Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: Gavin Newsom

Big Telecom giveaway bills head for state Assembly votes

Plus: Measure to limit CEQA appeals goes before supes and a rally to limit supportive housing rents. That's The Agenda for May 17-23

Not one dollar of state rent-relief money has arrived in SF

Hundreds of millions in federal funding is available -- but tenants aren't getting it.

State Legislature moving to give telecom companies immense power

Bills would block any local control over placement of cell towers and antennas -- and it's passing with almost no opposition.

The future of City College is on the line — and it’s going to be up to us

For now, local funding is the only way to prevent the devastation of one of SF's most important institutions.

Is art free speech under COVID? A local court case steams on

Ongoing San Francisco International Arts Festival lawsuit demands that arts reopen in parity with worship and dining.

SF has exploited, failed, and bankrupted its taxi drivers

Mayors Lee and Newsom sold pricey medallions to make money--then let Uber and Lyft make those investments worthless. The drivers deserve help.

Community leaders line up to oppose attacks on DA Chesa Boudin

Records show the recall effort is backed by Big Tech, Finance, and Real-Estate (and someone who says 'VC Lives Matter.')

State data shows COVID spread alarmingly at workplaces

The virus appears to have been infecting people at their jobs, not just at family parties and social events.

Poll shows strong support for taxes on the rich

More than two-thirds of CA voters back a wealth tax -- and a measure will soon go to the state Legislature.

Inside the SIP hotels saga

How activists and some supes forced the city to put homeless people in hotel rooms.