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Monday, September 27, 2021

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After more than a century, PG&E is finally on the ropes in San Francisco

The city's moving to establish a public-power system—but we should also talk about accountability for the politicians and media that enabled an illegal monopoly for so long.

Wiener’s housing bill could encourage even more sprawl

Read the fine print: Obscene development in Tassajara Valley could qualify for special protection under SB 10.

Is City Hall a “toxic” environment?

Or was it way worse when Ron Conway—a world-class political bully—was calling the shots behind the scenes and getting away with it?

A sneak attack on rent control and affordable housing in Sacramento

Little-noticed state bill would allow local government agencies to overturn ballot initiatives that protect renters or limit bad development.

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.

Oversight — of Recology, the Ferris Wheel deal ….

... and commercial landlords. Plus the Chron's neo-liberal editorial page editor retires. That's The Agenda for March 15-22.

Is the US finally talking about taxing the rich?

In Congress, and in New York, progressive legislation is on the agenda. Still waiting for California.

SPUR, Yimbys say stealth state laws can force more housing

But what happens if developers don't want to build anything but luxury condos -- and maybe not even those?

Leaders under 30: SF Youth Commissioner Jayden Tanaka on valuing diverse young voices

A high school student talks about the role of young people in the political process -- and why we need more affordable housing.

Leaders under 30: Assemblymember Alex Lee on the impact of engagement

The youngest member of the state Legislature in a century and the first openly bisexual member ever talks about running for office at 25.