As observed by a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Constitution Day this year, Thomas Jefferson in 1789 wrote: “Wherever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
As a lawyer and retired judge, I was keenly attentive to last month’s confirmation proceedings respecting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Neither his opponents nor Kavanaugh demonstrated good judgment and appropriate conduct.
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Last month, I mentioned the self-congratulatory dedication of the Transbay Terminal, another San Francisco project years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars more expensive than represented to taxpayers for more than a decade.
A provision empowering the SF Board of Supervisors to amend San Francisco’s voter-enacted government-transparency law, the Sunshine Ordinance, is prompting at least two journalist organizations to oppose a city charter amendment dubbed a “privacy first policy” that will appear as Proposition B on the local ballot this November. Ordinarily, only voters may amend voter-passed ordinances.
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin correctly notes that without high speed rail and Caltrain, the Transbay Terminal “will go down as the most expensive bus terminal in the history of humankind.”
Riots ruined graduation June 10, 1970 was to be graduation day at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale. But that did not take place. In the spring of my senior year at SIU I was hurtling […]
It is time to scrap this Frankenstein “hybrid” plan that was concocted for the Richmond and to start work on a real transportation plan, one that considers everyone’s needs and best interests, not just the narrow-minded aims of a wayward transportation agency.
Wordsmithing government employees with “public service” conveys the notion of lower pay and lower benefits. That’s untrue, but the cliche is so engrained in news coverage that elimination of such a misplaced notion is impossible.
Supervisors are limited to two four-year terms. The policy theory was that such a system would encourage everyday citizens, not aspiring politicians, to lead San Francisco legislatively. That’s a fallacy.
As students in San Francisco during its tech stardom, we have witnessed major changes in the City and we fear that skyrocketing housing prices, caused in part by the tech industry, are driving the arts and culture out.
The RFID technology is supposedly more efficient than current bar code technology that is used for checking books and other materials in and out. But there are many problems ,,,
Election choices; bad fees by Quentin Kopp Was it Diogenes who declared: “If a man carries his own lantern, he need not fear darkness”? Reiteration appears inevitable in the face of the June 5 California […]
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manipulated data when it did not suit them, rushed into the EIR and missed being able to qualify for $100 million in federal funds.”
A savant once observed: “It’s useless to try to hold some people to anything they say while they’re madly in love, drunk or running for office,” and, don’t forget: “Everybody makes mistakes. That’s why we keep having political elections.”