Extra! Extra! Sunshine advocates beat the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

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Sup. David Campos led the successful charge for sunshine and against the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

 By Bruce B. Brugmann

And so the  Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall, which for two years has been conducting a nasty vendetta against the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force,  capitulated quietly at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting without a fight or even a whimper.

The capitulation came in a two line phrase  buried in item 28 in the middle of the board’s agenda.  It was a report from the rules committee recommending  the Board of Supervisors approve a motion for  unnamed nominees to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. “Question:  Shall this Motion be approved.”

Board Chair David Chiu asked for approval in his usual board meeting monotone. And the approval came unanimously, with no dissent and no roll call vote and not a word spoken by anybody.  He banged the gavel and that was that. And only a few veteran board watchers knew that this was the astonishing  end to a crucial battle that pitted the powerfuf Anti-Sunshine Gangs against the sunshine forces and the citizens of San Francisco. It was a battle that would decide whether the task force would remain an independent people’s court that would hear and rule on public access complaints.  Sunshine won.

It was ironic and fitting that Chiu presided over the capitulation. For it was Chiu as board president who orchestrated  the deal to demolish Park Merced and then orchestrated the  infamous 6-5 board vote  in September 2010 approving  a monstrous redevelopment  project that would evict lots of tenants, and destroy most of the affordable housing. This was a big deal because the housing crisis was heating up and Park Merced was the largest affordable community in the city and one of the largest In the nation. This is where tens of thousands of young people, young married couples, students and faculty at nearby San Francisco State, older people, and middle class people had come for generations with their families to live in affordable housing in an  “urban park,” as Park Merced promo once put it.

And it was Chiu as board president who was charged by the Sunshine Task Force, along with Supervisors Scott Wiener, Malia Cohen, and Eric Mar with violating the Sunshine Ordinance and the state’s open meeting law (Brown Act) when they approved the project with blazing speed.. 

Wiener, Cohen, and Mar were on the board’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee when they voted on the contract. Literally minutes before the committee vote, Chiu introduced 14 pages of amendments to the contract. The deputy city attorney at the meeting blessed the amendments by saying, gosh, golly, gee, no problem, the amendments do  not substantially alter the contract and therefore the description of the item on the agenda was still apt and the committee could act on it. Bombs away! The full board approved the contract the same day by one vote.

This sleight of hand and pellmell approval process meant that Park Merced was going,going, gone and in its place would be a project that “has no hindsight, no insight, or foresight,” as Planning Commissioner Kathryn Moore was quoted as saying in a scathing Westside Observer column by landscape architect Glenn Rogers. “It is not a project of the 21st century.  It is the agenda of a self-serving developer.”

 The Observer, to its immense credit, was the only media in town to blast away at the project. (Read its coverage and weep, starting with a June piece by Pastor Lynn Gavin who wrote that the Park Merced owners did not disclose to her or her family that they “were going to demolish the garden apartment that was our home.”)  Gavin and her neighbors took the formal complaint to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force and got a unanimous 8-0  ruling condemning Chiu, Wiener, Cohen, and Mar for open government violations.

It was a historic ruling by the task force and demonstrated once again in 96 point tempo bold the irreplaceable value of the people’s court.  The ruling also had impact because it amounted to a stinging  expose of how government often works in San Francisco with big money and big development and how one vote can add gallons of high octane petrol to the housing crisis. It angered the hell out of the six supervisors who voted for the project.

 And in effect, it gave rise to what I call the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall whose response to the ruling was, not to apologize and change their illegal ways, but to start a vicious vendetta against the task force for doing the right thing at the right time.  The six votes were David Chiu, Scott Wiener, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Sean Elsbernd, and Carmen Chu. Elsbernd has gone on to Sen. Diane Feinstein’s office in San Francisco and Chu to becoming assessor. But the gang picked up other allies along the way, notably the city attorney’s office.

