FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO END MONEY BAIL PRESSES FORWARD

Posted October 20, 2016 by Tamara Aparton

A class action lawsuit seeking to end the practice of money bail in San Francisco will move forward against the city’s sheriff, a federal judge has ruled. United States District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled on October 14 that
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GOP Already Discredits Clinton Victory

Posted October 18, 2016 by

Last week, two prominent GOP opponents of Donald Trump said that almost every other member of the Republican primary field other than Trump would have beaten Hillary Clinton. Rich Galen, a former press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich,
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SF’s Easy Choice: Yes on J and K

Posted October 18, 2016 by

As San Francisco voters struggle over a dizzying array of local and state ballot measures, two initiatives offer an easy choice: Yes on Props J and K. These measures will bring the city $100 million annually for public transit, bike
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Public Sector Pensions Under Attack – From the L.A. Times

Posted October 18, 2016 by Bill Raden

Call it the tale of two pension crises. In June, the Los Angeles Times’ business pages looked at the looming retirement savings disaster caused by the nearly 40-year transition from traditional employer-sponsored defined-benefit pensions to individual 401(k) plans — a
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Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

Posted October 17, 2016 by

As absentee voting has begun and Election Day nears, some key San Francisco races may be tightening.  Unfortunately, the tightness of these contests have led to increasingly negative campaigning. This is particularly true in the D9 and D11 supervisor races
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Affordable Transportation and Housing Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted October 17, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Rents continue to rise in cities across the U.S., and Pittsburgh is no exception. Noting the escalating housing costs in walkable neighborhoods, Alex Shewczyk at Bike Pittsburgh looks at how transportation and housing policy can coordinate to make places more
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Prop M Halts SF Small Business Assistance

Posted October 13, 2016 by

Among the 24 measures on San Francisco’s local ballot is Prop M. It’s backers argue it “will bring genuine public participation and oversight into the decision-making on housing and development.” They also claim that “we simply cannot deliver the promise
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