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As San Francisco voters struggle over a dizzying array of local and state ballot measures, two initiatives offer an easy choice: Yes on Props J and K. These measures will bring the city $100 million annually for public transit, bike Read More » The post SF’s Easy Choice: Yes on J and K appeared first on Beyond Chron.
As absentee voting has begun and Election Day nears, some key San Francisco races may be tightening. Unfortunately, the tightness of these contests have led to increasingly negative campaigning. This is particularly true in the D9 and D11 supervisor races Read More » The post Are SF’s Key Races Tightening? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Among the 24 measures on San Francisco’s local ballot is Prop M. It’s backers argue it“will bring genuine public participation and oversight into the decision-making on housing and development.” They also claim that “we simply cannot deliver the promise of Read More » The post Prop M Halts SF Small Business Assistance appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The value of City College of San Francisco is often stated in economic terms. Those who graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree generally earn $10,000 more than those people with only a High School Diploma. The College’s long list Read More » The post Prop W Saves City College’s Cultural Legacy appeared first on Beyond Chron.
I understand why San Francisco’s progressive establishment is backing Prop D, which changes the process of filling vacant supervisor seats. What I cannot accept, however, are claims that an initiative promoting low-turnout, special off...Show More Summary
Wiener Backers Use Trumpian Logic to Attack Kim as “Unqualified” After Jane Kim’s surprising success in the June State Senate primary, I wrote (“Jane Kim’s Stunning Success,” June 9, 2016) that Scott Wiener now faced a choice: “he will either Read More » The post Will Wiener Attacks Sink Kim? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s Academy of Art University (AAU) is a convenient symbol for the city’s affordable housing crisis. AAU has failed to timely comply with planning department requirements and added thousands of students without building housing for them. City Attorney Dennis Read More » The post The Truth About Academy of Art Housing appeared first on Beyond Chron.
A new study on SRO Hotels in San Francisco contends that residents are in poorer health than the general population. The Public Health Commission has recommended training and data analysis in response. A Beyond Chron analysis of the DPH data, Read More » The post DPH SRO Study: No Owners Penalized for Bedbugs appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Voters in the upcoming San Francisco Supervisor elections face a hard task differentiating between candidates on the issues. Instead of candidates promoting their positions on future key legislation, the races are about slogans. Candidates are vowing to “stand up to Read More » The post Are SF Supes Races Missing Issues? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Rose Pak, who died Sunday at 68, was a larger than life figure. She was also a complex political powerhouse whose alliances deviated from current San Francisco political norms. Although Rose and I were both early backers of mayoral candidates Read More » The post Rose Pak’s Complex Legacy appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The continuous “Ribbon of Light” that illuminates over two miles of Van Ness Avenue from Market Street to Bay Street faces imminent destruction by SFMTA. Built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936 for the inauguration of the Golden Read More » The post Save San Francisco’s Ribbon of Light appeared first on Beyond Chron.
I frequently run in the Presidio and during a run last spring I faced a golf cart heading straight towards me on West Pacific Avenue. After veering out of the way to avoid a collision, I watched the golf cart Read More » The post Does the Presidio Trust Condone DUI? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
It was easy to miss among its other endorsements, but on September 9 the San Francisco Chronicle recommended a No vote on Prop Q, Supervisor Mark Farrell’s so-called camping ban. That a newspaper long allied with the Chamber of Commerce Read More » The post SF Chronicle Rejects Camping Ban—A Game-Changer? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s record 24 ballot initiatives for November include some that are very good and others that are pointless or affirmatively bad. Here’s my top five list. The Best The Soda Tax (Prop V) San Francisco would not be the Read More » The post SF’s Best and Worst Ballot Measures appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Labor Day starts the home stretch of San Francisco’s races for Supervisor and State Senate. Here, in numerical order, is our assessment. District One Sandra Fewer remains the strong favorite against Marjan Philhour for the same reasons that I have Read More » The post SF Races in Home Stretch appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Despite complaints over San Francisco’s many ballot initiatives (24) (“Politicians Create SF Ballot Mess”), the official arguments filed last week show that most will win. Even high-profile measures—-the City College parcel tax, the transferring of responsibility for street trees to Read More » The post Most SF Ballot Measures Will Win appeared first on Beyond Chron.
In his August 21 SF Examiner column, labor activist Nato Green offered a popular left analysis of who runs San Francisco: it is “the Realtors, Airbnb and sundry like-minded oligarchs who govern San Francisco through their avatar Mayor Ed Lee.” Read More » The post Who Runs San Francisco? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Now that the candidates to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (the DCCC) have been elected and endorsements made, it’s time to assess what it all means. And the answer is: not much. Unlike other presidential election years, an Read More » The post SF Democrats’ Endorsement Problem appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Fifty years ago, in August 1966, drag queens, trans sex workers, hair fairies and gay street hustlers rose up against police harassment in what became known at the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. This occurred at Turk and Taylor Streets in San Read More » The post Honoring SF’s Historic GLBT Legacy appeared first on Beyond Chron.
While in Florence in 2012, we took a day trip to Pisa about 1-1/2 hours away. We visited the cathedral, the walled cemetery, the baptistery, and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Tower now leans at about 3.99 Read More » The post A LEANING TOWER OF SAN FRANCISCO? appeared first on Beyond Chron.