Posts Tagged: David Chiu

Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Posted May 24, 2018 by

Berkeley City Council Mistakes Parking Lots for Paradise On May 29, the Berkeley City Council votes on whether to oppose AB 2923, which makes it easier to build housing on BART property. Sponsored by Assembly members David Chiu and Tim
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SF’s Wild Mayor’s Race

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

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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SF’s Politically Successful “Moderates”

SF’s Politically Successful “Moderates”

Posted September 26, 2017 by

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
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Reinventing SF’s Transit Future

Reinventing SF’s Transit Future

Posted July 11, 2016 by

The recent killing of two bicyclists by cars and the installation of a defective bike lane on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin should further convince us: San Francisco’s recent growth in population, employment and affluence demands a radical reinvention
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Political Forecast 2016

Political Forecast 2016

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The November 2016 elections will be a plebiscite on the public values of the United States. Will voters openly embrace the racism, misogyny, religious hatred, and climate change denial promoted in the GOP presidential race? Or will they back the
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Frequent Elections are Good for Cities

Frequent Elections are Good for Cities

Posted November 3, 2015 by

After writing that the key ballot measures for San Francisco’s November 3 election—Prop F’s restrictions on short-term rentals and Prop I’s moratorium on Mission market rate housing—would return to face voters in 2016, I was asked if such frequent elections
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Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

Posted November 2, 2015 by

It’s been a long election season in San Francisco. And without further ado, here are my predictions in the key races whose outcome is not clear. District Three In 2012, I wrote a story that described Aaron Peskin’s shift from
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