All of these funds will have to be paid back! 🙁
Nancy Fraser pins the Gavin Newsom ideology down in this excellent article!
“The result was a “progressive neoliberalism” that mixed together truncated ideals of emancipation and lethal forms of financialization.”
Exactly what Gavin Newsom did as mayor of San Francisco!
John Stauber in CounterPunch paints a perfect portrait of the “progressive” politics of Gavin Newsom!
“The professional Progressive Movement that we see reflected in the pages of The Nation magazine, in the online marketing and campaigning of MoveOn and in the speeches of Van Jones, is primarily a political public relations creation of America’s richest corporate elite, the so-called 1%, who happen to bleed Blue because they have some degree of social and environmental consciousness, and don’t bleed Red. But they are just as committed as the right to the overall corporate status quo, the maintenance of the American Empire, and the monopoly of the rich over the political process that serves their economic interests.”
Newsom Bust Rendering (PDF)
The Examiner tells the story:
“We are delighted to offer this opportunity to commemorate Gavin Newsom, the youngest mayor of San Francisco, and his important legacy,” said Meg Spriggs, ArtCare board president, wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to Tom DeCaigny, director of cultural affairs for the Arts Commission.
Spriggs also oversees the multifamily investments for Shorenstein Properties, which is owned by the well-known Shorenstein real estate family. ArtCare’s advisory board includes Diane “DeDe” Wilsey, president of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and PJ Johnston, a spokesperson for Willie Brown when he was mayor and currently a communications consultant, according to the ArtCare website.
“ArtCare would like to present a gift to The City of a life-size bronze portrait bust depiction of Gavin C. Newsom, the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco,” Spriggs wrote in the letter. “We hope for it to be displayed on the mayor’s balcony at San Francisco City Hall, near the Office of the Mayor, together with the three other portrait bust sculptures currently located there of other prominent mayors in the history of the City.”
Those other mayor’s include Brown, Dianne Feinstein and George Moscone.
He must be doing something right if the union is opposing him!