It’s astounding that our congressional representatives are so quiet and unaccounted for during the current gas pricing crisis. California is going through the sixth month of unprecedented high gas prices versus oil company costs while our voted representatives have been missing in action. Read More
There are several good reasons why diverse groups including the San Francisco Republican, Democratic and Green parties; good government groups San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association and Plan C; business leaders and organizations; and labor leaders and organizations all urge San Franciscans to vote no on Proposition A. Read More
Sunday’s cover story (“S.F. keeps eye on dark side of nightlife,” May 13) mistakenly praised the Entertainment Commission’s new online registry for promoters.
The registration system is worthless because third-party promoters can be “registered” with completely false information entered by the promoter. There are zero verifications by the Entertainment Commission of the information entered. Read More
The California Labor Federation is demanding a project labor agreement from Sacramento Democrats for the high-speed rail boondoggle.
A project labor agreement would exponentially raise construction costs, require unsustainably expensive union perks and require unfunded multibillion-dollar expenditures from California’s depleted general fund. Read More
The San Francisco Examiner speaks erroneously (Newsmakers, Wednesday) when it calls Harvey Milk the first openly gay elected official in the United States. In fact, Milk was not the first — he was the sixth.
He was, however, the first openly gay elected official in California. Read More
Sunday parking fees needed, official says
I applaud Dr. Amy Bacharach’s devotion to our city, but her premise is wrong (“S.F. transportation agency looking in wrong direction with meter extension,” Opinion, Sunday). Read More
Your editorial correctly notes that paying lip service to environment improvement won’t solve the problems that are becoming more serious — and more obvious — with each passing year (“Tough choices about air quality lie down the road,” Opinion, April 22). Motorists will be affected. They will probably have to both slow down and drive less. Read More
After District Attorney George Gascón meets with representatives of medical marijuana groups (“DA and pot clubs set to team up, hash out rules,” April 23) to find “workable solutions so patients can have safe, legal access to medical marijuana,” he should schedule a meeting with parents and educators about so-called “safe access” to medical marijuana, especially with groups from the Sunset district who were successful in stopping a pot shop in their neighborhood. Read More
Next week, Wells Fargo is holding its shareholder meeting here in the Bay Area — and I will be there to represent the 99 percent. Wells Fargo makes billions in profits every year, but pays a single-digit tax rate and receives more than $21 billion in tax subsidies. You’d think with all that money to throw around, Wells Fargo would help out California homeowners and communities. Read More