SB50 Opens Gentrified Neighborhoods to Working and Middle-Class Residents
California’s SB 50, with lead co-sponsors Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, expands housing opportunities for working and middle-class tenants who have been priced out of cities. So why do many Read More »
Tenderloin Residents and Workers Back Police Crackdown
The San Francisco Chronicle’s December 10 Matier & Ross story on increased arrests of Tenderloin drug dealers quotes Danielle Harris, who heads the felony drug division in the Public Defender’s Office. According to 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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Key Action Items for San Francisco’s New Mayor
London Breed becomes Mayor of San Francisco on July 11. She is ready to hit the ground running. Breed told the SF Chronicle on July 7 that her first year goals were 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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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 »
Will 101 Hyde Become A Woman-Run Market or Remain a City-Owned Drug Hangout?
Tenderloin groups rallied Monday to urge Mayor Farrell and the Board of Supervisors to provide the $1 million needed to transform an abandoned city-owned property at 101 Read More »
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