Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: Jerry Brown

Even a mainstream state housing group says SF’s “market” is a failure

By Tim Redmond Aug. 22, 2014 – The California Housing Partnership Corporation isn’t a radical left organization. It’s a quasi-governmental agency created by the state Legislature in 1988 to help...

California loses $5.7 billion a year in corporate tax breaks

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 19, 2014 -- State Senator Mark Leno’s got a bill that would ensure all new tax breaks come with a profit-and-loss analysis. It’s a common-sense idea:...

Newsom may have to answer for lawsuit against SF

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 14, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be in the spotlight this week, when the State Lands Commission meets in San Francisco to talk, among...

We’re back — with housing battles, the mayor vs. Wiener, Airbnb … it never ends

By Tim Redmond AUG. 4, 2014 – So many things happened while we were away – and no surprise, much of it had to do with housing. Let’s start with Airbnb,...

The End of the Death Penalty in California?

By Tim Redmond JULY 17, 2014 – A conservative federal judge from Southern California may have done what progressives have been trying to do for years: end the death penalty...

City Beat: City College, the Ellis Act – and the real state budget battle

By Tim Redmond MAY 7, 2014 -- A bill by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano that would curtail the ability of state officials to suspend indefinitely an elected local community college board...

Why the private market can never solve SF’s housing crisis

  By Tim Redmond April 14, 2014 -- We got a great lesson in the past 30 years or so of San Francisco political history at an Urban IDEA forum last...

POLITICS ON TUESDAY: Jerry Brown’s presidential campaign and the politics of a serious local Ellis Act limit

  By Tim Redmond Willie Brown says he broke the story that Our Governor is thinking about running for president. (Yes, of the United States.) Mark Barabak at the LA Times...

TOM’S TOWN: Ammiano, the Pope, and BART

By Tom Temprano Thanks to an article in 48 Hills, “Run Tom, Run” mania is in full swing! A poll by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, whose president, full...

City Beat: Lobbyists here and there, saving Modern Times and the Church sex scandal

By Tim Redmond Despite all the silly fuss over the modest pay raise for state Legislators, the public’s opinion of the Democrat-dominated Assembly and Senate is higher than it’s been...