San Francisco News

Leno Goes Left

Posted November 2, 2017 by

San Francisco’s 2019 Mayor’s race is still two years away, but Mark Leno is already moving to secure progressive votes. In the past week Leno endorsed Rafael Mandelman for supervisor in D8 and Matt Haney in D6. Both will get
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SF’s Choice: A Chain Store or Housing?

Posted October 31, 2017 by

New Test for SF’s Pro-Housing Direction 1600 Jackson Street along San Francisco’s Polk Gulch is the perfect housing site. It’s a choice corner location on a transit and retail corridor a short walk from shopping.  The project’s residents would increase
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Why Is Liberal SF Blocking Cannabis?

Posted October 24, 2017 by

City’s Double Standard Over Exposing Kids to Drugs As I entered City Hall last Thursday I confronted a large crowd creating a huge line in front of the metal detectors. All were Asian and wore white baseball caps. I asked
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SF Groups Mobilize for South Bay Housing

Posted October 5, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is doing something long overdue and badly needed: it is mobilizing pressure on city councils to build housing outside San Francisco. From Brisbane to Mountain View, SFHAC is showing the connection between the
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Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates

Posted October 3, 2017 by

Costa-Hawkins Repeal, More Dollars on Table? At last Friday’s historic housing bill signing ceremony, legislators insisted that 2017 was not a one-time deal. Every speaker said that tackling the housing crisis required further action in 2018, and even Governor Brown
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SF’s Politically Successful “Moderates”

Posted September 26, 2017 by

How Local “Moderates” Become “Progressive” What do Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor front runner Gavin Newsom, State Senator Scott Wiener, former State Senator and mayoral candidate Mark Leno and Assembly member David Chiu
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TMG’s CPMC Project Falls Short

Posted September 19, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

More and Affordable Units Needed on Site Developers navigating San Francisco’s drawn-out entitlement process often face a dilemma. If they want a smooth permitting process they should play nice with neighbors. If not, then hello discretionary review and possibly goodbye
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Sheehy, Mandelman Square Off in D8

Posted September 12, 2017 by

District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy and challenger Rafael Mandelman meet twice in 2018, first in June and then November. If Mandelman wins in June he replaces Sheehy on the Board. If he loses, the two still meet in a winner
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