As I write, local election results are unknown, including the sickening process of replacing the former district attorney who resigned last month to take his prosecutorial ignorance to Los Angeles County to oust a two-term incumbent,
The most important endorsement is district attorney, and I repeat my even stronger recommendation of Nancy H. Tung, Esq., for that position. The other three candidates show less than stirring dedication to enforcing criminal laws and respecting police officers who perform dangerous tasks in protecting society.
An anonymous wit declared: “Capital punishment is when the government taxes you to get capital so that it can go into business in competition with you and then taxes the profit on your business in order to pay its losses.”
Winston Churchill exclaimed: “I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” That surely applies to the latest information emanating from a so-called Bay Area transportation working group.
There are now four choices: the two best with genuine experience in criminal law and belief in law enforcement are Leif Dautch and Nancy Tang. The two worst are Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin, a champion of illegal immigration which results in more work for public defenders at taxpayer expense and Suzy Loftus, the City Hall establishment favorite, weaned on the public trough as the sheriff’s attorney, who doesn’t prosecute crimes.
In 1931, San Francisco voters approved a new charter which reduced Board of Supervisors membership from 16 to 11, elected citywide, and paid $2,400 per year, without membership in the retirement system, but with membership in the publicly-funded health system.
The Cow Palace is engaged in negotiations with an adjoining private property owner and Daly City to develop jointly approximately 25 acres west of the Geneva Avenue entrance for housing and a supermarket.
It sounds unbelievable, but it’s unfortunately true. Low-wage Californians leave roughly $2 billion in refunds on the table because they don’t claim their state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
I don’t know the author, but someone claimed: “There is one fixed rule in government: the less it’s worth, the more it costs.”
Starting this month, residential electricity customers in San Francisco will join CleanPowerSF, a community choice clean energy program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).
I Pledge Allegiance Often repeated is Justice Louis D. Brandeis’ observation in the Dec. 20, 1913 edition of Harper’s Weekly: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. […]
… if you read the ordinance, you will find that, if adopted, it would perpetuate and aggravate the housing crisis.
After spending six months trying to convince the SF Recreation and Parks Dept. to adopt objective standards for noise levels from the Outside Lands Festival, on Jan. 17, the SF Recreation and Park Commission (SFRPC) ignored complaints from more than 200 SF residents and approved a 10-year extension of the Festival Use Permit with no noise limits.
It’s time to record genuine history rather than historical debasement books like “Season of the Witch.” San Francisco’s first experiment with district election of supervisors was voter-enacted in November 1976, resulting in election of Harvey Milk in the so-called Castro Street area (he had run unsuccessfully citywide) and Dan White in the Portola in 1977.
I have had the privilege of covering the west side of San Francisco for the past 30 years, meeting many of the great people who make this part of the City such a great place to live. Now, it is time to pass the torch to a new leader.