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SF Succeeds in Battling Gentrification

Contrary to popular belief, San Francisco is making real progress in preserving economic diversity and resisting gentrification.  New developments in the Mission, Tenderloin, and HOPE SF’s public housing rebuild are all part of this success. Overall, the combination of nonprofit Read More » The post SF Succeeds in Battling Gentrification appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Why Wiener Won

All of my San Francisco election predictions proved correct—except for Scott Wiener’s victory over Jane Kim in the State Senate race.  While votes remain to be counted, Kim has not made up much ground since election night. It appears clear Read More » The post Why Wiener Won appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Guest Editorial: Nightmare coming to Van Ness

Halloween has passed, but the nightmare has just begun. This week, most left turns, 2 car lanes, many parking spaces, 50 year old trees, and perhaps your sanity, will be permanently lost from Van Ness… aka Highway 101! Unlike a Read More » The post Guest Editorial: Nightmare coming to Van Ness appeared first on Beyond Chron.

What’s Next?

Seizing Opportunities in the Trump Era Two days after elections may not be the optimum time to plan new strategies. But it’s worth considering where people go from here. The politics of San Francisco and California are far removed from Read More » The post What’s Next? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

As America Turns Right, SF Stays the Course

I thought no national election could be worse than 1980, when Reagan’s expected presidential victory was coupled with the GOP unexpectedly taking the Senate. I was wrong. Everyone knew when Election Day began that it would end with Reagan’s election. Read More » The post As America Turns Right, SF Stays the Course appeared first on Beyond Chron.

The Tenderloin Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

San Francisco’s Latino community extends outside the well-known Mission District and it has grown significantly in the Tenderloin. Therefore, La Voz Latina felt the need to bring a Día de Los Muertos celebration to Boeddeker Park. The celebration initiated with Read More » The post The Tenderloin Celebrates Día De Los Muertos appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Election Predictions

San Francisco Election Predictions As worn out as people feel about the presidential race, the same is true in San Francisco. The city’s intensely combative State Senate race has been going on since Jane Kim announced her challenge to Scott Read More » The post SF Election Predictions appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Disability DIS-empowerment – still the norm

Now that almost all the election materials have been sent or posted, consider a retrospective on who has been — and consistently still is — ignored and left out of recognition and responsiveness. People with disabilities. A recent slate card Read More » The post Disability DIS-empowerment – still the norm appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Needs Micro-PAD Housing

Small Units Essential for Solving Homelessness If you want to see how San Francisco can best reduce homelessness, go to 9th and Mission and tour the SF Micro-PAD. The brainchild of developer Patrick Kennedy, the Micro-Pad’s 160 square foot units Read More » The post SF Needs Micro-PAD Housing appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Will SF Reject $150 Million for Homeless, Transit?

According to recent polls, San Francisco voters are on the way to defeating Props J and K, which would add $50 million annually to address homelessness and $100 million for MUNI, bike and pedestrian safety. Voters strongly favor Prop J Read More » The post Will SF Reject $150 Million for Homeless, Transit? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Election Day’s approach has increased testiness and anger in San Francisco’s political scene. The Kim-Wiener race went negative after Kim’s surprising  first place June finish, and the tone has only gotten worse.   Negative campaigning is in all of the contested Read More » The post Are SF Politics More Divisive? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Election Eve Lunch Forum at Tenderloin Museum

Bring your lunch and join me, SF Democratic Party Chair Cindy Wu, and the SF Examiner’s Joe Fitzgerald Rodriquez (now a rising film star after drawing raves for his performance in Company Town) for a spirited election debate on Monday Read More » The post Election Eve Lunch Forum at Tenderloin Museum appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Why Are Tech Moguls Backing Prop Q?

According to multiple sources, tech investor Ron Conway, Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz, and investor William Oberndorf have each donated $49,999 to pass San Francisco’s Prop Q. Although its backers claim that Prop Q bans tent encampments on city sidewalks, Read More » The post Why Are Tech Moguls Backing Prop Q? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Wiener Never “Fought” For Ellis Act Reform

In a recent mailer for Scott Wiener’s State Senate campaign, Mark Leno states: “Scott Wiener has fought with me for Ellis Act reform and other renter protections.” That’s certainly not my recollection. Nor is it the recollection of then-Tenants Together Read More » The post Wiener Never “Fought” For Ellis Act Reform appeared first on Beyond Chron.

FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO END MONEY BAIL PRESSES FORWARD

A class action lawsuit seeking to end the practice of money bail in San Francisco will move forward against the city’s sheriff, a federal judge has ruled. United States District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled on October 14 that Read More » The post FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO END MONEY BAIL PRESSES FORWARD appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s Easy Choice: Yes on J and K

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.

Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

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.

Prop M Halts SF Small Business Assistance

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.

Prop W Saves City College’s Cultural Legacy

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.

SF’s Anti-Democratic Prop D-Low-Turnout Elections Not “Progressive”

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

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