Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco
Will San Francisco Pass a Progressive Budget?
Now that the mayoral election is over, San Francisco returns to what normally dominates city politics in June/July: the budget battle. And after an election season where candidates fought for the “progressive” mantle, Read More »
Progressive SF Picks a New Mayor
How did London Breed sweep nine of eleven supervisor districts to win San Francisco’s mayor’s race? And why did Mark Leno not do better in the moderate parts of the city where he had Read More »
(Ed Note: The original version of this story projected a Beckles victory which has since been confirmed)
Breaking: Late Returns Project Beckles Victory
If you think ranked choice voting is to blame for San Francisco’s lengthy mayoral vote count, take Read More »
New Mayor Faces Short Timetable For Results
London Breed has stretched her lead to 1601 votes with 17090 left to count, including provisionals. Assuming Breed wins San Francisco’s 2018 mayor’s race, what is Mayor Breed likely to do?
Here’s my Read More »
What Would Mayor Leno Do?
While tens of thousands of ballots are still to be counted, many wonder if Mark Leno’s potential victory in the San Francisco mayor’s race would set the city on a new path. Leno is the Read More »
Leno Likely to be SF’s Next Mayor
After many declared her mayor-elect, London Breed saw her night long lead give way to a shift of second choice votes from Jane Kim to Mark Leno, giving Leno a roughly 1000 vote Read More »
Who Will Win the Key CA, East Bay and SF Races?
It’s time for our election predictions. And not a second too soon. Even the shortened San Francisco mayor’s race seems to have gone on too long. Most voters are Read More »
Housing Must Become Election Priority
This week’s Berkeley City Council vote against a measure designed to build housing on BART parking lots (AB 2923) offers a wake- up call to pro-housing advocates. Berkeley voters would overwhelmingly back a ballot measure Read More »