Rejecting entreaties from his longtime Chinatown supporters that he appoint Planning Commission President Cindy Wu, Mayor Ed Lee instead selected Julie Christensen to fill David Chiu’s District 3 seat. Christensen has done no work in Chinatown. Her selection represents a Read More »
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Supervisor David Chiu’s political power play to select an interim Board President in former rival David Campos’ absence proved to be much about nothing. Katy Tang won unanimous backing for the one-week position, but is not a top contender when Read More »
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The late Ted Gullicksen won his final legislative victory Friday when Mayor Lee allowed the Campos-backed measure regulating tenant buyouts to become law. Gullicksen had worked to pass such legislation for years, and it adds to his long legacy of Read More »
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My October 15 tribute to the late Ted Gullicken focused on his extraordinary contributions to San Francisco tenants. But his impact was even broader.
As Sam Dodge pointed out at the Tenants Union gathering Tuesday night, Ted brought activists from Read More »
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Ted Gullicksen, leader of the San Francisco Tenants Union and a key figure in the city’s tenant movement since 1992, died unexpectedly on October 13. He was 61. Having spoken with Ted last week and exchanged emails only a few Read More »
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