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How London Breed Won

Posted June 14, 2018 by

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
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What London Breed Will Do as Mayor

Posted June 12, 2018 by

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
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A New Path for San Francisco?

Posted June 7, 2018 by

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
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SF Supervisors Close Big Rent Control Loophole

Posted May 24, 2018 by Randy Shaw and Rosamaria Cavalho

In a huge victory for tenants primarily living in large apartment buildings, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to close arguably the biggest loophole in the city’s rent law. The loophole allowed steep pass throughs to
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Will Kim-Leno Tag Team Defeat Breed?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

The Race for Second-Choice Votes Last week’s announcement by Jane Kim and Mark Leno that they would run in tandem against London Breed made perfect sense. The only surprise is that it did not happen sooner. As I wrote on
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Voting Begins: Assessing SF Mayor’s Race

Posted May 3, 2018 by

Have Candidates Overcome Obstacles to Victory? Voting begins on May 5 in San Francisco’s June mayor’s race. Since  a majority of votes will likely be cast prior to the June 3 Election Day, candidates recognize that winning time is now.
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