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Monday, January 3, 2011

Bidding adieu to Newsom, Harris, and four Supes

4 veterans' last week on S.F. Board of Supervisors - SFGate
Four veterans on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will leave office this week, taking with them a collective 35 years of experience as lawmakers and leaving behind an eclectic legislative record.

Termed out of office, they lose their jobs at noon Saturday when their successors are scheduled to take the oath of office.

Two of the departing supervisors, Chris Daly and Sophie Maxwell, were swept into office with the rebirth of district elections in 2000 amid a call to embolden neighborhood power and loosen then-Mayor Willie Brown's strong grip on City Hall.

Read more at SFGate

Gavin Newsom lived on the political edge - SF Examiner
In a recent interview with The San Francisco Examiner, Newsom talked about both his achievements and missteps during his two terms as mayor.

Newsom cited the redevelopment of the Hunters Point Shipyard, which will be a major job generator for The City’s southeast neighborhood as one of his greatest legacies. He boasted about balancing the budget without raising taxes and repaving city streets. He even pointed out that Muni’s on-time performance is the best it has ever been.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner

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