Bay Area / California

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Election Predictions: June 7, 2022

Posted June 6, 2022 by

SF’s DA Recall, LA’s Mayor’s Race June 7 is Election Day in California. No state races have captivated voters. This leaves local contests to drive turnout. The two most high-profile local elections are the attempted recall of San Francisco District
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Posted April 4, 2022 by

NOTE – All four of the campaigns described below hope to quality for the November 2022 ballot through voter initiatives, where the voter threshold to pass is a majority of votes. All have drafted their own measures, received a Title
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Like CEQA, CA Must Restore Ellis Act’s Intent

Posted March 28, 2022 by

UC CEQA Reform Shows Need to Amend Misused Laws The California legislature recently overturned a court ruling that relied on CEQA to restrict UC Berkeley admissions. Legislators acted urgently to protect CEQA’s original intent.  It’s now time for the legislature
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The Two Faces of Felicia Williams

Posted March 28, 2022 by

This piece first appeared in LA Progressive. After garnering Democratic Party endorsements during her 2020 campaign for Pasadena City Council, she quietly switched her registration from Democrat to ‘No Party Preference’ before taking office. In 2019, when she filed to
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CA Legislators Target Speculators

Posted March 21, 2022 by

Three New Bills to Stop Speculators Three major bills have been introduced in the California Assembly to discourage real estate speculation. Their passage would be the most transformative advance for tenants and affordable housing since at least the passage of
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