Democrats Push Costa Hawkins Repeal to Ballot

Posted January 16, 2018 by

Assembly Closes Door on Legislative Fix Last week, the Democratic-controlled Assembly Housing Committee voted down a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act.  And with committee members like Ed Chau, who represents Monterrey Park, treating the tenant side with contempt, Democrats
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SF’s Surprising Mayor’s Race

Posted January 11, 2018 by

Our June Prediction The field to replace Mayor Ed Lee is set. It is surprising for two reasons. First,  several major candidates were expected to enter the contest since every supervisor and elected official other than David Chiu could run
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Ranked Choice Voting Empowers SF Voters in Mayor’s Race

Posted January 11, 2018 by Pedro Hernandez, FairVote California Deputy Director

Winning candidate must garner a broad base of support by building coalitions I recently published a detailed outline of what to expect in the June 2018 mayoral election where I examine turnout and assess how likely ranked choice voting (RCV)
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Anger over Police Failing Tenderloin

Posted January 11, 2018 by

My January 9 story, “How Police Fail the Tenderloin,” struck a nerve with those living and working in the neighborhood.  Some of the responses were so compelling that they are assembled below as a follow up to the story.  Here
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Willie Brown and the SF Mayor’s Race

Posted January 9, 2018 by

Today is the filing deadline for San Francisco’s June mayoral election. And the four top candidates have a key fact in common: all had their political careers launched or boosted by Willie  Lewis Brown, Jr. This should not come as
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