Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: Chamber of Commerce

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...

The misleading reports (and reporting) on Prop. E

I was around in 1986, when the San Francisco Chronicle, along with most of the political power structure of the city, argued that Proposition M, a measure to limit...

Downtown prepares attack on jobs-housing measure

The Chamber of Commerce will apparently be leading the opposition to Prop. E, the measure that would link office growth to housing– and the group’s ballot argument, which just...

KQED says 48 Hills is a story of the decade

KQED released a beautifully designed, memory-triggering package yesterday called "Our Turbulent Decade." It's an in-depth, year-by-year look some of the most impactful events and trends in the Bay Area,...

A nonprofit alliance becomes an ally of Big Telecom

It's not unusual for businesses to spend princely sums lobbying government to free them from regulations, which generally means consumer protections are reduced or eliminated.  In a nutshell, that's...

Massive new development would transform Dogpatch area

The SF Planning Commission will consider Thursday/5 the first steps toward approving a massive new development in Dogpatch, one of the biggest single projects in the city outside of...

The Trump supporters who opposed Rose Pak Chinatown Station

The most remarkable thing about the close vote to name the Central Subway’s Chinatown Station after Rose Pak was how little the opposition had to do with Rose Pak. I...

Supes, under intense pressure from mayor, drop plan for homeless commission

The Board of Supes today – under intense pressure from the mayor -- refused to put a measure to create a Homelessness Commission on the November ballot. Several of the...

Has Breed made an impact on homelessness?

On Feb. 12, as the SF Chamber of Commerce announced a new CEO, Mayor London Breed announced that her administration is making great strides in addressing homelessness: “While we have...

The politics of the Milk-Moscone assassinations

The assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone were a terrible human tragedy. The murder of the first openly gay elected official in the United States stunned the emerging...