Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Eric Mar

Following the money in D1

District One has always been a key political battleground, a part of town that’s around 60 percent tenants and 40 percent homeowners and that, since the return of district...

SF Democratic Party endorsements go (mostly) to progressives

The San Francisco Democratic Party endorsed candidates backed by the progressive wing in five of the six seats last night, with the D7 and D11 endorsements a bit unusual. Most...

With Fewer retiring, Connie Chan takes up progressive banner in D1

District 1 has a remarkable political history. It’s not, by definition, one of the most left-leaning parts of the city. The voters who tend to be the most progressive...

SF community rallies to support Brandon Lee, shot in the Philippines

Earlier this month, Brandon Lee, a San Francisco native and human rights advocate, was shot by unknown assailants outside of his home in Ifugao, a province in the northern...

D4 supervisors race is now wide open

The race for District Four supervisor is suddenly wide open – and there’s a real chance the progressives, who have been shut out in the Sunset since the return...

Where the mayoral candidates stood on regulating Airbnb

The Chron on Sunday published a full-page spread on “where SF candidates stand on the city’s biggest issues.” The paper, which has repeatedly reported that there any many big...

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

The Board of Supes voted today to oppose State Senator Scott Wiener’s real-estate bill, SB 827, which would upzone most of San Francisco.  The discussion over the bill became a...

Why SF needs municipal broadband

Supervisor Mark Farrell and former Sup. Eric Mar are taking on a challenge that has far-reaching implications for the digital divide and the role of the public sector in...

Can SF tax economic inequality?

This needs to be the Year of Fighting Economic Inequality in San Francisco, and finding ways to get new revenue from the wealthy to pay for public services is...

The next police commissioner

The Board of Supes Rules Committee, on a 2-1 vote, sent the full board a recommendation that law professor and immigration-rights lawyer Bill Ong Hing be appointed to the...