Sunday, April 18, 2004

Mayor Newsom's 42-minute late arrival for the swearing in of commissioners last Wendesday had more than a handful of the more than 100 in attendance bent out of shape. "Whose time is more valuable?" asked one business owner, leaving early and feeling slighted by the clear answer. At a luncheon the next day, the business owner said others had called saying they too left early. Newsom had said he's "continuing the fine tradition of Mayor Brown by being 40 minutes late to every meeting." But nobody liked it when Brown did it, either. And he's a political giant.

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