Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Eric Mar

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...

The Agenda, Dec. 12-18: Will the supes fold on free City College?

First, let us take a moment to say: We are losing three great supervisors. John Avalos, David Campos, and Eric Mar have been the reliable left flank of the...

The SF election: What happened?

 The 2016 election may well be a turning point in our national and local politics. The problem is that it’s unclear what direction the politics will take. At the national...

Dramatic vote could slow Mission development

A remarkable, stunning vote happened at the Board of Supes Tuesday: By a 9-0 margin, the members agreed that a big market-rate housing project in the Mission needs a...

The Agenda, July 11-17: Why bad committee appointments matter …

Pretty much everyone agrees that elected officials should be judged on their records in office, and typically that means legislation introduced, votes on difficult issues, and success in setting...

The Agenda, June 27-July 4: Why Kim really won, helping victims of the Mission fire …

  The supporters of Sup. Scott Wiener are trying to downplay the stunning victory of Sup Jane Kim in the primary of their state Senate race, explaining that Kim’s narrow...

Election results updated: What the numbers mean

Elections in San Francisco don’t end on Election Night, and while progressives are celebrating, there were still 78,000 more votes to count as of this morning. That will end...

Election night: What the early results mean

The very early vote-by-mail results are in, and they show Sup. Scott Wiener with a significant lead over Sup. Jane Kim in the state Senate race – and a...

Why allowing more housing makes property more expensive

Fred Sherburn-Zimmer, director of the Housing Rights Committee, stood on the steps of City Hall yesterday morning and explained why allowing the free market to set local housing policy...