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Cities Must End Off-Year Council Elections

Posted August 6, 2019 by

How Blue Cities Undermine Democracy Today is Election Day in Seattle. Wait, you’re wondering why a progressive city elects Council members during summer vacation? A time when students are gone? A time that disproportionately empowers older white homeowners with a
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Honoring Bay Area Housing Heroes

Posted August 6, 2019 by

Witte, Brown, Lane Get Housing Honors I learned last week that the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is honoring some people whose commitment to housing I have appreciated. I wanted to share my stories about some of them. Bill
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Stop Responding to Trump?

Posted July 30, 2019 by

Trump Tweets Crowd Out Core Progressive Issues I have a question for progressive activists: How do we stop President Trump from controlling the news cycle when we put aside our own agendas to respond to his tweets? This past weekend
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Newsom Must Call for SB50 Vote

Posted July 30, 2019 by

New Report Gives Governor New Chance The July 23 Sacramento Bee headline said it all, “Bad news for Gavin Newsom’s housing goals: New home permits are down in California.” According to the report issued by the California Department of Finance,
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“Right to Shelter” is Wrong for California

Posted July 23, 2019 by

Housing, Not Shelters, Remains Best Solution to Homelessness In response to rising homelessness,  key California politicians are drawing the wrong conclusions about what needs to be done.  Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who heads Governor Newsom’s Commission on Homelessness, is leading
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Progressive Cities Lack Urgency on Climate Change

Posted July 23, 2019 by

Politicians Ignore Immediate Actions A San Francisco press release: “On Monday, July 22nd, District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will hold a hearing on the city’s Climate Emergency response at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee.
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