All I can think of is, what's next? ... That's what's so exciting - how do we top this?
City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur
Be willing to make bold decisions and be willing to make glorious mistakes. Learn from your mistakes, but you've got to be willing to make them first.
This president [Obama] has done more for the LGBT community than any president in history. It's just an objective fact. And his legacy is secure in terms of the advancement of the rights of the LGBT community, from Don't Ask, Don't Tell to his support for overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, and
This is real. This is about basic, fundamental rights. It's about laying a foundation of equality for everybody, and he missed a golden opportunity to stand on history and to do something that is noble and appropriate. By no means was this a profile in courage. What a wasted moment for his administr
I never, ever considered an evacuation strategy in San Francisco that would require the entire city to evacuate, ... I'd have to have five aircraft carriers collecting dust waiting off the coast.
However, no one is more disappointed than the tens of thousands of couples and their families that won't have the same rights and privileges that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been afforded,
It's just idyllic, ... I think that's what's going to knock people's socks off.
During the 1990s, San Francisco lived through one of the most intense economic booms of its history
I feel we are very well prepared for a disaster ... but the reality is you can never be prepared enough. Never.
As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected
These are senseless inexplicable things that are beyond the pale of imagination, ... It makes you, frankly, sick to your stomach to think you live in a society where things like this could have happened.
The bottom line is I recommended that Tony Hall be appointed to the Treasure Island authority, ... Clearly, I made a mistake, and I take responsibility for that mistake, and I'm accountable for that mistake. Period.
We're reacting to the president's decision to use this as a wedge issue to divide people. I think what he's doing is wrong. It's hurtful,
We recognize that the arts are an essential part of San Francisco's cultural vitality. Gavin Ne
I'm sick to my stomach.
All of us are in in shock, ... This is a senseless and unexplainable act that goes beyond the pale. Frankly, it makes you sick to your stomach.
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive
The island was not operating as it should, ... We need an executive director that can work with the city attorney's office, the controller's office, my office and the (Treasure Island) board.
I think we're on firm legal footing and legal grounds, and certainly I believe very strongly and passionately we're on the right moral ground, ... Late Edition.
I do not believe it's appropriate for me ... to discriminate against people.
[Mayor Gavin Newsom, citing the likelihood of a successful court challenge, said he hasn't bothered to take a position on the measure.] It's a symbolic gesture, ... It's a public opinion poll.
Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base
As Mayor, I will lead city government, businesses, and community groups to support innovative projects that will make San Francisco streets and public places vibrant and healthy
I'm opposed to this initiative on every level because it hurts the priorities our community cares most about,
This door's wide open now. It's going to happen, whether you like it or not.
The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California. Gavin Newso
If you distill the essence of everything, what life is about, every single one of us is given a short moment in time on this planet, and we all have one universal need and desire, and that is to be loved and to love.
San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.