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SF's Four New Supervisors

Will SF’s New Supes Bring Change?

Posted January 9, 2017 by

Today launches the supervisor careers of Sandy Fewer, Hillary Ronen, and Ahsha Safai and District 8 appointee Jeff Sheehy. Due to the difficulty of defeating elected incumbents, the three supervisors will likely have eight years to make a difference for
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Mayor  Lee, Aaron Peskin, and Jane Kim will resume housing debate in 2017

SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

Posted January 3, 2017 by

A new year has just begun and many cannot wait for it—and the next three years—to end.  San Franciscans are ready to protect the city against Trump policies and we’ll soon know what that entails. Meanwhile, cities can still act
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SF Politics 2016: The Year in Review

Posted December 15, 2016 by

For many San Francisco Bay Area residents, 2016 was the worst of political years. As promising as 2016 began, Donald Trump’s election turned the past year into a train wreck. The 36 deaths in the Oakland warehouse known as the
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SF Politics 2016: Fall Elections

Posted December 15, 2016 by

We ended Part One of our 2016 San Francisco politics review with the city’s supervisors qualifying ballot measures for November that they thought would help their campaigns and candidates they backed. This strategy backfired big time for progressives, and did
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CCDC and SRO tenants citywide rally in front of Hotel Des Artes, which later withdrew its conversion application.

Peskin Protects SRO’s as Planning Commission Rejects Conversions

Posted December 8, 2016 by Randy Shaw and Rio Scharf

SRO Tenants Celebrate, Mobilize Six SRO’s withdrew their conversion application in the wake of strong opposition by the San Francisco Planning Commission.  This represents a major victory for SRO tenants and their allies,  sending a powerful message of Planning Commission
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Mayor Lee campaigning for the failed Props J & K. Jeff Kositsky is on right.

Is SF Making Progress on Homelessness?

Posted December 6, 2016 by

One year ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the city was creating a new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (hereafter DHSH). While Director Jeff Kositsky and DHSH did not formally begin until last June, the new department brought
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