tony Kelly has 100K in back taxes? Malia Cohen is foreclosing on her condo? Which "moderate centrist" candidate of the "plenty" you speak of are you referring to?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

What a mess these sfbg endorsements, missing, wrong information, Kim...ughh

Posted by Guest on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

@ Anonymous

You're referring to payroll taxes owed by the Thick Description theater company, which has proposed a repayment plan to the IRS. It is disingenuous, at best, to suggest that these are back taxes owed by Tony Kelly.

In fact, Tony Kelly has not taken any salary, fees, or wages from the theater company in nine years. And, far from enriching himself at the company's expense, he has often personally subsidized the only professional nonprofit performing arts space in District 10. One, I might add, that has been recognized both locally and nationally.

Tony has addressed this issue himself, most recently on the D10 Candidate Watch blog (http://d10canwatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/portola-festival-today.html?show...).

Unless you want to use your name and cite your sources, please refrain from spreading baseless rumors.

For the record, I was formerly a candidate in District 10. After withdrawing from the race, I endorsed Tony Kelly because I believe he is the most knowledgeable candidate in the race and has the courage and expertise necessary to help lead the revitalization of District 10.

- Isaac

Posted by Isaac Bowers on Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

if we're judging the candidates by their acceptance to the Comical then I'm shocked they didn't even mention Steve Moss, especially since they haven't deemed it worthy to discuss the ethical allegations swirling about the candidate. His politics are pretty much down the Comical alley so perhaps the stuff you all have reported did register with them.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the call-out of Kristine Enea. The Guardian's pretty much ignored her and while her politics may be a bit moderate to some she's certainly proved herself as a person with deep knowledge of the issues, a commitment to transparency and ethics, and a loyalty to the district.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

@Guest, thanks. I was pleasantly surprised by the Chronicle shout out myself. In the Guardian's defense, it was at least partly my fault that we didn't get an endorsement interview scheduled. And Sarah has given me space in many of her D10 articles. Always happy for more though.

Posted by Kristine Enea on Oct. 19, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

It's amazing,

how politics seems to have corrupted young people today. I darn near think it might have something to do with that 'Burning Man' and all the spells they cast up in the desert.

Go Giants!

h.

Posted by Guest h. brown on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

very sour
Could it be that Ms. Sweet's problem with receiving tax notices has something to do with her residency? Does she actually live a substantial amount of time in Bayview, as listed, or she also an absentee candidate?
Non-disclosure of income? Does the IRS have the the W-2's issued from Trans-Bay and AANIL or does she receive an unreported 1099 as an independent contractor or corporation?
These questions leave a very sour taste in the mouths of District 10 voters.

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Posted by stopyourwhiningnow on Sep. 29, 2010 @ 7:38 am

Posted by stopyourwhiningnow on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

The money: Lynette Sweet is backed solidly by Willie Brown and company. Look
at his activities and decide if she will be independent in managing District 10. It is
likely she will be led around and kept out of the loop until she is told how and when
to vote. How many community planning or safety or educational or health or
transportation meetings has Sweet attended over the last 10 years in District 10
overall ? How many since the election games began? Sweet is far removed from
what is happening here now and has no leadership credibility. Her candidacy is a
neighborhood joke that Willie Brown, Bevan Dufty, Amos Brown and Gavin Newsom
and others fail to grasp.

The IE question:
Sweet fundraising declarations do not square with the billboard expenditures in D10.
Where is this money coming from?

A few D10 election gaffes from Lynette Sweet:

- supports the renaming of Third Street for Willie Brown and suggests that Brown
would be her choice for interim mayor if Newsom wins in Nov.

- cites a law regarding against using cell phones while driving as something she
would have opposed !

- named the Oscar Grant family as an endorsement for her campaign-very bad
behavior and insulting to the tragedy that the Grant family has endured.

Sweet is just another candidate who is bought and paid for.
She should drop out Now.

