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Tagged with: Local Government

Cops and judges can’t get away with violating reporters’ First Amendment rights

The latest attack on press freedom by the SF cops shows the need for vigilance—and accountability.

Wiener wants to allow more big development along the Ocean Beach coast

A very strange 'power grab' that makes no policy sense—unless you want Miami Beach in the Outer Sunset.

It’s going to be a brutal budget year—unless you are rich and love the cops

Breed wants deep cuts as revenue plummets—and the state won't allow fair new taxes. That's The Agenda for Jan 14 to 21

The Chron, voting rights, and district elections

If the state Legislature starts to see district elections of local legislators as a Nimby problem, the oligarchs in SF will rejoice.

The brutal budget crisis of 2024—and how the city could address it without huge cuts

San Francisco needs to rethink how it collects taxes—and the state is going to have to get out of the way.

The housing crisis Scott Wiener created

Demolitions. Displacement. And zero new affordable housing. That's the bill the state senator got passed, and the supes have to deal with it this week.

New laws seek to end private developer risk, burdening public instead

Why should cities and counties guarantee profits for builders and push the costs of growth onto the local taxpayers?

We all want local government to work—but for whom?

The Chron seems to think the plutocrats are the ones who ought to be in charge. That's never ended well.

A (too) modest housing bond, the impacts of APEC security measures …

... and what's headed for the March ballot? That's The Agenda for Oct. 22-29

Fake, misleading news and images on Twitter—and here at home

No, Dean Preston did not resign. Plus: The eviction "scarlet letter," Uber's role in SF taxis, and the mayor's dangerous housing policy is back again. That's The Agenda for Oct. 15-22