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John Elberling

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Epic Sacramento showdown over looming eviction tsunami

In an important State Capitol legislative shift, on Thursday Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner agreed to amend her controversial housing bill, AB1085. She said she will delete the section of that...

Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich

 Editor's note: Plan Bay Area, a joint effort of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is creating a "blueprint" of strategies to guide growth...

The real legacy of SF’s planning director

Editor's note: The Chron yesterday presented its report on the record of John Rahaim, who ran SF's City Planning Department for the past 12 years. We have a different...

Should the Dems impeach Trump — next summer?

I’m amazed by the crummy tactical thinking of progressive pundits about the impeachment of Trump. Their commentary and reporting these days on cable news seems to be (1) the...

The absurd, failed economics of the jobs-housing linkage fee

The long-awaited Nexus Study documenting how much affordable housing is actually needed for the added workforce of new office developments has finally been released by the city. It concludes...

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Mayor London Breed has now signed the legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors approving the Central Soma Plan that will spearhead the “Gig Economy” transformation of “San Francisco...

Let’s start over, Mayor Breed

Well, things turned out as predicted. Yes on C is at 60 percent. And the mayor's response statement yesterday was also predictable. Without grace or humility. Basically just saying...

A chance at civic leadership, stalemated

  Upon her election as the "moderate" candidate in a very close race against two "progressive" competitors this June, Mayor Breed told San Francisco: "I’m going to do everything I can...

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

The New American Oligarchy of Wealth and Privilege that seized control of the United States two years ago with the election of President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress...

Tech and Prop. C

The "sf.citi" website shows 29 Bay Area tech companies as members. Almost all the big guys are there (except Apple and Oracle) -- Facebook, Google, Amazon -- plus all...