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SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Two Key Votes on Promoting Affordability All San Francisco politicians claim to support building more housing. But some also work against that goal. Now a “progressive” Board of Supervisors faces two key votes over expanding housing for low-income, working and
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San Francisco Politics 2019

Posted January 8, 2019 by

A Year of Transition and Change San Francisco begins a new political year with three new supervisors, a contested Board presidency, and an immediate squabble over allocating $181 million gained from a one time funding windfall from the state. Aaron
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Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy

Posted December 11, 2018 by

(We are reposting this article from Dec. 14, 2017 to honor the one year anniversary of Ed Lee’s death) I envisioned writing about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s historic legacy—-in December 2019, as his days in office ended. It is
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San Francisco Must Implement Prop C

Posted November 13, 2018 by

Prop C Won: It’s Time to Get to Work There is no reason for San Francisco to delay implementing Prop C, which raises $300 million annually for homeless housing services. The reason given for a delay, a very dubious legal
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Pro-Housing Candidates Reshape Local Politics

Posted October 23, 2018 by

Exclusionary Zoning At Stake in November San Francisco’s “moderate” vs. “progressive” and “establishment” vs. “outsider” supervisor races are now primarily about political alliances.  The biggest issue separating candidates is their approach to the city’s housing crisis, and whether they support
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Predicting SF’s Elections

Posted October 2, 2018 by

Key Races Remain Up For Grabs It’s a week before absentee balloting begins, a time when the likely winners of San Francisco elections are usually  clear. Not this year.  The combination of  voters’ atypically high preoccupation with national issues and
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