Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Free City College

City College funding plan still a work in progress

Mayor London Breed’s Office announced Thursday an agreement had been reached to remove the Free City College charter amendment from November’s ballot and instead fund the tuition reimbursement program...

Mar seeks to fund Free City College without ballot campaign

Sup. Gordon Mar is exploring ways to fund the Free City College program for the next decade without going to the ballot. For two years, San Franciscans have attended City...

Behind the battle for board president

When I was a young reporter at the Bay Guardian, the editor, Bruce Brugmann, told me not to bother writing stories about how “the left is in disarray.” In this...

SF keeps losing affordable housing

The latest Housing Balance Report comes before the Board of Supes Land Use and Transportation Committee Monday/10 and the news is as bleak as ever: In the past ten...

Campaign trail: A path for SF Dems to endorse Kim and Leno?

I may have been wrong about my assessment of the SF Democratic Party and the mayor’s race. If the strategy of the Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim campaigns is...

Campaign trail: Kim gets progressive endorsements, Breed wants Tasers …

While Mark Leno is getting a lot of press attention for his campaign, and a growing number of organizations are doing a ranked-choice strategy of dual-endorsements, the three politicians...

Farrell as mayor: How did this happen?

How did Mark Farrell, one of the most conservative members of the Board of Supes, wind up with the support of progressives to become interim mayor? How did Jeff...

Kim and Breed file; Herrera doesn’t. The race is on

Sups. London Breed and Jane Kim both filed to run for mayor this morning, and City Attorney Dennis Herrera did not, so we know what the race is going...

The Agenda, Jan 2-9: The mayoral issues

Five months from Friday – that is, on June 5th – San Franciscans will choose a new mayor. The campaigns are already under way, and there’s only one week...

Free City College: It starts now

There was a time when higher education was free in California – but that ended in 1978, when Prop. 13 devastated public services. Now, almost 40 years later, San...