Since the article clearly indicates that unsafe sexual practices primarily by gay men are leading to in steady increases in sexually transmitted diseases, and since Liberal Logic is to tax unhealthy activities, such as consuming too much sugary soft drinks, the next step for Liberals is to propose a tax on unsafe sex among gay men to help pay for the increased health costs their activities are causing. It would give new meaning to the phrase: "Pay to play".
SFMTAâs usual strategies of: more parking meters, higher parking fees, removal of driving lanes to add bicycle lanes, and removal of parking spots for "parklets and free bicycle parking should work as well as it has in other parts of the City.
Some say that if Aaron Peskin is not running for office, why does the Examiner inflict his visage upon us?
@Mary: Mary â You are right. Our water and sewer rates have greatly increased. That is because back in 2002 the voters passed Prop A, which was a general obligation bond to fund the seismic improvements to our water system from Hetch Hetchy. However, buried in the language of the proposition was the added feature that transferred the authority for water rate increases from the voters to the a group of bureaucrats. As the opponents to the proposition wrote in the voterâs pamphlet: "Current law requires a vote of the public to increase water rates. This important decision must remain in the hands of voters and certainly not the hands of politicians." They predicted that our water rates would triple. This proposition was a power grab dressed up in seismic safety clothing. It turned Hetch Hetchy into a cash cow for the City. Unfortunately it passed. We need a new imitative to return the authority for water rate increases back to the voters. As for this current proposal to drain Hetch Hetchy, one has to question what will happen to the millions of dollars worth of improvements that have all ready been spent under Prop. A. A waste?
The author is confused. You do not bring a Taser to a gun fight. The issue of police being allowed to carry non-lethal weapons has nothing to do with this type of situation.
If the interest rates had gone up, would either Oakland or San Francisco entertained re-negotiating a deal with Goldman-Sachs if the current deal was not in Goldman-Sachsâ financial favor? Of course not. If a deal can be re-negotiated at any time either party is not satisfied with its outcome, how can people do business? Socialists, gangsters and children do not understand this; they think only of what is good for them.
Antonini for mayor!
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