Posted by stopyourwhiningnow on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

as goes D6, so goes D10 - Willie redux?
@ orlistat

What part of "Willie Brown breaking campaign laws for Jane Kim" do you not understand? Add to your quote ' ..and Brown's support of Lynette Sweet in D10...
do you not understand? Wrap it up with Willie for 6 and 10 and those districts are doomed.
Sweet 'forgot to report' $120k worth of income; will she 'forget to report' the IE flowing in the D10 race?

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Posted by D 10 votes on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
absolutely right.
Couldn't have said it better myself. At least Sweet doesn't deny she's indebted to Brown.

And what with Prozan as a dyed-in-the-wool Brown administration official, and Scott Wiener being almost worse, you've got a hat trick of influence.

We better hope Janet pulls it off in D2. No love lost between the Reillys and Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. But if he can manage to squeeze a few favors from Mark Farrell, who's only running 5 points behind, then suddenly his Willie-ness is back in business with the Board of Supervisors.

He probably has his eye on the development for BART/Mission street corridor from 16th to 24th. That's just his size.

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Posted by orlistat on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

Posted by D 10 votes on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

as goes D6, so goes D10 - Willie redux?
@ orlistat

What part of "Willie Brown breaking campaign laws for Jane Kim" do you not understand? Add to your quote ' ..and Brown's support of Lynette Sweet in D10...
do you not understand? Wrap it up with Willie for 6 and 10 and those districts are doomed.
Sweet 'forgot to report' $120k worth of income; will she 'forget to report' the IE flowing in the D10 race?

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Posted by D 10 votes on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
absolutely right.
Couldn't have said it better myself. At least Sweet doesn't deny she's indebted to Brown.

And what with Prozan as a dyed-in-the-wool Brown administration official, and Scott Wiener being almost worse, you've got a hat trick of influence.

We better hope Janet pulls it off in D2. No love lost between the Reillys and Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. But if he can manage to squeeze a few favors from Mark Farrell, who's only running 5 points behind, then suddenly his Willie-ness is back in business with the Board of Supervisors.

He probably has his eye on the development for BART/Mission street corridor from 16th to 24th. That's just his size.

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Posted by orlistat on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

Posted by D 10 votes on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

as goes D6, so goes D10 - Willie redux?
@ orlistat

What part of "Willie Brown breaking campaign laws for Jane Kim" do you not understand? Add to your quote ' ..and Brown's support of Lynette Sweet in D10...
do you not understand? Wrap it up with Willie for 6 and 10 and those districts are doomed.
Sweet 'forgot to report' $120k worth of income; will she 'forget to report' the IE flowing in the D10 race?

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Posted by D 10 votes on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
absolutely right.
Couldn't have said it better myself. At least Sweet doesn't deny she's indebted to Brown.

And what with Prozan as a dyed-in-the-wool Brown administration official, and Scott Wiener being almost worse, you've got a hat trick of influence.

We better hope Janet pulls it off in D2. No love lost between the Reillys and Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. But if he can manage to squeeze a few favors from Mark Farrell, who's only running 5 points behind, then suddenly his Willie-ness is back in business with the Board of Supervisors.

He probably has his eye on the development for BART/Mission street corridor from 16th to 24th. That's just his size.

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Posted by orlistat on Oct. 15, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

Posted by D 10 votes on Oct. 18, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

I agree that Sweet should drop out, you know she won't.

It is truly amazing that the Comical won't run a piece on Moss. It seems that the worst kept secret on the hill is that he is a total utter crook. The endorsement by Richard N. Goldman is truly very sad. The Goldman fund does so much good and was obviously taken complete advantage of by Moss and his wife who works as deputy director.

I hope that after this is all said and done that someone properly investigate Moss and prosecute him accordingly, doesn't take a genius to figure out what he did.

The intermingling of funds is disgusting and was obviously used to run his campaign.

Posted by D10 on Oct. 19, 2010 @ 11:00 am

Sweet should drop out because she's a damn fool. Why do you say that Moss is an utter total crook? Is this because the Guardian says so? Although I'm voting for someone else in this race, there seems to be no proof on these endless accusations. Who cares if the guy made legal money selling a property? Sounds like envy on that one. Do you think he'd be stupid enough to hide funds between for and non profits and then run for office? On the scale of dumb in this race, 19 score an A; Moss, Enea, Lacy and E. Smith get an F; Cohen and Kelly get a D. A lot of this Guardian stuff is just throwing molitov cocktails into the wind.

