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Michael Moritz is now trying to disrupt SF homeless policy

Why Are Tech Moguls Backing Prop Q?

Posted October 25, 2016 by

According to multiple sources, tech investor Ron Conway, Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz, and investor William Oberndorf have each donated $49,999 to pass San Francisco’s Prop Q. Although its backers claim that Prop Q bans tent encampments on city sidewalks,
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Wiener mailer wrongly crediting him for helping pass Ellis Act reform. The Bay Guardian actually endorsed Jane Kim.

Wiener Never “Fought” For Ellis Act Reform

Posted October 24, 2016 by

In a recent mailer for Scott Wiener’s State Senate campaign, Mark Leno states: “Scott Wiener has fought with me for Ellis Act reform and other renter protections.” That’s certainly not my recollection. Nor is it the recollection of then-Tenants Together
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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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CHP's Gail Gilman speaks at Rally for Yes on J and K

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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The D5 race between London Breed and Dean Preston has been city's most substantive

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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Prop M Halts SF's Popular Invest in Neighborhoods Program

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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Prop W Saves City College’s Cultural Legacy

Posted October 13, 2016 by James Tracy

The value of City College of San Francisco is often stated in economic terms. Those who graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree generally earn $10,000 more than those people with only a High School Diploma.  The College’s long list
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Jesse Jackon campaigned against low-turnout elections

SF’s Anti-Democratic Prop D

Posted October 11, 2016 by

Low-Turnout Elections are Not “Progressive” I understand why San Francisco’s progressive establishment is backing Prop D, which changes the process of filling vacant supervisor seats. What I cannot accept, however, are claims that an initiative promoting low-turnout, special off year
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