Two years ago, when the task force members came to the board for reappointment, the Anti-Sunshine Gang retaliated and swung into action by “launching a smear campaign aimed at purging the eight task force members who had unanimously voted to find the violations,” according to Richard Knee, a 12 year veteran of the task force, in a June column in the Observer.  Knee, who represents the local chapter of the Society of Professonal Journalists, also wrote that “the mayor and the Board of Supervisors…made sure that the panel gets minimal funding, staffing and resources, and the board has refused to fill two long standing vacancies, making It difficult at times to muster a quorum since task force members are volunteers with outside responsibilities such as family and work.

“Two year ago, the board’s failure to appoint a physically disabled member forced the task force to take a five month hiatus, exacerbating a backlog of complaints filed by members of the public.This year, Knee wrote,  the start of the appointment process was “farcical and ominous.”  He explained that, at the May 15 meeting of the board’s rules committee, which vets applicants for city bodies, the two supervisors present chair Norman Yee and Katy Tang (David Campos had an excused absence) “complained that there weren’t enough racial/ethnic diversity among the 13 candidates. “That didn’t deter them from recommending the reappointments of Todd David, Louise Fischer, and David Pilpel, all Anglos.”

Before the full board five days later, Yee complained again, “this time that lack of a regular schedule and frequent switching of meeting dates were making attendance difficult for task force members. Either Yee had no clue of the facts or he was lying.” Knee explained that the task force normally meets the first Wednesday of each month and its subcommittees usually meet during the third week of the month.

“Meeting postponements and cancellations are the result, not the cause, of difficulties in mustering a quorum, due to the vacancies—which now number three.

“In gushing over David, Fischer, and Pilpel, at the board’s May 20 meeting, Wiener offered no evidence or detail of their alleged accomplishments and ignored the fact that David has missed six task force meetings since March 2013, including those of last February and April. Until the board fills the other seats, the five remaining incumbents—Chris Hyland, Bruce Oka, David Sims, Allyson Washburn, and yours truly—stay on as ‘holdover’ members.”

Meanwhile, by the next session of the Rules Committee on June 5, the sunshine advocates had rallied and put together an impressive mass of sunshine power. Testifying at the hearing were representatives from SPJ and the journalism community, the League of Women Voters, the ACLU, the sunshine posse, the Library Users Association, the Bay Area News Group, the Inter-American Press Asociation, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the First Amendment Coalition, the  Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Observer and neighborhood activists, and other sunshine allies and FOI groupies. It was quite a show of force. 

SPJ placed a pointed, timely op ed in the Chronicle (“SF Supervisors block Sunshine Ordinance Task Force," good of the Chron/Hearst to run it but better if the paper didn't black out local sunshine issues.) Members of the posse peppered the gang with public record requests aimed at tracking skullduggery and they found it. Reps from the groups lobbied the supervisors by email, phone, and personal office visits. And the word that the Anti-Sunshine Gang was back and on the gallop shot through the neighborhoods and around town and into election campaigns and among constituents of the gang.

SPJ and its vigorous Freedom of Information Committee under co-chairs Journalist Thomas Peele, of Chauncey Bailey fame, and Attorney Geoff King  were particularly effective. Peele is an investigative reporter with the Bay Area Newspaper Group, a lecturer on public records at the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and author of a respected book on Chauncey Bailey, a black journalist murdered on his way to work.

The word got around that the supervisors were blocking strong pro-sunshine candidates for the task force and that their first three nominees were the weakest of the lot. Campos, a stellar sunshine advocate, was back at the committee meeting, making the right calls and shepherding the strong nominees along through the committee and the Board of Supervisors.  Great job.

The cumulative weight and force  of the presentations of the nominees and the sunshine advocates made the proper political point:  any supervisor who voted with the Anti-Sunshine Gang was going to face their constituents and voters with the brand of being anti-sunshine and anti- government accountability.  More: they would have to answer some embarrassing questions: Who lost Park Merced? Who voted to turbo charge evictions and middle class flight from the city for years to come? Who tried to cover up the outrage and who did it? And who led the retaliatory vendetta against the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force for doing the right thing on behalf of sunshine in San Francisco?