Posted by D 10 blah blah blah on Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

@ Anonymous

You're referring to payroll taxes owed by the Thick Description theater company, which has proposed a repayment plan to the IRS. It is disingenuous, at best, to suggest that these are back taxes owed by Tony Kelly.

In fact, Tony Kelly has not taken any salary, fees, or wages from the theater company in nine years. And, far from enriching himself at the company's expense, he has often personally subsidized the only professional nonprofit performing arts space in District 10. One, I might add, that has been recognized both locally and nationally.

Tony has addressed this issue himself, most recently on the D10 Candidate Watch blog (http://d10canwatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/portola-festival-today.html?show...).

Unless you want to use your name and cite your sources, please refrain from spreading baseless rumors.

For the record, I was formerly a candidate in District 10. After withdrawing from the race, I endorsed Tony Kelly because I believe he is the most knowledgeable candidate in the race and has the courage and expertise necessary to help lead the revitalization of District 10.

- Isaac

Posted by Isaac Bowers on Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

Sweet should drop out because she's a damn fool. Why do you say that Moss is an utter total crook? Is this because the Guardian says so? Although I'm voting for someone else in this race, there seems to be no proof on these endless accusations. Who cares if the guy made legal money selling a property? Sounds like envy on that one. Do you think he'd be stupid enough to hide funds between for and non profits and then run for office? On the scale of dumb in this race, 19 score an A; Moss, Enea, Lacy and E. Smith get an F; Cohen and Kelly get a D. A lot of this Guardian stuff is just throwing molitov cocktails into the wind.

Posted by D 10 blah blah blah on Oct. 22, 2010 @ 11:59 am

WHO’S ACCOUNTABLE: A Message for the Candidates –
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Whose community do you really want it to be? Right now, Bayview sits on on the brink of change – destruction for some, but destiny for many. I am fairly new to voting like most people my age and I’m extremely hesitant because it seems like there’s no point. I hear that in BVHP of the 30,000 people who could vote only 15,000 are actually registered. And, the sad reality is that only about three or four thousand people actually vote. That’s crazy. We are the ones who need the most help.

Let’s do the math! How can four thousand votes be split among 16 people who live in the same neighborhood, all running for the same position?

If we continue, no one will have enough votes to win. Right now we are not only misleading ourselves, but further marginalizing ourselves and undermining the values that those before us have built. So what will happen on November 3rd, the day after the election? Who will take the blame?

The younger generation will NOT take the blame for these mistakes. If you’re one of the sixteen candidates who knew you probably couldn’t win – we will hold you accountable. Would you still be running if you had to move if you finished in 4th place or worse? What if you lost your job in the community you say you’re fighting for? If you were really held accountable, would you stay in this race? On November 3rd, the day after the election will you still walk down Third Street, hang at the Monte Carlo, shop at Walgreens, or even FoodsCo with your head held high like nothing happened after you’ve left us voiceless and with no promise. We’re talking about being a part of something bigger then ourselves and shouldn’t let egos be the destruction of our great community. Is this what a leader does? We need REAL leaders in our community. We need you all to get together and have an honest conversation about who should really stand down so we can put someone in office that looks like me, has walked where I’ve walk, and who will stand on the side of the community. Everyone talks about being held accountable, especially for people my age, but the adults should be too. I’m angry because none of my “leaders” have taken action. So who will hold the 16 Black candidates accountable on November 3rd, the day after the election?–The ENTIRE COMMUNITY SHOULD.

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Posted by http://www.haroldmiller4mayor.com on Oct. 26, 2010 @ 7:39 am

Have you pathetic progressive types forgotten the true spirit of San Francisco?
A bit of candidate levity, please. What happened to this town?

Posted by guest 666 on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:50 pm