The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.
In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.
More than 1,000 gather to mourn -- but also to insist that the public defender's legacy will continue.
The mayor brags that 1,000 people have left the streets since she took office. The real numbers are a bit more complicated.
Plus: Letting developers drive Port land use decisions, cracking down on vacant storefronts, and telling the cops not to interrogate minors ... that's The Agenda for Feb. 25- March 3.
Vallie Brown is the incumbent, but it appears that Preston is the front-runner in the D5 race.
A fierce advocate, a brilliant lawyer, he built the PD's Office into one of the best in the country. Now the mayor will name a replacement, potentially putting the agency and its critical work at risk.
Low-cost space for grassroots groups at risk as gentrification fuels speculative deal for historic labor temple. And this is why so many people don't want the Monster in the Mission.
Panel votes 5-0 against staff plan that would undermine the entire concept of public financing; now it goes to the supes.
Mar and eight colleagues support plan to limit pay-to-play and secret independent-expenditure campaigns.