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Tech Has No Impact on SF Politics

Posted July 9, 2019 by

Election Results Disprove Myth of Tech’s Clout Tech has completely changed San Francisco politics, right?  Well, actually wrong. While many claim that San Francisco’s two tech booms (1997 and 2012) had such an impact election results say otherwise. In fact,
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Matt Gonzalez Must Replace Adachi as Public Defender

Posted February 26, 2019 by

Gonzalez Will Continue Jeff Adachi’s Legacy Jeff Adachi was a charismatic, high energy, and visionary social justice leader. He transformed the SF Public Defender’s office into a social movement and was among the nation’s leading criminal defense attorneys. Adachi forever
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Mayor Breed Headed for Re-Election

Posted February 19, 2019 by

Breed Faces No Major Challengers The November 2019 election is less than nine months away. District Attorney candidates Suzy Loftus, Nancy Tung, Chesa Boudin and Leif Dautch are actively courting voters and endorsements. Vallie Brown, Dean Preston and Shanell Williams
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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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San Francisco Politics 2019

Posted January 8, 2019 by

A Year of Transition and Change San Francisco begins a new political year with three new supervisors, a contested Board presidency, and an immediate squabble over allocating $181 million gained from a one time funding windfall from the state. Aaron
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Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy

Posted December 11, 2018 by

(We are reposting this article from Dec. 14, 2017 to honor the one year anniversary of Ed Lee’s death) I envisioned writing about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s historic legacy—-in December 2019, as his days in office ended. It is
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