Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: Jerry Brown

Why can’t we fix the DMV?

State Assemblymember Phil Ting is taking on an issue that has pretty much everyone in California angry right now – the lines at the DMV – and he seems...

Responding to ICE raids: Power, not Panic

We’ve all heard the reports that ICE is planning a series of raids in Northern California. The Trump Administration is now talking about sending subpoenas to public officials in...

What the new mayor’s race poll really shows

The first poll on the 2018 mayor’s race offers some surprises – and a lot of information that is really not surprising. I’ve obtained a copy of the full poll,...

Chiang wants to be governor, but is a bit vague on some key issues

State Treasurer John Chiang brought his campaign for governor to San Francisco today, and in front of a fairly modest media crowd accepted the endorsement of Sup. Norman Yee. Earlier,...

Little-known Yimby-developer bills will have big impact on local planning

Of the fifteen bills in the “housing package” signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on September 29, the one that got the most attention in the news media...

The Lexus Lanes — and why they won’t work

One of the hallmarks of neoliberalism is the application of market solutions to market-generated problems. It’s an approach that’s bound to fail, because market-generated problems can only be solved...

Assault on local control equals deregulation of housing

"Democrats have a comprehensive agenda to invest in America's cities, grounded on the premise that local leaders are best equipped to create a better future for their residents..."  Democratic Party...

Why Wiener’s housing bill undermines good policy outcomes

The One Oak project and another controversial development in the Mission both moved forward this week after the district supervisors worked with the developers and the appellants to cut...

OPINION: Jerry Brown can help police accountability

Imagine you are in your neighborhood when you see a police officer interacting with a civilian. You are confused by what you see, but you decide not to get involved....

Federal agent’s loaded gun, left unsecured in a car, killed Kate Steinle

Kate Steinle was killed two years ago in San Francisco after a gun stolen from a car was discharged on Pier 14, a popular tourist attraction. Homeless immigrant Juan...