And so the Board of Supervisors was dragged kicking and screaming into the sunshine of June 2014 and beyond. The supervisors ended up nominating what looks to be one of the strongest pro-sunshine task forces: Attorney  Mark Rumold and journalist Ali Winston from SPJ, Allyson Washburn from the League of Women Voters, Attorney Lee Hepner, Journalist Josh Wolf, and holdover Chris Hyland. Plus Bruce Oka who looks to be a late holdover in the disabled seat. Congratulations for hanging in and winning, hurray for the power of sunshine, on guard,  B3

P.S. l: PG&E institutionalizes City Hall secrecy and corruption:  The pernicious influence of the Anti-Sunshine gang hung heavy over the rules committee.  Tang tried to force every candidate to take a pledge of allegiance to the city attorney. Tang is the kind of neighborhood supervisor (Sunset) who has a 100 per cent Chamber of Commerce voting record. Her city attorney pledge demand was laughable on its face, given the fact that the city attorney refuses to move on the PG&E/Raker Act scandal and thus has helped institutionalize secrecy and corruption in City Hall on a multi-million dollar scale for decades. Which is reason enough for the city to always maintain a strong, enduring Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, to help keep tabs on how PG&E keeps City Hall safe for PG&E and its allies. (See Guardian stories and editorials since 1969.)  

Tang and Yee continued the gang's hammering on Bruce Wolfe, a worthy candidate for the disabled seat whose main sin was that he was one of the Honorable Eight who voted condemnation.  The gang knocked out Wolfe as a holdover candidate the first time around and they were at it again at the committee meeting. Oka says he wants to resign from the task force but only when the board finds a good replacement. Wolfe, who was an effective and knowledgeable sunshine task force member, is the obvious replacement but he is still on the purge list.  Stay tuned on this one. . 

There are three things that no one can do to the entire satisfaction of anyone else: make love, poke the fire, and run a newspaper. William Allen White, 1917, line atop the editorial page of the Durango Herald, Durango, Colorado. 

Comments

Hello Bruce,......well, hello, Bruce
It's so nice to have you back where you belong

Posted by Lee on Jun. 14, 2014 @ 5:50 am

Jason Grant Garza here ...ignoring the WHITE ELEPHANT again? What 12 years of service ( no results .... http://www.sfbg.com/2009/05/05/making-sunshine-work .... Fourteen times the task force has asked Ethics for action, and 14 times those cases have been dismissed - with little serious investigation) and still offering false hope and false unaccountable no result process? Go to http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/05/20/supervisors-play-politics-sunshi... for some insightful comments.

The part of "It was a historic ruling by the task force and demonstrated once again in 96 point tempo bold the value of the people’s court. " .... what was the CONSEQUENCE for the PEOPLE'S POWERLESS COURT (nada, zip, zilch) ... remember case # 11048 (Park Merced) and 12056 ... what happened? Keep drinking the Kool-Aid ... could it be the same thing that happened here in 2002 http://www.sfbg.com/36/49/news_sunshine.html (note the date 9-4-2002 and note "Earlier in the hearing, Garza told the task force its rulings "don't amount to a hill of beans" if no one in the city will enforce or abide by them. Task force members responded that their new committee, the Compliance and Amendments Committee, will strive to monitor compliance and recommend enforcement. Members of the committee will be Heather Sterner (chair), Richard Knee, and Alexandra Nickliss. " Oh who was on that committee 12 years ago and STILL NO ENFORCEMENT.

