Polls Show Open Race
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has duo endorsed Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss in the D6 supervisor’s race. Her announcement followed the two candidates publicly aligning their campaigns earlier in the week, and came only days Read More »
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Will San Francisco Pass a Progressive Budget?
Now that the mayoral election is over, San Francisco returns to what normally dominates city politics in June/July: the budget battle. And after an election season where candidates fought for the “progressive” mantle, Read More »
New Mayor Faces Short Timetable For Results
London Breed has stretched her lead to 1601 votes with 17090 left to count, including provisionals. Assuming Breed wins San Francisco’s 2018 mayor’s race, what is Mayor Breed likely to do?
Here’s my Read More »
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Housing Must Become Election Priority
This week’s Berkeley City Council vote against a measure designed to build housing on BART parking lots (AB 2923) offers a wake- up call to pro-housing advocates. Berkeley voters would overwhelmingly back a ballot measure Read More »
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Whose Message Will Voters Support?
It’s a week before Election Day and the three leading candidates’ sharply disagree over the issues defining the race. I’ve followed San Francisco mayor’s races since 1979 and never before have the top candidates and Read More »
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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 Read More »
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Prop C’s Own “Poison Pill” and the Politics of Housing
In addition to its mayor’s race San Francisco has a hard fought battle for supervisor in District 8, ballot measures for childcare and affordable housing /homelessness, and four competitive judicial Read More »
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Have Candidates Overcome Obstacles to Victory?
Voting begins on May 5 in San Francisco’s June mayor’s race. Since a majority of votes will likely be cast prior to the June 3 Election Day, candidates recognize that winning time is now. Read More »
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