Saturday, April 17, 2021

Tag: Mayor Ed Lee

Tom’s Town: Rain water, sugar water — and a Democratic Party squeaker

By Tom Temprano It’s raining! Real rain! Not just dense fog, but real rain in the form of droplets of water is finally making its way from the skies onto...

Tom’s Town: Pass the Pipe, Ed

By Tom Temprano Mayor Ed Lee and his Department of Public Health have been exercising poor etiquette in their refusal to pass the pipe over the last couple weeks. After...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his wife rented a one-bedroom apartment...

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to the elected Board of Trustees....

Ed Lee’s State of the City, for better and for worse

By Tim Redmond The good news about Mayor Ed Lee's State of the City Speech is that he clearly, finally, understands that he can't ignore the housing crisis. He's got...

City beat: Mayor Ed Lee’s “road to Sacramento” and the impact of Google buses

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee agreed Tuesday that the way speculators are using the Ellis Act in San Francisco is "unacceptable." He said some of the strongest words we've...

Bad urbanism: Tech and planning forum misses the point

By Zelda Bronstein On Jan. 7, I went to an evening panel discussion at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association entitled “What Urban Planning Can Learn from Tech...

A huge victory for City College

Flanked by Deputy City Attorneys Sara Eisenberg (left), Yvonne Mere and Tom Lakritz, Dennis Herrera celebrates a major legal victory By Tim Redmond When the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior...

The politics behind the epic building collapse on Twin Peaks

By Tim Redmond I saw Steve Williams, a longtime land-use lawyer, at the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods dinner Tuesday night, shortly after the news broke about the Twin Peaks...

The other Twitter tax break — and how it cost the city $25 million

By Tim Redmond Way back in 1969, when Sue Hestor was a young activist organizing a peace march, she asked the sympathetic owner of the Furniture Mart building on Market...