THE PATHETIC LEGACY OF MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM (05/31/10)
Much of what I learned in my adult life came from my astute training with the Jesuits and at United States Sixth Army and Presidio of San Francisco. Later when I served the U.S. Navy, the National Park Service and the United States Park Police - it mostly meant that I used the experience and held to the higher standards from those wonderful years when I served three Generals and learned much from the years of operating with highly skilled women and men.
On my retirement I formed Environmental Justice Advocacy more to execute and evaluate infrastructure and pollution issues in the Southeast Sector. Hardly, had I settled down there was a demand for such factors and often times I had to visit City Hall to address pertinent issues. It was easy when Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. was there - because I believe there was a higher standard of efficiency and also the City and County of San Francisco had tons of money.
I got to know well, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the various City Department heads. It was easy to address many issues because even though I had worked at the Presidio of San Francisco, I had to interact with many City Departments because the City is connected with the Presidio of San Francisco when it comes to MUNI and public transportation. Clean water and waste water operations and even our energy that is provided by Pacific Gas and Electricity. There were inter-agency agreements with all of the above and more with the U.S. Park Police and the S.F Police Department. The San Francisco Fire Department had a building at Fort Scott and we had a detail inter-agency agreement with the Fire Department and more with the City and County of San Francisco.
When the Big One struck in 1989 - I was there and for my work I received the Commander's Award - Mayor Art Agnos was there and General Harrison personally informed me that I should be present to receive the award. The Presidio is a City within a City - so one learns a lot and when there is a calamity, it helps to have ready, trained soldiers that can follow Standard Operating Procedures. Anyway you look at it - the Sixth U.S. Army and Presidio of San Francisco played a major role in saving the Marina and helping the many victims that needed help.
Today, we have the Office of Emergency Services a pathetic department. Tons of talk and little action when it comes to Emergency Services and the few operations we see with other agencies - fall short of one that should prepare us for a real - calamity. We saw that with the oil spill when the Cosco Busan leaked fuel ö there was no one at the City's end to first, under the situation at hand and secondly to execute the clean up. The Coast Guard too was asleep and so was the inter-agency training between these two inept entities at that time. It exposed the failure of the City on one hand and the U.S. Coast Guard on the other hand. The Congressional Hearing laid it out clearly, held at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio of San Francisco.
Recently I witnessed a Press Conference with some trained sea animals and the various agencies bragging about this, that and the other thing. Well, as I said talk is cheap and when it comes to real leadership ö these so called civilians, most of whom do not live in San Francisco - are not worth their salt. There is no doubt given the happenings all over the world - it is just a matter of time that we must be vigilant. The leadership at all levels in our great City is lacking and most of it falls on the shoulders of the inept, corrupt, arrogant, egoistical Mayor, Gavin Newsom and his cronies.
It behooves me to give the above report because at the events that took place the Mayor Gavin Newsom failed to comprehend, less exhibit leadership qualities. When the oil spill took place the man went to Hawaii to chill out. When some other major incidents took place the man was first to blame others and fails to take a leadership role and execute solutions.
Gavin Newsom is metro sexual who deems fit to spend more time on his hair and other mundane activities, well known to those that truly know how he behaves from years gone by. His failed first marriage was not accidental. His second that been some what stable, but under the radar - more because his wife and child have stabilized this once inebriated, drug prone, party loving, nonchalant individual with no real leadership qualities. Mayor Gavin Newsom will not leave any stellar legacy and the stench he leaves behind will be because the man cannot focus on anything worthwhile.
Gavin Newsom has close ties with Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein. The Democratic Machine that is corrupt and will see a change in the coming November elections and future elections - that should wake up the constituents that normally do not think twice - but continue to vote for inept and corrupt individuals like Diane Feinstein and in doing so her husband Richard Blum, Nancy Pelosi and in doing so her husband who rapes the Samoans and does not blink an eye.
When Gavin Newsom decided to run for Governor - the poor idiot had no clue what he was getting into. I followed him to Oakland, Napa County, here, there, everywhere and even went as far as San Diego to see the bastard - look at folks in the eye and lie. Well, you know the man found out that he could not take the stress. He was lying about everything and felt empty.
You could see it in his eyes and more his demeanor changed, dramatically - he was getting angry much like Caligula and once without informing anyone - he left town and decided to go to Hawaii to enjoy some quality time in Hana which in on the island of Maui. His Chief of Staff had no clue and the MIA, Mayor was reported to be in far away ö Hawaii. Now, that says it all.
