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 »
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 Read More »
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 Read More »
Prop C’s Own “Poison Pill” and the Politics of Housing
In addition to its mayor’s race San Francisco has a hard fought battle for supervisor in District 8, ballot measures for childcare and affordable housing /homelessness, and four competitive judicial Read More »
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. Read More »