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This week typically marks the start of a long San Francisco break from politics. The Board of Supervisors is on break until after Labor Day, and the bustle of City Hall offices is replaced by the silence of vacationing supervisors Read More » The post SF Politics Gets No Summer Break appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Fundraising totals for San Francisco’s key candidate races were released last week. Unpacking the numbers, the published figures were not always what they seem. Here are the races I think provoke deeper analysis. “Wiener Far Outpaces Kim” Such was the Read More » The post Unpacking SF Campaign Donations appeared first on Beyond Chron.
In an unprecedented show of support, six San Francisco Poet Laureates have authored a letter condemning the Ellis eviction of North Beach poet Diego De Leo. De Leo’s case is set for trial on August 22. The poets signing the Read More » The post 6 SF Poet Laureates Condemn Diego De Leo Eviction appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Thanks to the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco voters will face a record number of major local governance questions on the already crowded November ballot. When you combine these estimated 25 local measures with city and state elections for candidates, Read More » The post Politicians Create SF Ballot Mess appeared first on Beyond Chron.
SF’s Nonprofit Housing Groups Walk Into Realtors Trap On July 26 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to place a Charter Amendment on the November ballot creating a Housing Development Commission. The Commission would oversee the Mayor’s Office Read More » The post Mayor Lee Rejects Housing Groups Blackmail appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Landlord’s Ellis Effort Targets Another Valuable Cultural Contributor By serving a 120-day Ellis Act notice, a greedy landlord can wipe away and exclude persons who have contributed a lifetime to a community, whose efforts have worked to make the neighborhood Read More » The post Dancer Faces Ellis Eviction from Bernal Heights Home appeared first on Beyond Chron.
2016 has already been a productive political year in San Francisco. The highlights: a long needed Department of Homelessness was launched, consensus for police reforms emerged, and legislation sought to close a critical loophole promoting illegal short-term rentals. In June, Read More » The post SF’s Unfinished Business For 2016 appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Among the best game shows of the 1960’s and 1970’s (and in syndication decades later) was Monty Hall’s Let’s Make a Deal. It worked like this: after a contestant was given a refrigerator, sofa or similar prize, Hall would entice Read More » The post City Hall Plays Let’s Make a Deal appeared first on Beyond Chron.
On July 11, a broad coalition organized as San Franciscans for the Arts and Ending Family Homelessness submitted over 16,000 signatures for a November ballot measure to increase funding for both causes. The measure brought widespread acclaim, with often disagreeing Read More » The post SF Arts Initiative: A Raid on Schools, Libraries, and More? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
There could be 39 initiatives on San Francisco’s November ballot, and most are entirely unknown to voters. That’s because city law allows the mayor or four supervisors to place as many measures on the ballot as they like. Nor are Read More » The post Political Insiders Hijack SF’s Initiative Process appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The recent killing of two bicyclists by cars and the installation of a defective bike lane on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin should further convince us: San Francisco’s recent growth in population, employment and affluence demands a radical reinvention Read More » The post Reinventing SF’s Transit Future appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The Assault Upon The Cultural Fabric Of San Francisco Continues By Greedy Ellis Act Evictor North Beach poet Diego De Leo may face trial in August to battle for his right to remain in his home of 30 years. As Read More » The post Will North Beach Lose Another? 81 Year-Old Poet Battles Ellis Eviction From Home Of 30 Years appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s State Senate race between Jane Kim and Scott Wiener is the city’s marquee November matchup. Even pundits (like myself) who picked Kim to ultimately win this election did not think she would prevail in June, but she did. Read More » The post Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Thanks to the SF Homeless Project, local media has been intensively covereing San Francisco’s homeless crisis. Congrats to all involved. Now it’s time to assess whether this coverage will have an impact. If past history is a guide, the answer Read More » The post Will Bay Area Media Blitz Impact Homelessness? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Major Progress in Face of Federal Inaction In 1982, I was working fulltime as the only employee of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic when widespread visible homelessness emerged in San Francisco. I was trying to preserve and improve single room occupancy Read More » The post My 34 Years Battling Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Camping Ban, Housing Development Commission are Misguided Mark Farrell has increased funding to battle homelessness and Aaron Peskin has won many vital government reforms. But both are now backing ill-advised November ballot measures that will not help San Francisco. Farrell’s Read More » The post Farrell and Peskin’s Mistaken Initiatives appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Last week’s tragic fire at 29th and Mission is the latest in a wave of fires that has displaced tenants and eliminated rent controlled housing. Yet for all the sorrow expressed over those fleeing fires and forced to find new Read More » The post SF Urgently Needs Fire Sprinkler Law appeared first on Beyond Chron.
CounterPulse’s Tomas Riley and Poet Leticia Hernández-Linares Face Eviction From Their Home Of 18 Years Long-Term Artistic Contributors Leticia Hernández-Linares and Tomas Riley are a creative powerhouse, raising two boys, 6 year-old...Show More Summary
On Thursday, June 23 from 5-7pm the Tenderloin Museum hosts a free public forum on the future of San Francisco’s Civic Center. The panel features Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and Mary McCue of MJM Management, Read More » The post Transforming SF’s Civic Center into a Great Public Space appeared first on Beyond Chron.
In 1996, around 6,000 San Franciscans under age 18 were referred to the Juvenile Probation Department: approximately 4,700 were referred for arrests for criminal offenses, and about 1,300 were referred for probation violations and other...Show More Summary