Posts Tagged: San Francisco

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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Candidates Split on Meaning of SF Mayor’s Race

Why San Francisco Outdoes New York City on Tenants Rights

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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Sports Gambling in the Tenderloin?

Sports Gambling in the Tenderloin?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

Gambling Long Boosted the Tenderloin and Mid-Market: Could It Return? Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s May 14 ruling legalizing sports gambling in the United States came 63 years late for San Francisco’s Tenderloin.As I detail in my book, The Tenderloin: Sex,
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D8, Housing, Judges: SF’s Other Top June Races

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