Noisy critics of The City’s Recreation and Park Department are forever complaining about events in San Francisco’s parks. Most recently, their target is the Dew Tour, a skateboarding, bicycle and motocross event being held through today in Civic Center Plaza.
But while such criticisms are all too rampant, the solutions proposed to solve this alleged problem are in very short supply. Read More
A large decision today could potentially set in motion construction in San Francisco of the tallest building on the West Coast while kick-starting the future of a new transit hub in The City.
The City’s Planning Commission will be asked today to approve the proposed Transbay Tower, and it should do so for several reasons — all of which would be beneficial for San Francisco. Read More
Following the reinstatement of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the race for the District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors has quickly become rife with issues related to domestic violence. This turn of events has both stirred up the race and shaken our confidence in one of the candidates. Read More
Three short blocks are about to show whether city officials are truly serious about increasing bicycling in San Francisco. Read More
San Francisco needs the Central Subway. The project, which just landed a critical $942 million grant from the federal government, is the second phase of the T-Third Street route, a 5.1-mile light-rail line that has opened up the southeastern neighborhoods to new business opportunities. In the process, it has given those neighborhoods a critical link to downtown. Read More
It was understandably troubling for San Franciscans to discover in January that Ross Mirkarimi, whom they had just elected as sheriff, had been accused of domestic violence in connection with an incident in which he bruised the arm of his wife, Eliana Lopez. That, of course, set in motion a series of events that led to Mayor Ed Lee suspending Mirkarimi and then, just Tuesday, four supervisors ultimately voting to reinstate him as sheriff. Read More
The District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors represents some of the most diverse and progressive neighborhoods in The City, including the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition. Residents of the district deserve a representative who will be attentive to the needs of the
area and a voice in key citywide issues. Read More
Money in politics is a large issue, and the rise of so-called super-PACs is a troublesome trend. Whether you agree or disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that corporations have the right to spend in elections, the ballot in San Francisco is not the place to take a stand. Read More
The City’s payroll tax unfairly penalizes businesses that employ large numbers of people. Proposition E is a smart tax reform that will change The City’s business tax structure. Read More
City College of San Francisco is on the brink of disaster, and every tool available should be given to the administration and those who oversee the school in order to move the college toward a sustainable future in which it will be able to continue to serve the community. Read More