Earlier this month, the Coalition on Homelessness released a damning report on our City’s efforts to support homeless San Franciscans.
“I love seeing all the wonderful people that come by (the farmers market) on Sunday,” he said. “They really are so fun. Interacting with them is wonderful. The drive really is the only thing that isn’t fun.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administrator of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) proclaimed in September 1938: “We are going to spend and spend and spend, and tax and tax and tax, and elect and elect and elect.”
uneasy about crime. The results are not pretty.
Closure of the Great Highway has INCREASED carbon emissions and hurt working people — but a compromise is possible.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) should be really embarrassed to allow a commonplace air release valve, essential for controlling pressures in every pipeline and pump station, to fail thereby causing the pipeline to rupture.
ion of Sunset neighborhood groups has voiced major concern about the size and density of the proposed building, and its adverse effects on the neighborhood and the small single-family homes that would surround it.
In a 1958 book about Sir Winston Churchill, the author described a woman who gushed to Churchill: “Doesn’t it thrill you, Mr. Churchill, to know that every time you make a speech the hall is packed to overflowing?”
John Adams observed: “Public business must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other: if wise men decline it, others will not; if honest man refuse it, others will not.” Someone else proclaimed: “Nothing intoxicates some people like a sip of authority.”
What, and who, is Illuminate the Arts? It wouldn’t be a big deal except that they are taking over our public spaces, causing light pollution and using corporate dollars to influence City government.
Crime seems to be the only San Francisco big business that escapes city government meddling, which is why District Attorney Chesa Boudin must be recalled. Like his predecessor, George Gascon, currently the subject of a recall campaign in Los Angeles County, Boudin acts as if it’s not among his responsibilities to prosecute criminals as he protects lawbreakers rather than criminal victims.
Restorative justice is often misunderstood and frequently misrepresented. A simple explanation is that it shifts the goal of criminal justice from punishment to repairing the damage done to victims and communities by crime.
As the beat goes on at City Hall, the “City Family” has already begun to arrange office exchanges. Lack of professional experience is no impediment.
The language destroyers decry “equality,” as in “equality of opportunity” (long an American virtue), replacing it with “equity,” which means a result, not simply opportunity.
The Board’s number one and only goal should be about education for our students, but it seems they are just looking to further their political careers.