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Tagged with: Aaron Peskin

New board committees show little dramatic change—and some potential

Conservatives take over one panel, but progressives still control budget and land use—and a new committee on homelessness could take on a big role.

Planning Department has ambitious housing goals; Mayor’s Office stands in the way

Hearing shows huge disconnect between lofty goals and the ability of the city to implement them.

Supes to consider housing farce—and start on the mayor’s budget

Everybody knows the Housing Element won't work, but it's going to be approved anyway. Maybe at least someone will ask some questions.

Booms, busts, PG&E and the bloated police budget

Every city agency has to face cuts—but not the cops? And when will the city move to seize PG&E's grid? That's The Agenda for Jan. 15-22

The story behind the garden-hose assault outside a North Beach gallery

Sup. Peskin's office has been working for years to get help for this homeless person—and city agencies have completely failed them.

Surprise! Aaron Peskin is the new Board of Supes president

It took 17 votes and a progressive split before Peskin, who hadn't been a candidate, entered the race and won.

SF cops want to let robots shoot people, but supes will be dubious

Plus: A sad little demolition in the Richmond and what it means. The mystery of John Arntz. And why I don't shop on Black Friday. That's The Agenda for Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

Breed’s messaging undermines her own goals, including a critical Muni tax measure

Plus: Limits on cops' military hardware, long delays in Ethics audits, and a farce of a Housing Plan gets a hearing. That's The Agenda for Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Scooter companies can keep riders off the sidewalk, but won’t spend the money

Furious supes demand action, but the Breed Administration's love of Big Tech prevents any real change. We've seen this so many times before.

The greedy landlords who want to undermine the future of City College

Plus: Saving low-income housing in the Western Addition, fighting toxics at Hunters Point, and can we stop algae blooms in the Bay? That's The Agenda for Oct. 17-24