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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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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

Will Wiener Attacks Sink Kim?

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.

The Truth About Academy of Art Housing

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.

DPH SRO Study: No Owners Penalized for Bedbugs

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.

Are SF Supes Races Missing Issues?

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’s Complex Legacy

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.

Save San Francisco’s Ribbon of Light

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.

Does the Presidio Trust Condone DUI?

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.

SF Chronicle Rejects Camping Ban—A Game-Changer?

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.

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