A Triumph Over Challenges at 950-974 Market
On October 25, groundbreaking will begin on San Francisco’s most impactful development outside of the new Warriors arena. It takes place at 950-974 Market, a new hotel and condominium in two striking new Read More »
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Why Open Drug Dealing is Allowed
“The points they made are that the city is too lenient, too complicit as it relates to drug use out on the streets…” —-Gavin Newsom, SF Chronicle, October 7
I have been thinking about Read More »
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The Truth: Homeless Spending Makes a Difference
“San Francisco already is spending more than $300 million a year on homelessness and the problem seems to be getting worse. I’d have to be convinced that taxing San Francisco hundreds of millions 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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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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Gambling Long Boosted the Tenderloin and Mid-Market: Could It Return?
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s May 14 ruling legalizing sports gambling in the United States came 63 years late for San Francisco’s Tenderloin.As I detail in my book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Read More »
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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