Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced today "that he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the San Francisco District Attorney's job." In yet another closed door meeting with Newsom, Chiu declined the offer, which sparked some surprise within the city's navel-gazing wonk sect. Many suspected Chiu would take the prized gig left vacant by Sate Attorney Kamala Harris.

"Newsom has not said when he will make his pick known, but told City Hall reporters this morning that he is still putting calls out to prospective candidates," reports SFGate.

Major Chinatown powerbroker (and the city's most adorable person) Rose Pak who pretty much runs San Francisco at this point said that, according to SF Appeal, "Chiu will run for Mayor of San Francisco in November 2011."