Supervisor Mirkarimi: phony budget hawk
Melissa Griffin quotes Supervisor Mirkarimi on his new political identity---budget hawk: "There have got to be some larger strategies[to deal with the City's constant deficit]...but it doesn't mean we should ignore the smaller ones." The Murk is particularly concerned with the cost of the mayor's security.
But he chooses to ignore the cost of having city cops babysit the monthly Critical Mass demonstration---$10,000 a month!---probably because he endorses Critical Mass, and the SF Bicycle Coalition, which endorsed him for re-election, is his favorite special interest group. Now that the Bicycle Coalition has evidently stopped listing/endorsing Critical Mass on its online calendar, maybe he and Leah Shahum will take the next responsible step and renounce the demonstration and discourage the city's bike people from taking part.