‘Ranked-choice voting is a failed experiment,” according to Supervisor Mark Farrell. Today, Farrell and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd will propose a charter amendment to end ranked-choice voting in San Francisco. It will need a majority of votes from the Board of Supervisors to get on the ballot in June, but I can’t imagine any supervisor will be able to vote against it after the spectacle we are about to witness as we calculate the votes in this mayoral race. Read More
I’m not running for office. Sometimes I feel like I’m one of the few who isn’t. I’ve dropped in on a few mayoral forums and there’s an avalanche of campaign literature in my mailbox every night when I go home.
Almost without exception when the candidates talk and when the public asks questions and when you check out their websites, the issue of homelessness comes up over and over again. Read More
A police lieutenant working in the Haight-Ashbury area said The City’s new sit-lie law has been ineffective, though the claim was disputed by a neighborhood group.
Speaking at the Police Department’s public CompStat meeting, Park station Lt. Belinda Kerr said that despite “a prolific amount” of citations and warnings, “I haven’t seen that it’s done a whole lot.” In addition, she said, police have been seeking stay-away orders for multiple offenders. Read More
Cops say a panhandling punk assaulted a man in North Beach who said he had no money to offer Monday morning, police said.The victim was walking with a woman in the area of Columbus Avenue and Kearny Street around 7:45 a.m. when the suspect asked for cash. After the victim said he had no money, the panhandler blocked the couple’s path and shouted at them, police said. Read More