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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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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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SF’s Wild Mayor’s Race

Posted January 3, 2018 by

(Updated to include City Attorney Dennis Herrerra’s pulling papers to run for mayor) A Five Month Sprint to the Mayor’s Office On January 9 at 5:00pm we will know who is running in San Francisco’s June mayoral election.  Mark Leno
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SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2017 by

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee
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Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy

Posted December 14, 2017 by

I envisioned writing about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s historic legacy—-in December 2019, as his days in office ended. It is with great sadness that I publish this now. I may have written more stories about Mayor Lee’s tenure than
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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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