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Plans for SF clean energy program still underway, despite political opposition

December 17, 2013
San Francisco’s longstanding effort to develop a municipal renewable energy program has been stymied by politics, but Sup. London Breed has taken up the...

SF Board of Supervisors approves new tenant protections

The Board of Supervisors today (Tues/17) gave unanimous final approval to legislation aimed at giving renters in the city additional protections against being displaced...

Serial evictors named in mapping project

November 26, 2013
The San Francisco Anti-Eviction Mapping Project – the same tenant advocates who produced this time-lapse of Ellis Act evictions – have published a new...

On the Cheap: November 6 – 12, 2013

November 5, 2013
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Why I oppose closing our parks

OPINION I have great respect for Recreation & Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, my colleague Sup. Scott Wiener, and my constituents and friends who...

UPDATED: Board narrowly approves closing city parks at night

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today narrowly approved Sup. Scott Wiener’s legislation to close parks and large plazas from midnight to 5am, a...

Red herring or not, park closure vote delayed while supes seek police input

There is only one police chief in this town, and no law regarding the usage of public parks shall pass without him. Or so...

Homeless advocates fight Wiener on park closures

Swing votes targeted before measure is considered by the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 29.

 

Homeless advocates fight Wiener’s effort to close parks at night

October 18, 2013
The Coalition on Homelessness has launched a campaign to defeat Sup. Scott Wiener’s legislation to close down all city parks and most major plazas...

Parking and the gentrification of food

How catering to motorists makes groceries more expensive

Chain store ban and affordable groceries at issue in 555 Fulton debate UPDATED

UPDATED San Francisco's resistance to formula retail stores will be put to the test tomorrow (Thu/3), when the San Francisco Planning Commission will vote...

Breed drops Twitter after clash with cyclists

Sup. London Breed abruptly deleted her Twitter account on Sept. 19 after engaging in a clash of tweets with some local activists online. Breed had tweeted...

LAFCo should launch CleanPowerSF

OPINION Last month, the Mayor's Office and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) — largely at the mayor's behest — refused to launch CleanPowerSF,...

Breed ditches Twitter after being called out for caustic tweets, again [UPDATED]

September 19, 2013
Sup. London Breed appears to have abruptly deleted her Twitter account today after engaging in a clash of tweets with some local activists online....

Power struggle

Mayor Lee misrepresents CleanPowerSF in defending his appointees' effort to kill it

Mayor Lee distorts reality in defending CleanPowerSF obstruction by his appointees

September 11, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee yesterday answered a series of five questions from the Board of Supervisors about CleanPowerSF, the renewable energy program it approved last...

Expand protections for small businesses

Jake Spade controversy shows need for more reforms

After Oscar, after Trayvon…

Racial profiling is a focal point for activists, some of whom have lost loved ones, triggering calls for overdue reforms

Privatizing the Botanical Gardens

Non-resident fees, exclusive events, and the transfer to a private group compromise what was a natural gathering spot

Call to action issued at San Francisco vigil for Trayvon Martin

July 18, 2013
A group of African American community leaders gathered outside San Francisco City Hall July 16 for a rally and candlelight vigil in memory of...

Trayvon Martin: Guns escalate conflicts

OPINION The tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death is not merely the loss an innocent young boy's life, nor the criminal justice system's failure to...

Oakland cafe owner keeps it in perspective

July 17, 2013
On Saturday night, the window of Oakland’s Awaken Cafe got smashed after protests erupted in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “We had a show...

Supervisors approve condo legislation with veto-proof majority

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today voted to approve compromise legislation that will allow more than 2,000 tenancy-in-common homeowners to convert to condominiums...

Rival condo conversion measures finally up for board vote

Controversial condominium conversion lottery bypass legislation is finally headed for a vote by the full Board of Supervisors this Tuesday. Befitting legislation that has...