Now watch the videos of me trying to hold the MINISTRY accountable or going to supervisors or the CLERK of BOS ... how long NOW? By the way, is ANYONE going to INQUIRE as to WHY it has TAKEN this long and what about the last years and the NUCLEAR WINTER? Yes, we (ha,ha,ha fixed by giving you an ineffectual and powerless SUNSHINE), took years, played you for years and will continue to do so since the MINISTRY has NO POWER. Yes more "RISK MANAGEMENT" from the city to tire and vex the VICTIM all the while spouting false propaganda (sunshine) while KNOWING there is NO CONSEQUNCE ... however, we fooled them ALL. Here is your SUNSHINE ... same as before ... and WE DO NOT have to ACCOUNT but aren't you glad we (SUNSHINE and the SUPERVISORS) are there for YOU!

Oh, whoopee ... again we have an INEFFECTUAL MINISTRY of SUNSHINE ... how many years NOW?

Again ... what happened in cases 11048 and 12056 ...

P.S. Keep watching the videos as I will continue ...

Posted by Guest on Jun. 14, 2014 @ 6:42 am

Bruce Oka does not wish to resign from the task force, nor does he plan to do so. In fact, he is applying for reappointment thereto.

Oka, who is wheelchair-bound, has made it plain he would like to be replaced on the task force so he can pursue other issues, particularly effecting a public transit system that fully and fairly accommodates physically disabled persons rather than treating them as an afterthought.

But in his 20 months on the task force, he has been a savvy and passionate advocate for sunshine and he has made it clear that will not leave the task force until the Board of Supervisors appoints his successor.

Posted by Richard Knee on Jun. 14, 2014 @ 10:23 am

Records from Supervisor Chiu's office show that he and his aide, Judson True, recruited Mr. Bruce Oka to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force (SOTF) on 9/5/12 - and sent Oka an application form. The intent was to complete the SOTF Purge by shutting out Mr. Bruce Wolfe, a qualified incumbent with ties to the disability community. Within months, Oka was having second thoughts and wanted to meet with True to "discuss Sunshine Ordinance Task Force matter ASAP".

Upon being notified that his term on SOTF would be expiring, Oka wrote to Chiu's office on 7/11/13; "Since I'm not interested in being reappointed, I'm not sending another application". Just to be clear, Oka followed up with another e-mail to Judson True on 7/19/13; "I would like to exit the SOTF, and be re-appointed to CAC". Judson True responded; "Happy to discuss, let me talk to David (Chiu) about it..."

The "exit" plea caught Supervisor Chiu's attention and he shot an e-mail to Supervisor Mark Farrell on 7/23/13; "Bruce Oka wants to step down, and we need to replace him asap". Nothing happened. Oka sent in 3 follow-up requests to be released from his SOTF responsibilities. Still nothing. So on 11/8/13 Oka spelled it out; "I'm beginning to think that David (Chiu) doesn't intend to move on my request to be replaced on SOTF, is that what's happening?" Once again, True responded that he would check "with David".

A dozen applicants for the SOTF were reviewed at Rules Committee on 5/15/14. Oka was not one of them. The only applicant from the disability community was Bruce Wolfe - a sunshine advocate and SOTF veteran. In furtherance of the SOTF Purge, Supervisors Norman Yee and Katy Tang declined to approve Wolfe's application.

On 6/3/14 Oka again wrote to Chiu's office; "Just another nudge to ask the status of my request to be replaced on SOTF". When Rules Committee met again on 6/5/14, Mr. Oka actually spoke in support of Mr. Wolfe's candidacy, but Supervisors Norman Yee and Katy Tang knew better. Mr. Oka had just sent them his own application 24 hours before.

Without the Sunshine Ordinance, this vignette of Supervisor David Chiu's ongoing SOTF vendetta would have stayed in the shadows. Given Mr. Oka's own sunshine advocacy, had he been on the SOTF during the Parkmerced decision, he would be shunned - just like Bruce Wolfe - by Supervisor David Chiu.

