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Mayor Lee And Supervisor Mirkarimi Gettin’ All Up In Our District

Mayor Edwin Lee & Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be holding a couple events in District 5 tomorrow.  Here are the deets from the Mayor’s Office:

10:00 AM
Mayor Lee to visit Western Addition merchants with District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.
Merchant walk to start at Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles
1521 Eddy Street at Fillmore Street

6:30 PM
Mayor Lee and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi to host District 5 Budget Town Hall.
Hamilton Recreation Center        
1900 Geary Boulevard at Steiner Street

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News About Town

Photo Credit: Reuters/Kyodo via Burrito Justice & The Atlantic

Some frightening photos of the post-earthquake tsunami in Japan (Burrito Justice)

Tsunami waves wreak havoc on Santa Cruz, Crescent City Harbors (SFist)

Rachel Levin considers the true cost of shopping at Whole Foods Haight (The Bold Italic)

Matt Baume also examines the Haight Street “Supermarket Wars” (NBC Bay Area)

Rec & Park moving forward with Haight-Ashbury Recycling Center eviction despite Board of Supes vote (Bay Citizen)

Major transit/bike/ped improvements on the way for Church & Duboce (Streetsblog SF)

Hop on board the magic school… TRAIN?! (Telstar Logistics)

Mayor Bloomberg, meet Mayor Lee (SFGate)

Get your Irish on! St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival TOMORROW (Bay Area On The Cheap)


Filed under Events, General, Local Business, Muni, Politics, Streetscape

Mayor Mirkarimi?

Per Uptown Almanac, Cole Valley’s very own District Supervisor, father of the plastic bag ban, Ross Mirkarimi, will soon be announcing his intention to run for Mayor of our fair City.

He’s got a solid record on many neighborhood, transit & environmental issues, but so does David Chiu, who’s likely to throw his hat in the ring as well.

The question is, will either of them (or whoever ends up winning) finally find ways to make this city run more efficiently/effectively, or will we just have more Newsom-esque proclamations about how green and cutting edge we are while outdated Muni equipment continues to fail and City employees/managers keep getting paid huge salaries/benefits while the rest of us barely scrape by?

And, if Ross were to win, who would be our next supervisor? Any suggestions?

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