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Anthony Hall (born 1942) is former American elected official. He was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 2000 to 2004.He resigned in 2004 to accept appointment as executive director of the Treasure Island Development Authority, a post he held for only 14 months. Hall later filed papers for running against the incumbent Newsom in the 2007 mayoral election but dropped out before the election, citing Newsom's entrenchment. He was known as the lone conservative on the Board of Supervisors and surprised the other board members when he supported Matt Gonzalez's successful bid for president of the board.
Born in Los Angeles, Hall attended Loyola High School and graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics and public administration. He moved to San Francisco in 1964.His volunteer and civic activities have included singing Mass at St. Brendan's Church on Sundays, volunteering as a track coach at St. Ignatius Prep School, and announcing the San Francisco’s St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Hall and his band "The Hallmarks" perform at weddings and are a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene.
He is a former Executive Assistant to the Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court.[ citation needed ]
In 2000, Hall was elected to represent District 7 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The San Francisco Chronicle said of Hall at the time: "Hall's politics are old-school San Francisco, and he plans to keep it that way". The Chronicle described Hall as "focused on neighborhoods the same way that supervisors were in the late 1970s during the city's first attempt at district elections".He was praised unanimously in a resolution by his colleagues calling Hall "a dedicated legislator serving with integrity, intelligence, and a willingness to work with all parties for the common good of the City".
As a Supervisor, Hall was involved in the following issues:
Hall served on the Board of Supervisors until August 2004,when Mayor Gavin Newsom asked Hall to assume the post of Executive Director of the Treasure Island Development Authority. Mayor Newsom publicly stated that his choice was due to Hall's record of accomplishments in the area of public facilities and special projects. Newsom appointed Sean Elsbernd to replace Hall on the Board of Supervisors.
Hall conducted on-going meetings with the developer regarding plans and contract compliance issues, as well as parallel interaction with the United States Navy principals responsible for re-conveyance of the property to San Francisco. The Navy had become skeptical of San Francisco's sincerity and the ability of the developer to issue a concrete redevelopment plan after more than seven years. Newsom insisted upon a renewal of the developer's contract, despite the fact that the developer had not met its terms; there were substantial payment shortfalls for specific developmental milestones, and a series of discarded timetable extensions. Newsom also insisted that other "partners" be allowed to join the development team without going through the public bidding process as mandated by the City Charter.
In October 2005, the Treasure Island Development Authority voted to require the resignation of Tony Hall from the project "without cause".Hall subsequently warned of the dangers of development on Treasure Island, calling it a "seismically unsafe toxic landfill" on top of the San Andreas fault.
Since departing Treasure Island, Hall has maintained a blog on issues related to civic life in San Francisco, and is a columnist for the Westside Observer.
In 2007, Hall began a campaign for San Francisco mayor to challenge Newsom, but dropped out.In March 2011, Hall announced he was running for mayor a second time, but his bid was unsuccessful.
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