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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Tagged with: Aaron Peskin

New district lines would deeply hurt progressive politics in San Francisco

Astonishing gerrymandering blows District 5 into bits and divides up progressive voters across the city to give the conservatives a strong advantage.

The Treasure Island toll is regressive, pointless—and still somehow alive

The developers got a sweet deal, and now want to make low-income residents pay for the ferry service they need to sell high-end condos.

The new draft district supes maps: WTF?

Critics—and there are plenty—say the plan would undermine LGBT, Black, and progressive representation on the board.

Demolitions, speculation—and maybe not that much new housing anyway

Remarkable honesty at a supes hearing shows the actual impact of ending single-family zoning in San Francisco.

Can SF run its own bike-share program (and challenge the privatizers?)

Plus: The June 6 ballot shapes up—and will the Police Commission take civilian oversight seriously? That's The Agenda for Feb. 14-21

The hits keep coming: Haney backers go after Campos, Mahmood

Big money pays as (utterly false) dirt flies in the Feb. 15 election—but is it too late to make a difference?

Supes grill PG&E exec on how the company is holding SF hostage

The company is basically saying 'Screw You' to the city, and is unapologetic about wanting to block SF from using its own clean public power.

How many apartments are vacant in SF—and what can we do about it?

The major reform measures made it through their first round at the Rules Committee last week and will be back Monday/31 for what should...

Reform measures move forward as supes talk about the real ‘power grab’

The power of the mayor (and developers) and the failures of the news media are the issues as the Rules Committee considers Charter amendments for the June ballot.

How Recology’s monopoly leads to very dubious rate accounting

City records show the way the garbage company could be inflating its costs—and charging consumers for it.