Mayor Ed Lee and others were quick to blast a proposal that would alter former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legacy homeless program Care not Cash. Read More
The next time you hear cries about transparency in government in San Francisco, you may want to see if the shouts are coming from behind opaque glass.
A city known for its laborious political process — where any decisions are subject to myriad public hearings, debates and community courting — this week became the home of the backdoor stunt, whereby three major policy initiatives were snuck onto the November ballot by our most left-leaning supervisors without any discussion. Read More
A battle over former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legacy homeless program Care Not Cash erupted Tuesday when five progressive supervisors placed on the ballot a measure that Mayor Ed Lee said would "dismantle" it. Read More
They’re asking San Franciscans for their votes, but how often have the nine mayoral candidates gone to the polls themselves?
The San Francisco Examiner broke down the voting history of the mayoral hopefuls, plus interim Mayor Ed Lee, and found that venture capitalist Joanna Rees missed the most city elections and several public officials failed to make it to the polls every election. Read More
San Francisco may be known for being a “green” city, but it’s having trouble maintaining its street trees. The Public Works Departments wants private property owners to help out, by transferring the care of 24,000 street trees over to private property owners. Two-thirds of the street trees are already cared for by private property owners. Read More
State Sen. Leland Yee netted an endorsement from the Sierra Club for his San Francisco mayoral run, with Supervisor John Avalos getting the second-place vote.
Sierra Club political chairman John Rizzo said in a news release Saturday that of the nine candidates running for the seat, Yee has the strongest record of environmental stewardship for co-authoring state legislation on climate change solutions and helping to block offshore oil drilling. Read More
In the ever-evolving environmental battle over Pacifica’s Sharp Park Golf Course, San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos recently requested to draft legislation that would close the sporting facility for the sake of two endangered species. Read More
At last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor John Avalos (who is running for mayor) announced he is requesting that the city attorney draft a housing bond measure that would fund “affordable housing development,” “transit-oriented development” and “upgrades to single-family homes including seismic safety retrofits, green energy production and energy efficiency measures, and bringing buildings up to code.” In addition, the bond would provide down-payment assistance for first-time ho Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to be the keynote speaker next week at a $200-a-head dinner for the Coalition for Responsible Growth, a political action committee that once prided itself on encouraging San Francisco politics to take “a sharp turn to the right.” Read More
What’s that weird sound coming from the center of San Francisco Bay? Don’t worry, it’s probably just the ringing of public cash registers. Read More