Stories about Progressives

There are no Yimbys

It's not Yes in My Back Yard -- it's Yes in Your Back Yard. A perspective from a long-time working-class family home owner (aka Land Baron).

The Democrats come to town: Convention preview

The heated race for party chair. Plus: Should we expect disruptions (the Party doesn't want any) ... and a guide to local convention events.

SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

Big project at Divis and Oak could be issue in D5 supe race

Challenger Preston says luxury housing development needs more affordability and transit funding; where will incumbent Brown stand?

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.

Will the state Democratic Party support public power?

Plus: Kicking the NRA out of the SFPD, protecting the rights of minors to have a lawyer when they are questioned by the local cops -- and a Right of First Refusal for nonprofits to buy multi-family housing. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-17.

Supes close to deal on budget ‘windfall’

Mar offers plan to fund teacher raises, and it appears the progressive supes are going along, setting up a confrontation with the mayor.

New MIT study suggests the Yimby narrative on housing is wrong

Higher density leads to higher prices, not more affordability, a review of an upzoning experiment in Chicago shows.

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

Mar pushes Breed on budget accountability

Plus: Yee puts progressives in control of key committees.