Posted by Derek Kerr on Jun. 14, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

Jason Grant Garza here ... the President of the Board and one of his aids ... HOW can this be? Doesn't DAVID CHIU CARE? What about his aid? Oh that is RIGHT...How many YEARS now has this GAME PLAYING being going on? The article lists specific details of deception (we care - no movement), deferring (we will get to the matter soon) and only when exposed (BUSTED) now they can all of a sudden start filling the MINISTRY? Keep DRINKING the KOOL-AID since this is all still deception SINCE the MINISTRY is POWERLESS.
Oh and here is more deception ... when SF DPH broke the law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cP3jCmJFRo&list=TLMfxlU_XtNLvXcIIQ_95jY... with CRIMINAL FRAUD ... I went to Mr. Chiu's office over his "CIVIL GIDEON" legislation ... here is what a FARCE that was and NOTE what I got upon the failure and followup ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sckGqkJDBMk
SO now that you have seen the GAMES ... watch the other videos where I tried to get information as to the NUCLEAR WINTER and the MINISTRY for HOW LONG now ... even thru the CLERK of BOS and going in. Watch the videos, learn the GAMES and WATCH the INHUMANITY .... however, DO NOT CHEER, do NOT rejoice, do not even have HOPE as the MINISTRY is still POWERLESS ... case in point ... what happened with the Park Merced 11048 case that Mr. Chiu was found guilty in by the MINISTRY? Mind you Mr. Chiu to ETHICS ... what was that ... is this the same Chiu that sat in JUDGEMENT over ROSS ? Look over here BUT NOT OVER HERE.
P.S. I still await the civil gideon over DPH law breaking activity (or maybe like the VA scandal maybe the FBI should investigate DPH), results from the MINISTRY however, I DO NOT believe in Mr. CHIU .. quite the OPPOSITE.
Oh and be VERY VERY afraid ... this is the same CHIU that is working on the AIRBND ... trying to find a way (anyway) to get around the UNENFORCED LAWS (illegal rentals) in San Francisco ... you know those pesky little LAWS.
Keep watching the videos and tell your friends. Still awaiting an ANSWER for CHIU and the other supervisor in the Park Merced 11048 case ... too bad these SUPERVISORS could NOT be TARRED with the same BRUSH that ROSS was in ETHICS ... are you LEARNING the GAMES? Ha,ha,ha.

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 5:44 am
Posted by Guest on Jun. 14, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

"Guest" pretends not to care about Sunshine while really trying to cognitively infiltrate this Sunshine forum. Like Cass Sunstein's proposal to "cognitively infiltrate" anti-government forums this obvious sock puppetry won't work! Hiding behind the "Guest" pseudonym exposes a mindset ill at ease with transparency.

Posted by Maria Rivero on Jun. 14, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

Just educating you about what the people think, dude.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 5:12 am

Whether or not people "care" about Sunshine does not mean it is not important or does not affect quality of life. People also don't "care" about their lungs when they smoke cigarettes but that doesn't mean they won't be affected by it. The Sunshine Ordinance, California Public Records Act, and Freedom of Information Act are like white blood cells - they help recognize and fight corruption within government - even if people don't "care" about it at that moment. I'm sure Guest could take a poll about white blood cells and it would show that it's not that people don't care, it's that they just don't think about them until they really need them - and it is the same with Sunshine laws.

Posted by Hope Johnson on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 8:24 am

we should have it because a minority of people like to go snooping?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 10:14 am

The Sunshine Ordinance was already approved by a majority of the voters so you are incorrect that a majority don't support it. A democracy depends on open government and monitoring what your representatives are doing in the name of the people is far from snooping, no matter the number of people monitoring.

Posted by Hope Johnson on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

Jason Grant Garza here ... again WONDERFUL in theory ... LOUSY in APPLICATION ... Again, the point is THAT the MINISTRY is POWERLESS ... What 12 years of service ( no results .... http://www.sfbg.com/2009/05/05/making-sunshine-work .... Fourteen times the task force has asked Ethics for action, and 14 times those cases have been dismissed - with little serious investigation) and still offering false hope and false unaccountable no result process?

