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SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

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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Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Kim v. Wiener race has biggest divisions, highest stakes,

Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Posted October 31, 2016 by

Election Day’s approach has increased testiness and anger in San Francisco’s political scene. The Kim-Wiener race went negative after Kim’s surprising  first place June finish, and the tone has only gotten worse.   Negative campaigning is in all of the contested
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Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

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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Stopping SF’s Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Short-term rentals are more lucrative than permanent housing

Stopping SF’s Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Posted January 19, 2016 by

Regular readers know that I favor solving problems over talking about them. That’s why it’s frustrating to read stories about abuse of San Francisco’s short-term rental law when at least 75% of illegal rentals could be stopped with a single
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San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

The Tenderloin Museum opened in 2015

San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

Posted December 17, 2015 by

In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris
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Our Local Heroes of 2015

From top left, Sara Shortt, CTA, Naomi Kelly, Raquel Fox

Our Local Heroes of 2015

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Beyond Chron has a Thanksgiving tradition of honoring a few of the many whose dedicated service rendered them our local heroes for San Francisco in the past year. Here’s our choices for this year, whose weight toward housing activism reflects
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Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee - January 18, 2011

Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda

Posted November 7, 2015 by

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee begins a second term after a 2015 campaign season in which the mayor’s promotion of Julie Christensen in District 3 and the ongoing housing crisis subjected him to more criticism than ever before. The mayor
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Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Aaron Peskin thanks CTA today for its key support

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a
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