Posts Tagged: San Francisco

SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

Posted August 14, 2018 by

The Truth: Homeless Spending Makes a Difference “San Francisco already is spending more than $300 million a year on homelessness and the problem seems to be getting worse. I’d have to be convinced that taxing San Francisco hundreds of millions
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Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Posted August 7, 2018 by

Amazon Will Worsen Urban Affordability Crisis As cities offer secret bounties to become Amazon’s second headquarters, the aggressive recruitment raises a question that all high housing cost cities involved should be asking: Where will Amazon’s new employees live? None of
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Can Vallie Brown Win in 2019?

Can Vallie Brown Win in 2019?

Posted July 17, 2018 by

Breed’s Strong Choice Faces Preston in 2019 Mayor London Breed has appointed longtime D5 activist Vallie Brown to replace her on the Board of Supervisors. Now the question on many minds  is whether Brown can win a full term against
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Will SF Voters Reduce Homelessness?

Will SF Voters Reduce Homelessness?

Posted July 12, 2018 by

Passing “Our City, Our Home” is Essential The defeat of Prop D in the June election was the second time in three years that San Francisco voters rejected raising taxes to reduce homelessness. Now the city has another chance to
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Mayor Breed’s First 100 Days

Mayor Breed’s First 100 Days

Posted July 10, 2018 by

Key Action Items for San Francisco’s New Mayor London Breed becomes Mayor of San Francisco on July 11. She is ready to hit the ground running. Breed told the SF Chronicle on July 7 that her first year goals were
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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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What London Breed Will Do as Mayor

London Breed

What London Breed Will Do as Mayor

Posted June 12, 2018 by

New Mayor Faces Short Timetable For Results London Breed has stretched her lead to 1601 votes with 17090 left to count, including provisionals.  Assuming Breed wins San Francisco’s 2018 mayor’s race, what is Mayor Breed likely to do? Here’s my
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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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