Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Eric Mar

A regional-planning coup

In late April the year-long power struggle between our region’s land use and transportation planning agencies, respectively the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, boiled...

A real answer to the mayor’s (latest) bogus housing plan

Market based “solutions” to our housing affordability crisis come and go like spring fashions; only the crisis persists. Eight years ago, it was removing maximum density requirements from newly rezoned...

The Frisco 5 are back: ‘This is a community-driven fight and we will keep fighting’

In their first appearance since they were taken to the hospital on Friday, May 6th, the Frisco 5 – except Maria Cristina Gutierrez – spoke to media and supporters...

One After Another Supervisors Jane Kim, David Campos, John Avalos, and Eric Mar call for Chief Suhr to quit

In a statement released this morning Supervisor Jane Kim joined the Frisco 5 – Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Edwin Lindo, Sellassie Blackwell, Ilyach Sato and Ike Pinkston who were on...

Mayor Lee faces questions on police violence — and has no real answers

Mayor Ed Lee was forced to answer a series of questions about his embattled police chief and department today, and he took the opportunity to obfuscate, duck, and refuse...

The Agenda, May 2-May 9: Will the mayor meet with the hunger strikers?

The hunger strike for police accountability is now well into its second week, and still not one word – seriously, not one word – from the mayor. He has...

The Agenda, April 18-25: Police accountability, fighting a really bad eviction ….

In Los Angeles County, law-enforcement officers have shot more than 2,000 people in the past 15 years – and exactly one officer has ever been charged with a crime....

Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

  I’ve been covering the current power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments, our region’s land use planning authority, and its transportation planning counterpart, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency,...

The Agenda, April 4-10: Changing the DCCC rules (again), the first Kim-Wiener debate ….

Let us start this week with Airbnb. The company has finally decided, after many years, to help the city crack down on what everyone agrees are illegal listings. Why...

The Agenda, March 21-27, 2008: A homeless emergency, mayoral vetoes ….

The mayor was out of town when news broke that his approval ratings continue to dive, just a few months into his final term. The last time this happened,...