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Despite Gentrification, SF Supervisors Shift Left

Posted January 12, 2021 by

Why Affluent San Francisco Remains Progressive San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is the most progressive in history. And it follows two decades of sharply rising housing prices and hyper-gentrification. Weren’t wealthier newcomers supposed to make the city more politically moderate?
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San Francisco Politics 2020: The Year in Review

Posted December 15, 2020 by

A Year of Conflict and Division San Francisco had a tough 2020. A local economy built on tourism saw its hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues entirely closed down or restricted. Nevertheless, the political world —-public hearings, meetings of elected
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Mayor Breed’s Challenging Year

Posted December 8, 2020 by

Mayor Often Foregoes Stakeholder Input 2020 has been terrible for America’s big city mayors. Cutbacks in public transit, restaurant and bar closures, huge numbers out of work and out of money—mayors bear the brunt of public anger over Trump and
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Were Feds After Former Mayor Lee?

Posted December 8, 2020 by

Walter Wong and City Hall “Corruption” According to Phil Matier’s December 6 SF Chronicle story, if former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee were alive “he would be deep in the U.S. attorney’s investigation into corruption at City Hall.” Matier bases
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San Francisco Stays the Course

Posted November 4, 2020 by

Incumbents Win Big; Philhour Takes Late Lead in D1 San Francisco stayed the course on Nov. 3, as mayor and supervisor-backed ballot measures all won and incumbent supervisors Dean Preston and Ahsha Safai won easily. But there may be one
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San Francisco’s Bright Future

Posted October 20, 2020 by

The City’s Core Strengths Remain Many seem convinced: San Francisco faces a troubling future. The evidence? We are told: *people are relocating from cities to suburbs; *tech workers, free to work at home, prefer living outside San Francisco; *the city’s
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