Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Mark Farrell

Can the police contract be a vehicle for reform?

The role of the San Francisco Police Officers Association in blocking reform is increasingly becoming a focus among police-accountability activists -- and the POA is under unprecedented scrutiny. At a...

BART Board votes to endorse Wiener housing bill

On March 8, the BART Board voted 5-4 to support SB 827 – state Sen. Scott Wiener’s housing bill -- with undetermined amendments that address tenant protections, affordability, incentives...

Police accountability groups make POA contract an issue for supes, Farrell

Labor battles in San Francisco are typically about wages, benefits, and staffing. In tough years, City Hall tries to make cuts, and the unions fight back. Of late, public...

Campaign trail: A path for SF Dems to endorse Kim and Leno?

I may have been wrong about my assessment of the SF Democratic Party and the mayor’s race. If the strategy of the Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim campaigns is...

Explosive debate finally shows the candidates as they are

The best and most revealing mayoral debate so far – because it was an actual debate – took place last week at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club. (Thanks to...

The first salvo in the mayor’s race is a superPAC attack ad

If the first political ad of the 2018 mayor’s race is any indication, this is going to get ugly, fast. The ad put out by a superPAC that has yet...

Farrell appoints Stefani to board — but should this process continue?

Interim Mayor Mark Farrell appointed Catherine Stefani, who has been the county clerk since 2016, to his former seat on the Board of Supes today – and Sup. Malia...

Breed still on ballot as ‘acting mayor’

Unless someone goes to court to demand a change, Sup. London Breed will appear on the June Ballot as “acting mayor.” John Arntz, head of the Department of Elections, has...

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...

Farrell as mayor: How did this happen?

How did Mark Farrell, one of the most conservative members of the Board of Supes, wind up with the support of progressives to become interim mayor? How did Jeff...