Passing “Our City, Our Home” is Essential
The defeat of Prop D in the June election was the second time in three years that San Francisco voters rejected raising taxes to reduce homelessness. Now the city has another chance to Read More »
Key Action Items for San Francisco’s New Mayor
London Breed becomes Mayor of San Francisco on July 11. She is ready to hit the ground running. Breed told the SF Chronicle on July 7 that her first year goals were Read More »
Peter Neuendorff, longtime leader of Caritas Management and a pioneer in the field of nonprofit property management, died tragically on June 28. Neuendorff choked while eating lunch and died from the resulting cardiac arrest.
I met Peter on virtually his Read More »
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, Read More »
Progressive SF Picks a New Mayor
How did London Breed sweep nine of eleven supervisor districts to win San Francisco’s mayor’s race? And why did Mark Leno not do better in the moderate parts of the city where he had Read More »
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 Read More »
What Would Mayor Leno Do?
While tens of thousands of ballots are still to be counted, many wonder if Mark Leno’s potential victory in the San Francisco mayor’s race would set the city on a new path. Leno is the Read More »
Whose Message Will Voters Support?
It’s a week before Election Day and the three leading candidates’ sharply disagree over the issues defining the race. I’ve followed San Francisco mayor’s races since 1979 and never before have the top candidates and Read More »