Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: Ballot Measures

Old SF money backing stealthy new right-wing group

Most start-up political organizations like a splash. They hold news events, press conferences, big galas to say: We have arrived. This is who we are, this is our agenda,...

Supes are driving the political agenda in SF

The center of public policy in San Francisco has so clearly shifted from the Mayor’s Office to the Board of Supes that nearly every important initiative these days is...

Supes consider major changes in business taxes

The Board of Supes Budget and Finance Committee will consider Thursday/16 a series of tax measures that could raise more than $100 million for the city and change the...

More results: Public defenders winning for judge

More results – only 22,000 Election Day votes, but we can seem some trends. All of the ballot measures are now passing; the tax and bond measures are getting more...

Last-minute campaign intelligence — and Election Night Parties

I haven’t seen a campaign mailer from Rep. Nancy Pelosi in at least 20 years. She doesn’t make a habit of coming back to town before elections, either; she’s...

Firefighters want no part of dark-money lawsuit

The San Francisco Firefighters Union is asking the political consultant who is suing to overturn the city’s dark money law to immediately stop referring to the Prop B bond...

When Jerry Brown sounds like Donald Trump

Scott Shafer’s conversations with former Gov. Jerry Brown are running as a series on KQED, and the section on his work in Oakland, which aired Sunday afternoon, makes very...

What to look for on Election Day

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Let me start with a reminder: Yes, there is an election in San Francisco tomorrow, and there are some crucial issues on the ballot,...

Breed attacks two progressive reform measures

Mayor London Breed is using an old political tactic to try to undermine two progressive ballot measures. Instead of opposing the measures, which are likely to be popular, the mayor...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...