And the shuffle continues: Retired Judge Lilian Sing may be persuaded to stay out of the District 1 race and mount a bid for Carole Migden’s seat on the Board of Equalization. Carole’s a sure bet for John Burton’s Senate spot after keeping the BOE chair warm on her way out of the Assembly. Ah, term limits. The head spins.
h brown offers his qualifications for holding office out of District 5.
He’s in, he’s out: Matt Juhl-Darlington will stay the course for a College Board candidacy rather than jump for Matt’s seat. … In other D5 developments, Benjamin Vanderford, 22, has declared his candidacy, pledging to run a moneyless campaign. That’s a decision that puts him squarely in the bottom tier in this tough race.
And Goldstein issues her resignation statement following The Examiner’s coverage.
(c) Alex Fagan Sr. is out. He made the tough choice on his own, offering his resignation to the mayor’s office. Mayor’s office sources say investigators had already arrived in Arizona. “The writing was on the wall.”
(c) SFPUC GM Pat Martel: “In recent discussions, Mayor Newsom and I have agreed that as part of his new administration it is important for him to establish his own team at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Therefore, within the next few months I will be moving on to pursue other professional opportunities.” Steve Kawa, the mayor’s chief of staff, in conversations Friday told Martel and Rec and Parks chief Elizabeth Goldstein they should be looking for work. They will keep their posts during a transition to new leadership.