Posts Tagged: David Chiu

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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Jane Kim Running for State Senate in 2016

Jane Kim Running for State Senate in 2016

Posted October 14, 2015 by

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim announced her candidacy for State Senate on October 14, setting up a high-stakes November 2016 battle with Supervisor Scott Wiener. I wrote in March about the anticipated Kim-Wiener race (“Kim-Wiener Senate Showdown Takes Shape”), noting
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SF’s Housing Showdown

SF’s Housing Showdown

Posted July 30, 2015 by

After all the rallies, signature gathering and last minute deals, San Francisco’s approach to its housing crisis heads for a fall showdown. And while many activists are drawn to issues in conflict—-e.g. initiatives regulating short-term rentals and imposing a Mission
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SF’s Housing Wars Shift to Airbnb

SF’s Housing Wars Shift to Airbnb

Posted June 8, 2015 by

After last week’s huge City Hall turnout to “Save the Mission,” San Francisco’s next housing battle is on June 9. That’s when the Board of Supervisors votes on revised short-term rental legislation designed to improve upon the measure enacted last
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