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Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a
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Frequent Elections are Good for Cities

Frequent Elections are Good for Cities

Posted November 3, 2015 by

After writing that the key ballot measures for San Francisco’s November 3 election—Prop F’s restrictions on short-term rentals and Prop I’s moratorium on Mission market rate housing—would return to face voters in 2016, I was asked if such frequent elections
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Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

Posted November 2, 2015 by

It’s been a long election season in San Francisco. And without further ado, here are my predictions in the key races whose outcome is not clear. District Three In 2012, I wrote a story that described Aaron Peskin’s shift from
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Election Won’t End SF Conflicts

Election Won’t End SF Conflicts

Posted October 29, 2015 by

I’ve got bad news for those thinking that the political conflicts underlying San Francisco’s increasingly nasty election season will end on Nov. 3—they won’t.  To the contrary, battles over short-term rentals (Prop F) and market rate housing in the Mission
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Airbnb Winning Battle, Losing War

Airbnb Winning Battle, Losing War

Posted October 27, 2015 by

My October 20 article touting Airbnb’s marketing prowess in San Francisco’s No on F campaign was followed a day later with its new messaging strategy on bus shelters that undermined my praise. The now widely panned campaign, which Airbnb saw
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Rising Tensions as SF Election Nears

Rising Tensions as SF Election Nears

Posted October 20, 2015 by

San Francisco’s November 3 election is two weeks away and tensions are already boiling over. This is most evident in the two most high profile races: the District 3 contest between Julie Christensen and Aaron Peskin and Prop F, which
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Low Turnout Threatens SF Progressives

Low Turnout Threatens SF Progressives

Posted October 8, 2015 by

For many San Francisco activists, the November 3 election represents a defining moment for the city’s future. Yet despite all the mailings, billboards, and apocalyptic rhetoric, many San Francisco voters will not cast ballots. Early projections of a low turnout
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SF Elections Hit Homestretch

SF Elections Hit Homestretch

Posted September 8, 2015 by

The November 2015 election has already proved that an uncontested mayor’s race does not mean a boring ballot. To the contrary, many see three high profile races—the D3 Supervisors race, Prop F (short term rentals) and Prop I (Mission moratorium)
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