Posts Tagged: Aaron Peskin

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

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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Will Kim-Leno Tag Team Defeat Breed?

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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To Boost Retail, Build Housing

To Boost Retail, Build Housing

Posted February 20, 2018 by

New Housing, Not Vacancy Tax, Will Fill Vacant Storefronts Last week’s announcement of Whole Foods opening in San Francisco’s Mid-Market shows again how new housing  boosts ground floor retail. It also highlights new housing’s vital role in providing the foot
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Will Backlash Return London Breed to Room 200?

Will Backlash Return London Breed to Room 200?

Posted January 30, 2018 by

A Candidate for Change? After London Breed’s ouster as Acting Mayor, social and traditional media were busy creating a new narrative: namely, that voter backlash against Breed’s replacement by a “rich white man” could carry her to victory. But before
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SF’s Twisted Racial Politics

SF’s Twisted Racial Politics

Posted January 25, 2018 by

The same rich white men that steered the policies that have created the mess we are in today are the same people who are firmly behind the candidacy of London Breed. —-Supervisor Hillary Ronen The Board of Supervisors has spoken:
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SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2017 by

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee
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Leno Goes Left

Leno Goes Left

Posted November 2, 2017 by

San Francisco’s 2019 Mayor’s race is still two years away, but Mark Leno is already moving to secure progressive votes. In the past week Leno endorsed Rafael Mandelman for supervisor in D8 and Matt Haney in D6. Both will get
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