Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Baked Chicken, Herbs & Bitter Greens

A new proposition on the ballot for the next election could cook Gavin’s goose. Supervisor Chris Daly, who conceived of Proposition I, introduced a charter amendment May 22 that would end up on the November ballot if it receives six votes from members of the board.

In the aftermath of the vote, members of the Board of Supervisors feuded with Gavin Newsom over how to implement Proposition I. The board said they were following the will of the voters (
56%) by adopting a policy that sets aside a portion of every third regularly scheduled meeting of each month for a question-and-answer time with Newsom. To date, Newsom has declined to attend any of the meetings. Rather, he offered up monthly town hall-style meetings focused on specific issues and held in city neighborhoods. The first such Fake Question Time meeting took place in January.

Daly said given Newsom’s “recalcitrance” about showing up at the board for
question time, “there’s good reason to move forward with it.”
This time voters could pluck Gavin’s Fake & Bake tactics for good, obliging San Francisco's mayor to be legally required to attend monthly board meetings. Question Time could become a staple of The City’s dinner repertoire. Bake four hours, twenty minutes. Vary the herbs as you like, but stick to the hardy ones -- thyme, rosemary, sage, and Chris Daly’s special blend oregano. Serve with a green party salad dressed simply with a little of the rendered fat whisked into vinegar and mustard.

Bon appetite!

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