The other day, I found myself having a sports pipe dream. What if ex-Giants closer Brian Wilson, now a free agent, and likely-to-be-former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith sign with the Mets and the Jets, respectively, next season? Read More
The re-election of President Barack Obama signals full-speed ahead for the implementation of the health care reforms contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the creation of public health insurance exchanges. The act mandates that all states and territories establish and launch their own health insurance exchanges by Jan. 1, 2014, or default to a federal fallback program. Read More
Jobs. Tourism. Commercial office space. By almost any measure, San Francisco is outpacing much of the state and the nation when it comes to economic recovery. But our city’s economic turnaround is no accident. Key actions from our business community and elected officials have put our city on sound economic footing and a continued path for growth. Read More
San Francisco’s nonprofit health care, education, museum and housing providers may soon be hit with thousands of dollars in unexpected fees if harmful language is not omitted from pending legislation coming before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Read More
Let’s assume, for the sake of argument or column writing, that the fundamental task of any public-school system is to maximize the number of students who graduate from high school and are ready to either enter the workforce or further their educations. Read More
The recent class-action lawsuit and $20,000 in fines levied by the California Public Utilities Commission on Uber and other popular ride-sharing services was, in my opinion, the wrong course of action to address one of the most innovative and popular consumer services that has begun to prosper in our city. Read More
It’s utterly amazing at times how brain-dead the East Coast political media, both partisan and independent, can be about California’s politics.
The canards about California abound and become more entrenched with every election, such as the so-called Bradley effect. Read More
Throughout the election season, we heard a lot about ensuring that everyone in this country has economic opportunities and a shot at the “American Dream.” As we search for answers to high unemployment and wage stagnation, many worry that not enough jobs are being created, that too many people are competing for the same positions so there must not be enough positions. But, there’s another side to the story. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s medallion sales programs should end. These programs do not benefit taxi drivers or taxi riders. Rather, these sales and leases benefit cab companies and the agency itself. These sales, and specifically leases to cab companies, will greatly reduce the quality of cab service in San Francisco. Read More
This week, thousands of building professionals from around the world will be in San Francisco for the Greenbuild conference to share ideas about sustainable design and construction practices. They picked the right spot.
Nine years ago, The City adopted the Green Building Ordinance aimed at reducing water and energy use, diverting waste from the landfill and improving indoor air quality. Even before that, we began leading by example. Read More