Yes the constant SUNSHINE is good; but, not the WHOLE TRUTH that the SUNSHINE TASK FORCE is powerless. Ask about Park Merced case 11048 or case 12056.

As a matter of fact I still await CONSEQUENCES for DPH for breaking hipaa law and denying me my medical records. My cases at the MINISTRY show what I did NOT get. For example Ito sunshine I took DPH over medical records ( I was repeatedly denied) in May 2012 over Hipaa. DPH's Expert after reviewing with the City Attorney told the MINISTRY I was incorrect. Now MATTERS are different in May of 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCymK-jruDQ ... I still await the TRUTH (what I have said all along) to have some WEIGHT against the untruths and harms that I have been subjected to. Instead a FREE pass to DPH .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N58p6afb__Y and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K6-905nI40 .

Again FALSE HOPE is worse and more insidious then NO HELP. And cheerleading WHILE fully KNOWING this FACT is like selling a lemon car.

Again let people snoop ... they will find out that I am telling the TRUTH ... have been for years and yet the GAMES and INHUMANITY continue with half truths and half filled glasses.

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Jun. 16, 2014 @ 3:23 am

Jason Grant Garza here ... the analogy of a cure and the white blood cells is not correct here ...the MINISTRY has NO POWER. Instead in this it is a placebo (false sunshine) since it does NOT cure but merely mutates the response. For example Ito sunshine I took DPH over medical records ( I was repeatedly denied) in May 2012 over Hipaa. DPH's Expert after reviewing with the City Attorney told the MINISTRY I was incorrect. Now MATTERS are different in May of 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCymK-jruDQ ... I still await the TRUTH (what I have said all along) to have some WEIGHT against the untruths and harms that I have been subjected to. Instead a FREE pass to DPH .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N58p6afb__Y and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K6-905nI40 .

Again FALSE HOPE is worse and more insidious then NO HELP.

It is TIME for the GROWNUPS to realize that the MINISTRY has NO POWER ... do the RIGHT THING ... step DOWN, tell the PUBLIC WHY ...

NOW is the TIME ... SUNSHINE with POWER to ENFORCE .....

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article plus
the rest of the website is very good.

Posted by clash of clans triche gemmes on Jun. 24, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

There's certainly a great deal to learn about ths topic.
I like all of the points yyou made.

Posted by Get the Details at Wikipedia on Aug. 04, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

Sunshine is a key issue to,distinguish Chiu from Campos, as you can see clearly from my piece. CNPA, FAC and the sunshine forces in Sacramento have always depended on San Francisco for its sunshine initiatives and initiators. Mike Harris's 10 part series in the Chronicle.on local government secrecy that led to the Brown Act. The Guardian pioneering stories such as the expose of the Secrecy Lobby. Kopp, . Burton. Leno, and Yee in better days. Campos would continue that tradition. Chiu would wheel and deal in the shadows. On guard, b3

Posted by Guest Bruce B.Brugmann on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 10:41 am

they do not want you to know about simply has that meeting somewhere where you can never know. You drive the deals underground rather than have them out in the open.

Like most attempts at over-regulation, it creates more problems than it solves.

And in any event, sunshine is not even close to being the defining issue in this race. That is Chiu's pragmatic ability to work with varied groups and compromise versus Campos's divisive identity politics and partisan posturing.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am

I'm the real Guest. So, back out now, dudette.
The reason Sunshine was approved by the voters is because Mayor Slick Willie and his PG$E clients were already having closed door government meetings at PG$E offices. So, you see my little troll friend. Without Sunshine Ordinance, you get no Sunshine. And, by your irrational, stupid notion, they will continue to have them but we all have a better chance having Sunshine Ordinance available. Plus, it works. Try it sometime instead of complaining.

