Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Public Records

Growth machine wins big in Berkeley

Mayor who ran as a progressive sides with developer-friendly plan for Adeline Corridor.

Hypocrisy in the local zoning debate

Professors who argue that local regulations drive up housing prices appear to admit they have no credible data to back up that argument.

State auditor attacks local land-use authority

Study of housing agency finances veers into politically disputed territory.

Supes to vote on cops contract — as new records show history of blocking reform

Documents reveal a stunning pattern of the POA trying to prevent reforms -- but a deal to give the cops raises with no concessions is still pending approval.

Racist citations for minor offenses criminalize homeless people

New study looks at non-traffic citations, which can lead to arrests for behavior that wealthy white people engage in every day.

A quiet, sweetheart deal for the cops

The Board of Supes will meet in closed session Tuesday/18 to discuss negotiations with city employee unions, and one of the issues on the table is a deal the...

Supes, by one vote, reject public advocate plan

The San Francisco supes today refused by one vote to put a measure on the ballot creating a public advocate to focus on public corruption. Two of the supes who...

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

My poor puppy hates the fireworks. They’re loud and unpredictable. There are many theories, some of them pretty out there, as to why so many explosions are happening this...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

Breed orders repeated homeless sweeps, text messages show

Mayor London Breed routinely texts Police Chief Bill Scott and orders him to clear out homeless encampments, particularly in areas she frequents, public records recently released show. I have no...