Progressives are on the far left ideological spectrum, bordering on socialism where city policy dictates what’s best for everyone and it’s their way or the highway. The progressives got organized in the late ’90s and took control of the DCCC, which gives the official endorsements for Democratic Party and supplies money to its candidates and propositions. That, coupled with district elections and the abomination that is ranked-choice voting, gave us what we have – a mayor and a majority of supervisors who couldn’t find their way out of a corn maze.
It is time for new, big, bold ideas to solve the issues that have only gotten worse while worn out, old ideas fail again and again. We need to start thinking outside of four-year electoral terms and look to real long-term solutions and root causes.
The California legislature adjourned Sept. 30, but the condescending SF Board of Supervisors reconvened after Labor Day, ready to repudiate good government at taxpayer expense and act imperialistically with its six-figure annual salary plus pension and medical benefits.
Interim DA Demotes City’s First Cantonese-Speaking Head of Victim Services By Julie Pitta Interim District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has made lots of headlines since being sworn in on July 8. Unfortunately, very […]
The race to represent the Sunset District at City Hall is in full sprint mode, with incumbent Gordon Mar hoping to fend off challenger Joel Engardio in the Nov. 8 election.
This November, San Francisco voters will have the opportunity to vote on two housing measures: Propositions D and E.
I think it’s timely to recommend (as I traditionally have done since my first year on the Board of Supervisors in 1972), ballot measure votes and candidate elections.
Lately, newsracks that used to carry numerous newspapers and magazines have been removed from city streets – putting a serious dent in the distribution of those publications, including the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers.
I am shocked that there has not been more outrage at what has befallen Laguna Honda Hospital and the 681 patients that call Laguna Honda Hospital home.
Following my last musing about the deplorable results of such ward elections and their rise under threat of California Voting Rights Act litigation in such small cities as Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Foster City and Redwood City, I discovered a possible silver lining.
The process of closing park roads was done with the verbal order of Phil Ginsburg, the general manager of the SF Recreation and Park Department, who was granted that authority under the city charter in the late 1800s.
Today, a new group of activists is looking to build on the foundation laid by McIntyre. They are fighting to preserve Slow Lake Street, one of several Slow Streets created by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) in 2020.
SFMTA’s Wake-Up Call By Sandra Lee Fewer The results of the June 7 election should have been a huge wake up call for SFMTA. I can’t remember when a bond measure has […]
As San Franciscans observe the 256th anniversary of the country’s declaration of our independence from British rule, we give thanks for the successful recall of Chesa Boudin from district attorney status, the defeat of a Board of Supervisors’ ballot measure to diminish our authority to remove a non-performing public official from office, the repeal of a 1932 ordinance conferring a trash collection monopoly on Recology’s predecessors – thus enabling next month a law requiring competitive, open bidding for such public contract, and ignominious defeat of a $400 million general obligation bond which, with interest over 30 years, would have cost taxpayers $1.005 billion!
About 15 years ago, a longtime Richmond District resident named Pat Swendsen sent me a column written by syndicated columnist Ann Landers. She said: “Dear Paul, this is so important it should not be lost in the archives. Hope you can use it.”