Jeff Adachi Explains His Last-Minute Entry into the Mayor's Race

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Joe Eskenazi
Jeff Adachi makes it official.
"Did I make it on time?  Who do I make my check out to?" Jeff Adachi asked the department of elections clerk at about 4:15 p.m. today. Adachi had come to the department to submit the signatures and the five grand required from anyone who hopes to become a bona fide candidate for mayor of San Francisco. 

As SF Weekly's Joe Eskenazi tells us, Adachi offered the dozen reporters on the scene this explanation for his late entry: "We need to have a real debate, and it needs to start with the truth. I listened to what the candidates said in the last debates about pension reform, and I'm convinced they don't get it or don't want to get it."
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Joe Eskenazi
Adachi announced that he will not be taking public financing, saying he doesn't want to take millions from the city coffers "when we're facing hundreds of millions in deficits." In inimitable Adachi fashion, he took the chance to remind us that this is the first year San Francisco has not offered public summer school. 

Of his rivals in the race, he carped, "Compromise doesn't deliver results. Compromise can kill. The mayor [Ed Lee] tried to get reform. He fell short of what's necessary to fix the problem." 

Eskenazi reports that after the brief press conference, Adachi crossed the street from City Hall to fill out the Ethics Commission paperwork required to start a campaign committee. 

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Outland10
Outland10

People are thrilled he's entered the race. This is huge.

Lars54
Lars54

Adachi is a fine elected PD, one of the best in the US, I think it makes no sense for him to give up the PD's job, which he is performing so well, to take on the Mayor's job, especially since the current occupant - Ed Lee - is just terrific.  Adachi's formidable criminal law legal trial skills have little application to Mayor's job. Geez, we already have a Police Chief running the DA's office, if Adachis elected Mayor we'd have a Public Defender runing the Mayor's office! This is just wacky, so I think Adachi's foray into the Mayor's office is non-sensical. We appear to have some local officials that are so consumed by ambition that are taking on, or trying to take on, jobs they no zip about, such as Gascon at the DA's office, and now Adachi panting to run for the Mayor's job. If Adachi is elected it would take him months to get up to speed on the job duties of a Mayor, he's ahve to hire an Ed Lee type to teach him the ropes. A better idea is to keep Ed Lee on the job, we don't need anybody to tutor Ed Lee.

JanetteT
JanetteT

LOL.....what tripw. Ed Lee can learn a lot from Jeff about integrity.

Sales
Sales

Now the mayor race really begins!

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