Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: John Burton

The Agenda, June 13- 20: Losing DCCC members attempt a coup

In what can only be seen as a desperate move to undo the recent election results, a member of the Democratic County Central Committee who lost her seat is...

Election night: What the early results mean

The very early vote-by-mail results are in, and they show Sup. Scott Wiener with a significant lead over Sup. Jane Kim in the state Senate race – and a...

Airbnb, tech execs fund nasty DCCC attack piece

A committee funded in large part by Airbnb and tech executives has unleashed a remarkable hit piece that targets almost entirely women of color running for the Democratic County...
Protestor Prays for an End to Police Violence

The Agenda, May 9-15: Hunger strike moves to City Hall, early voting starts ….

UPDATED WITH CORRECTION The Frisco Five have changed tactics. The hunger strike is over, and they and their supporters are moving to large-scale protests, starting Monday/9. The group has called...

The Agenda, March 14-March 20: A mad rush to run the Democratic Party …

The filing deadline passed Friday for people who want to be on the Democratic County Central Committee, and it was wild: The real-estate interests that current control the panel...

Judge will decide if SF voters can control waterfront height limits

Gavin Newsom and his pals are suing the city to overturn Prop. B and allow unlimited development on Port land By Tim Redmond MARCH 25, 2015 -- A San Francisco judge...

Newsom says he voted to sue San Francisco

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 15, 2014 – We solved one mystery today. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom showed up for the State Lands Commission meeting at the Ferry Building, and I was...

Two sides of Democratic Party on Prop. B

By Tim Redmond MAY 9, 2014 -- Two different sides of the California Democratic Party: The San Francisco County Central Committee, which is run by the director of governmental affairs...

SF Democratic Party sides with developers on waterfront

The DCCC listens to testimony at its endorsement meeting By Tim Redmond March 12, 2014 -- To the surprise of some political observers (um, me), the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight to side with the real-estate developers and reject Prop. B, a measure that would require a public vote for any project that exceeds existing height limits on the waterfront. The vote was 13-12, and it included some surprises: Sup. Malia Cohen, who is facing a re-election challenge from a Prop. B ally, voted to support Prop. B – and Sup. David Chiu, who was a leader in the fight against 8 Washington, abstained, in effect giving the developers the edge. "This shows that the real-estate industry now controls the San Francisco Democratic Party," Prop. B author John Golinger told me after the vote.