According to the Chronicle, Newsom will deal with "a few officials he has battled with since taking office in 2004" and with the resignations "on a case-by-case basis."
SFPartyParty speculates, “Gavin ain’t firing no minorities, even if they are important scapegoats,” so Police Chief Heather Fong will keep her job even though homicides are at a ten year high.
With no serious opponent this November, BeyondChron suggests Newsom is having trouble raising money – and the threat of losing your job may be an incentive for city commissioners and department heads to contribute. Fear is what will keep these subjects loyal, and sending $500 to the Newsom re-election campaign would make the boss very happy. It’s a deeply cynical move, but it explains why the Mayor would suddenly ask everyone to “tender their resignation" two months before the election.
Inspired by SFist Godfather parody, we thought to offer a few movie quotes too good to refuse:
Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your
daughter... 's wedding... on the day of your daughter's wedding. And I hope
their first child be a masculine child. I pledge my ever-ending loyalty.
Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it
anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth,
the shit. Here is a man who stood up.
Ok, you've had your fun. I'll give you one more chance, and if you don't clear
out now, there'll be real trouble. I mean it.
- Chronicle: Newsom Calls For Resignations by Cecilia M. Vega, Heather Knight
- BeyondChron: Was Newsom Firing Spree a Ploy to Raise Campaign Cash? by Paul Hogarth
- SFist: Gavin Newsom To Clean House by Brock
- SFPartyParty: Why Did Mayor New$om Fake Fire Everyone at City Hall? Gue$$