Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Privatization

The Agenda, May 30-June 5: Ed Lee’s bizarre judicial strategy ….

Mayor Ed Lee stopped by the Chronicle last week for an Editorial Board meeting, and since he didn’t have an effective answer for why there have been so many...

The Agenda, Feb 22-29 2016: Politics, housing, homeless policy …

Why would someone raise more than $70,000 to run for a seat on the committee that oversees the local Democratic Party? Well: You have to really, really want to...

Identity theft in San Francisco

  San Francisco General nurses, to whom it may concern Please answer several questions; I'd really like to learn They've told you what to call it, though you make its mission real This...

The agenda, Feb. 8-14: Lee’s strange transit policy …

Here’s a strange one that’s mostly under the radar: Mayor Ed Lee has introduced a ballot measure that would direct all future increases in revenue for Muni into capital...

The tragedy of poverty

JANUARY 13, 2016 -- Gripping the steering wheel so tightly my hands hurt, I saw my mama so many years before, looking straight ahead to the road, trying to...

Open source tech meets indigenous Oaxaqueños

How vital cell phone networks are reaching rural areas that corporate telecommunications have written off By Caitlin Donohue MEXICO CITY, MEXICO -- A few years ago, the Oaxacan mountain town of...

Hey, let’s privatize this famous 18th-century Roman fountain, too

Why stop at the Palace of Fine Arts when there's a whole world of cultural landmarks to exploit? By Laura Fraser  NOVEMBER 18, 2015 -- Editor's Note: This Thursday (Thu/19), the San...

Censored: Ten big stories the news media ignored

Even in the social-media era, when a small news outlet can create a viral story, some of the biggest news of the past year never got to most of...

A map of our vanishing public space

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project's latest interactive visualization details the attack on SF's fragile commons.  By Marke B.  JULY 10, 2015 -- "We knew from Google Bus protest actions and the Mission Playground/Dropbox...

The battle over SF bus stops

As foes of the Google Bus deal take their case to court, a state bill would legalize the privatization of public bus stops By Sue Vaughan APRIL 24, 2015 -- The...