Friday, January 15, 2021

Tag: Public Records

CASA’s secret New York junket

During the final meeting of the CASA Technical Committee on December 12, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf let slip that she and unnamed others had recently taken a trip to...

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has been planning a coup. Not the putsch kind of coup, where armed insurgents overthrow a duly constituted government, but an insidious takeover led by an...

Chronicle reporting on Kim backfires

A Chronicle story that was shaping up as a hit piece on Jane Kim was spiked this week after reporter Rachel Swan sent Kim a series of questions that...

Campaign trail: DCCC backs Leno and Kim

The Democratic County Central Committee Wednesday night voted to endorse Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim for mayor, leaving the third spot vacant after Sup. London Breed said she...

Low-income housing units lost in Oakland, study shows

Hundreds of low-cost residential hotel rooms have been lost in Oakland in just the past year, likely driving many people into homelessness, a new report by the Anti-Eviction Mapping...

SF ‘resolves’ homeless camps — but where do the people go?

After months of undertaking, all of the encampments in San Francisco’s Mission District have been “resolved” — in other words, moved off the sidewalks. Or at least that’s what...

OPINION: Jerry Brown can help police accountability

Imagine you are in your neighborhood when you see a police officer interacting with a civilian. You are confused by what you see, but you decide not to get involved....

Caltrans strands bicyclists on the Bay Bridge

On May 31, at a little after 8:15pm, Isidro Magana rode his bicycle onto the Bay Bridge. He was doing what thousands have done since the new bike path...

Where does the mayor get his polling data?

Where does Mayor Ed Lee get his polling data? Interesting question. I read in the Chron the other day that a new poll shows the mayor’s approval rating way in...

Key documents in Millennium Tower fiasco have gone missing

Two binders including critical information about the Millennium Tower, also known as the Leaning Tower of Soma, have gone missing, information presented at a hearing last week shows. The documents...