When Eric Jaye who tried to help the fool could not succeed he left Gavin Newsom's Gubernatorial campaign. I know what really happened and that is fine. Basically, it was about lies and not being sincere. Sooner or later if you cannot be true to those that want to help you - you will be an utter failure. Sincerity goes hand in hand with mature actions. When the Mayor, Gavin Newsom decided to have sex with Ruby Tourk, his best friend's wife that said it all - here, you had a lying dog, but a man without any balls and one that no one could trust. Something, I have been saying for years - because when I see a dog with fleas I will call a spade a spade.
Gavin Newsom will leave City Hall and when he does his lackeys the many that now tow the line will flee. There will be commotion and little if no leadership to deal with the over $40 billion of projects that will be passing through our back yard in San Francisco. Some of the project the TransBay Project, the Central Subway, the Waste Water and related project, the hundreds of Public Housing projects linked with HOPE SF at Hunters View in the Bayview linked with the John Stewart Company that has come to a halt. The Potrero Hill Project with Bridge Development that we are monitoring. The very large housing project at Sunnydale with Mercy Housing. Mercy Housing has failed the City and County of San Francisco.
All of the above Public Housing Projects consist of Federal Land that remains intact. The land is leased and the Developers will build and lease or rent and do so for 66 years or 99 years. Then, once the lease expires, the infrastructure and the units will revert back to the Federal Government, in this case Housing and Urban Department (HUD).
Mayor Gavin Newsom has defied morals but he defied all standards when he made his bed with Lennar a Rogue Developer that has with INTENT bombarded our children and elders in the Bayview Hunters Point area. When anyone dares to harm children and those that are innocent they have BLOOD on their hands. Mayor Gavin Newsom has BLOOD on his hands and will never, ever have peace of mind. You see him when you watch him - he is never still and when he sleeps he squirms and turns and tosses - the man has no peace of mind.
Lennar is a Rogue Developer that promised to build 10,000 homes at Mare Island connected with the City of Vallejo. After ten years Lennar had nothing to show and declared bankruptcy. The same will happen at Hunters Point a site where Depleted Uranium was first tested. Ninety five percent of Hunters Point is contaminated and mostly with high Radiological Elements. Time will tell. Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is a Superfund Site. Only the worst polluted sites are put on the Superfund Site.
When a Mayor like Gavin Newsom has no clue that the area around Hunters Point spews twenty thousand tons of Methane Gas and thinks, that critical factor does not matter - something is wrong. One ton of Methane Gas equals twenty two tons of Carbon Dioxide - so much for all the talk about GREEN that the lying, Mayor Gavin Newsom spews at the many Press Conference he attends mostly on Public Television - Channels 26 and 78.
Once Labor was on the side of the community but today Labor is corrupt. Labor now want the dole, some $100 million that Lennar has promised but will never deliver. Nothing will be built at Hunters Point and less at Alice Griffith. The land is polluted and must be cleaned. Further it is prone to liquefaction and flooding. I have been saying this for years - but only recently because Climate Change is in the air - some of the folks have been addressing stuff like the base-line around the shoreline - where precautions must be taken to address 5 to 6 feet of flood water.
As Mayor Gavin Newsom prepares to leave office the Budget situation is one that will come to haunt him - he will leave a legacy of deceit, cronyism, corruption, poor leadership - he will be remembered much as I said years ago - Caligula. When he leaves office it will be good riddance of very bad rubbish. I await that day and he knows that too. I tried to warn him but the lying dog chose to stay close to the fleas - that have infested him and his way of thinking and acting.
When the Queen of New Zealand, now dead and gone, visited San Francisco - there was Mayor Gavin Newsom and Aaron Peskin to receive gifts that protocol demanded the Representative of the Muwekma Ohlone tribe receive. In the Draft, Environmental Impact Report his SF Planning Department chose to NOT respect the Muwekma Ohone and chose NOT to address Cultural Resources. This is against the law and everyone must remember the land belongs to the Ohlone and was stolen from them - all of San Francisco. There is KARMA but what will befall Mayor Gavin Newsom is something - I do not wish on my worst enemy. Time will tell. No one in their right mind will want to read less remember the pathetic legacy of Mayor Gavin Newsom. Come September, 2010 he will be history.