A man shouting obscenities at Boudin supporters a day before the election is another example of the way our political discourse has coarsened
Three school board members of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) face a recall election this month and now funding issues for such recall elections plus a proposal to amend the San Francisco City Charter related to recall elections in general have emerged.
Their efforts are anti-democratic and force our local government to spend funds on elections instead of, say, fighting addiction or Muni.
While I neither voted for nor supported the three individuals up for recall, and while I strongly disagree with many of their positions — such as spending a million dollars to paint over a WPA socially critical historical fresco painted by an Ashkenazic immigrant — they do not deserve recall. This is a misguided effort.
The truth is that this recall is being driven not by public school parents, but by big money interests that want to steal our democracy.
A campaign with the stated purpose of returning “law-and-order” to San Francisco’s streets has been caught overstepping the bounds of propriety – and often breaking the law.
It was a bittersweet victory because of the election of Donald Trump and the four years of havoc that ensued, but it was that conversation and many others that led to the formation of Richmond District Rising (RDR).
Let’s sign the necessary number of petitions needed to start the recall of Board of Education President Lopez and the rest of the Board before they trigger more lawsuits and further endanger the future of public education in San Francisco.
A moment of jubilance for an election victory quickly soured after a video clip of Richmond District Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer cursing the San Francisco Police Officers Association (POA) during the celebration of Chesa Boudin’s upset win in the City’s district attorney race went viral.