Posts Tagged: elections

SF’s Budget Battle

SF’s Budget Battle

Posted June 19, 2018 by

Will San Francisco Pass a Progressive Budget? Now that the mayoral election is over, San Francisco returns to what normally dominates city politics in June/July: the budget battle. And after an election season where candidates fought for the “progressive” mantle,
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Pro-Housing Voters Must Get Political

Pro-Housing Voters Must Get Political

Posted May 31, 2018 by

Housing Must Become Election Priority This week’s Berkeley City Council vote against a measure designed to build housing on BART parking lots (AB 2923) offers a wake- up call to pro-housing advocates. Berkeley voters would overwhelmingly back a ballot measure
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Candidates Split on Meaning of SF Mayor’s Race

Will Kim-Leno Tag Team Defeat Breed?

Will Kim-Leno Tag Team Defeat Breed?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

The Race for Second-Choice Votes Last week’s announcement by Jane Kim and Mark Leno that they would run in tandem against London Breed made perfect sense. The only surprise is that it did not happen sooner. As I wrote on
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Voting Begins: Assessing SF Mayor’s Race

Voting Begins: Assessing SF Mayor’s Race

Posted May 3, 2018 by

Have Candidates Overcome Obstacles to Victory? Voting begins on May 5 in San Francisco’s June mayor’s race. Since  a majority of votes will likely be cast prior to the June 3 Election Day, candidates recognize that winning time is now.
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Garcetti Endorses Costa-Hawkins Repeal

Garcetti Endorses Costa-Hawkins Repeal

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Boost for Affordable Housing Act as Landlords Reveal Campaign Strategy Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has endorsed the Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act enacted by the legislature in 1995. If passed by California voters in November,
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Can Suzy Loftus Unseat DA Gascon?

Can Suzy Loftus Unseat DA Gascon?

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Former San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus announced plans last week to challenge District Attorney George Gascon in the November 2019 election. Here’s why I think Loftus has an excellent chance to win. Gascon Is Vulnerable George Gascon has
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Will SF Voters Back Housing For All?

Will SF Voters Back Housing For All?

Posted March 8, 2018 by

June Measure Raises $1 Billion for Housing, Homelessness San Francisco, like Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and other cities, suffers from both an acute homeless crisis and an inability to provide affordable housing for its working and middle-class. On June 5,
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