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SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

Posted August 14, 2018 by

The Truth: Homeless Spending Makes a Difference “San Francisco already is spending more than $300 million a year on homelessness and the problem seems to be getting worse. I’d have to be convinced that taxing San Francisco hundreds of millions
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BART Housing Bill Goes Down to Wire

Posted August 14, 2018 by Michael Lane

AB 2923 would enable the creation of thousands of new affordable homes at and around BART stations As our state lawmakers return from summer recess and get back to unfinished business, there remain a number of critical bills needed to
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SF’s Stellar District 6 Race

Posted July 17, 2018 by

Ranked Choice Voting May Prove Decisive On July 18, 2017, I wrote “Who Will Replace Kim in D6?” A year later the answer is no less clear but we now know the field: Matt Haney, Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss.
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Can Vallie Brown Win in 2019?

Posted July 17, 2018 by

Breed’s Strong Choice Faces Preston in 2019 Mayor London Breed has appointed longtime D5 activist Vallie Brown to replace her on the Board of Supervisors. Now the question on many minds  is whether Brown can win a full term against
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Will SF Voters Reduce Homelessness?

Posted July 12, 2018 by

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
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Mayor Breed’s First 100 Days

Posted July 10, 2018 by

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
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SF’s Budget Battle

Posted June 19, 2018 by

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,
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