Posts Tagged: Mayor Lee

Will Backlash Return London Breed to Room 200?

Will Backlash Return London Breed to Room 200?

Posted January 30, 2018 by

A Candidate for Change? After London Breed’s ouster as Acting Mayor, social and traditional media were busy creating a new narrative: namely, that voter backlash against Breed’s replacement by a “rich white man” could carry her to victory. But before
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How Police Fail the Tenderloin

How Police Fail the Tenderloin

Posted January 9, 2018 by

My Sunday San Francisco Chronicle article on the Tenderloin  described how the police department’s failure to stop open drug dealing holds the neighborhood back. Statistics from the city’s website shows the situation is even worse than I thought. From October
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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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Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Posted December 19, 2017 by

I predicted in a January 5, 2017 article that San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood would take “major steps toward revitalization” in 2017. I was wrong. I was also wrong about anticipated progress for portions of Mid-Market bordering the Tenderloin. It’s no
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SF’s Drug Containment Zone

SF’s Drug Containment Zone

Posted October 10, 2017 by

SF Lets Anything Go on 400 Block of Turk When I first got involved in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1980, I wondered why so many openly illegal drug sales activities were allowed  in the neighborhood. Then residents explained to me
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SF Groups Mobilize for South Bay Housing

SF Groups Mobilize for South Bay Housing

Posted October 5, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is doing something long overdue and badly needed: it is mobilizing pressure on city councils to build housing outside San Francisco. From Brisbane to Mountain View, SFHAC is showing the connection between the
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Sheehy, Mandelman Square Off in D8

Sheehy, Mandelman Square Off in D8

Posted September 12, 2017 by

District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy and challenger Rafael Mandelman meet twice in 2018, first in June and then November. If Mandelman wins in June he replaces Sheehy on the Board. If he loses, the two still meet in a winner
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