Now find the rock or bridge to go crawl back to.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

decisions in a private location somewhere?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 16, 2014 @ 6:08 am

Who tried to cover it all up? Who got caught doing it? Who led the retaliatory vendetta against the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force? By the way, since this is a sunshine blog, who is the brave anonymous guest who fires off cliches from a dark place? Yours for more sunshine in city hall and on the Bruce blog, on guard, b3bhttp://www.sfbg.com/bruce/2014/06/13/extra-extra-sunshine-advocates-beat-anti-sunshine-gang-city-hall

Posted by Guest Bruce B.Brugmann on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 11:36 am

Jason Grant Garza here ... WHO lost Park Merced ...the recent articles speak quite well as to the SUPERVISORS charged. WE LOST PARK MERCED ... did these supervisors get sent to ETHICS as ROSS did? What was the OUTCOME? Yes we LOST PARK MERCED with a MINISTRY with NO POWER.

The supervisors WON ... still NOT an EFFECTIVE MINISTRY, still NO CONSEQUENCE for Park Merced, still NO ACTION or CONSEQUENCE for the "retaliatory vendetta" as a matter of FACT most people still DO NOT UNDERSTAND just like most people do NOT understand that you are selling THEM again a POWERLESS MINISTRY. As a matter of fact the SUPERVISORS won in a BIG way ... they PROVED CRIME does pay ... they SAT in JUDGEMENT over Ross while being GUILTY themselves.

Now you want to sell us this kettle of rotten fish? How many years did the BOS keep the MINISTRY NOT fully sat? Consequences ... I can show you the consequences to the VICTIMS. What about the VICTIMS in the NUCLEAR WINTER that NO ONE has ASKED about during all this "CARING" ... learn the GAMES and watch the INHUMANITY.

Yes a POWERLESS MINISTRY and again the SAME ... even per your own words ... What 12 years of service ( no results .... http://www.sfbg.com/2009/05/05/making-sunshine-work .... Fourteen times the task force has asked Ethics for action, and 14 times those cases have been dismissed - with little serious investigation) and still offering false hope and false unaccountable no result process? WHO wrote the above mentioned article?

Yes the GUILTY supes WON ... wow, great risk management .. the 3 d's ... defer, deflect and deny ... they deferred the MINISTRY (how many years not sat correctly), they deflected the CONSEQUENCE (none as designed) and now they will continue to deny SUNSHINE sine the MINISTRY is POWERLESS. Yes, yes, yes the GUILTY supes WON !!!

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Jun. 16, 2014 @ 4:05 am

Someone better empty the drool guard over JGG's keyboard.

Posted by Chromefields on Jun. 16, 2014 @ 10:13 am

And lost ignominiously. Two main lessons here: the gang started the vendetta because the task,force was being effective. And the gang capitulated once the sunshine forces rallied and put on the pressure. So let us keep the pressure on to,keep the task force healthy and to keep the sunlight glaring at city hall. B3

Posted by bruce on Jun. 17, 2014 @ 9:44 am

Jason Grant Garza here ... What? Just exactly HOW did they lose?
1.) Did any of the Supervisors for Park Merced get found of "Official Misconduct" as was the ATTEMPT with ROSS at ETHICS? What happened in case 11048 and 12056? What is your DEFINITION of EFFECTIVE? Bruce Burgmann would disagree: What 12 years of service ( no results .... http://www.sfbg.com/2009/05/05/making-sunshine-work .... Fourteen times the task force has asked Ethics for action, and 14 times those cases have been dismissed - with little serious investigation) and still offering false hope and false unaccountable no result process?
2.) How long has the MINISTRY NOT been properly sat and the RIGGED voting with 6 ... how many YEARS now?
3.) So there wasn't pressure in 2012 when they sat the LAST MINISTRY?
4.) The MINISTRY is HEALTHY ??? with NO ENFORCEMENT POWERS?
5.) So will the NEW MINISTRY have ENFORCEMENT POWERS or just more of the same when sent to ETHICS? and How is NOT representing the WHOLE TRUTH correct?
Nice SPIN however NOT accurate.

Posted by Jason Grant Garza on Jun. 17, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

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