The Republicans’ hysterical reaction to President Barack Obama’s plan to keep reduced tax rates for people with incomes under $250,000 seems to ignore the fact that this also benefits those lucky enough to make more. Read More
In response to your story (“Board clashes over planning board selection,” July 18), I think it is the height of hypocrisy for so-called “progressives” to block the re-appointment of Michael Antonini to the Planning Commission strictly on ideological grounds.
I thought San Francisco was a city that prided itself on diversity. Shouldn’t that concept apply to having a diversity of opinion on The City’s boards and commissions as well? Read More
Your front-page headline reads: Rising from the ASHES, (“PG&E trying to win your trust” July 16) where one of the Bay Area’s most visible public relations and crisis management experts said “I would say that PG&E is arguably the most damaged corporate brand in America today.” Read More
We San Franciscans can be very proud of our firefighters and paramedics. Early Saturday evening, as I was preparing to listen to an outdoor concert at the Fillmore Center, an elderly man walked up slowly toward me and asked me to call an ambulance for him. In his slow and slurred speech, he said he was experiencing a stroke coming on, and that he was a past stroke victim.
Noticing his distress and discerning his acute stroke symptoms, I called 911. Read More
Your lead paragraph concerning the Santa Clara stadium project (Editorial, “Niners sacked Santa Clara with bad stadium deal,” Friday) is effective, as it encapsulates your attitude about the project in one key principle — jealousy.
“That’s what you get, Santa Clara,” is hardly an unbiased analysis. The deal did not unravel in June 2010, and the complexity of the financing is based on the key point that no general fund money will be used for the stadium. Read More
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos was quoted in your article about Mayor Ed Lee’s recent suggestion concerning the possibility of adopting New York’s and Chicago’s “stop and frisk” police procedure as a method of dealing with suspicious people, possibly lowering crime rates and dealing with gun crime before it happens (“Supervisors criticize Lee, frisk policy,” July 11). Read More
The Ross Mirkarimi hearings illustrate how useless “professional politicians” are.
The sheriff (for the time being) is in his mid-40s, a stage of life when a mature individual has established a career of some sort whereby he or she is a self-supporting adult, can contribute a service or produce goods, and can contribute to the creation of wealth. Read More