Golinger spews lies about Prop. G

“Dirty energy tries to hijack ballot process,” In My View, Oct. 28
Golinger spews lies about Prop. G

Jon Golinger’s recent column on Prop. G put on full display the credibility problem the far left is experiencing in San Francisco. Almost none of what Golinger wrote was true — Prop. G wasn’t sponsored or backed by PG&E (it was sponsored by a local union), there has been no deceptive marketing practices or “pretty packaging” as he describes (campaign finance reports show not one cent spent on marketing) and, most importantly, defeating Prop. G will do nothing to proactively encourage green energy use in San Francisco.

Mr. Golinger is the wrong messenger for any criticism of an initiative. Previously, he so misused the initiative process that a law was passed to prevent him from ever doing it again.

Also, it appears Golinger is so blinded by his hatred of large businesses that he will blame them for anything — even where they are not involved. What’s the difference between “Faux News” and pieces like Golinger’s when it comes to dispensing reliable information? Please don’t let this disregard for the facts infect the press — voters still need reliable information, and this is far from it.

Todd David
San Francisco

“Amid dissension, Lee coasting to victory,” The City, Oct. 29
Peskin would keep Lee in check

I agree with the Examiner that Mayor Ed Lee is coasting to a victory. This is unfortunate. We need a loyal opposition.

Aaron Peskin, whether he likes it or not, is that opposition. A sweep by Peskin will send a message to Lee that he does not have a blank check.

On affordable housing, it makes great sense to help our least-fortunate folks and maintain a middle- to lower-income group in San Francisco. Two things are wrong with Lee’s proposal:

First, The City has a debt of $15 billion costing about 4.5 percent and assets of approximately $7 billion earning less than 1 percent. Lee can write a check on these low-earning assets and fund his affordable housing and avoid the high cost of debt and all the financial shenanigans associated with bond debt. Second, who is really eligible for affordable housing? U.S. citizens and legal residents? Undocumented visitors? First responders? Teachers? Specifics, please, Mr. Mayor.

Brian Browne
San Francisco

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