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The Failure of District Elections

Posted January 7, 2020 by

Neighborhood Self-Interest Overrides City, Regional Priorities “The western side of the city should not be raped — in terms — to somehow or other accommodate some sort of ideology that says those folks aren’t doing their fair share,” Former D1
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San Francisco Politics 2019: The Year in Review

Posted December 16, 2019 by

Urbanism, Breed, and Haney Local politics took a backseat in 2019, particularly after impeachment hearings began. But San Francisco still had an eventful year. Here’s my analysis of the year’s big urbanist breakthrough, and the performances by Mayor Breed and
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What Does SF’s Progressive Board Want?

Posted November 19, 2019 by

Ambitious Agenda Will Find Strong Support San Francisco already has the most progressive Board of Supervisors in its history. And Dean Preston’s election in D5 will soon give supervisors identified as “progressive” a ninth vote on the eleven member body.
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SF’s Secret Plan for the Tenderloin

Posted November 19, 2019 by

City Plans New Homeless Services for Already Over-Saturated Neighborhood San Francisco city officials, without any public input, are moving to open “DayBreak” shelters and a possible Navigation Center in the already over-saturated Tenderloin neighborhood. The plan comes two years after
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Will Chesa Boudin Prosecute Tenderloin Drug Dealers?

Posted November 12, 2019 by

A True Progressive Protects Low-Income Neighborhoods After eight years of George Gascon refusing to vigorously prosecute Tenderloin drug dealers, many in the neighborhood were looking forward to Suzy Loftus permanently replacing him as San Francisco District Attorney. Loftus backed community
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San Francisco Election Predictions 2019

Posted November 4, 2019 by

District Attorney, D5 Supervisor Races Top Ballot San Francisco’s November 2019 election is not what we expected. It was supposed to feature a high-turnout mayor’s race to succeed Ed Lee. But Lee’s untimely death shifted that signature mayoral match up
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