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 Read More »
Filed under: San Francisco News by Randy Shaw Comments Off on SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review
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 Read More »
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 Read More »
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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 Read More »
Filed under: San Francisco News by Randy Shaw Comments Off on SF’s Politically Successful “Moderates”
Has any prior San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed more critical housing legislation in a seven month period than the current group in 2017? I don’t think so.
Yet the Board’s stellar record has gotten little attention. The health care Read More »
The election to replace Jane Kim as D6 supervisor is over a year away, but after Joe Fitz Rodriquez covered Sonja Trauss’ candidacy last week it became clear there is lots of interest in this race. I see a three Read More »
Cities Diverge on Housing
Three recently enacted measures have transformed San Francisco into the Bay Area leader for addressing housing affordability. Meanwhile, Berkeley is in full retreat.
At its June 27 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Read More »
San Francisco’s budget process was very unfair this year. So says the fable of the little red hen.
The little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks her fellow farm animals– a pig, cat, rat, duck, goose, dog, Read More »