Saturday, May 15, 2021

Tag: Sandy Fewer

An SF city bank is not only possible — it’s a great idea, budget analyst concludes

San Francisco faces no legal obstacles and no significant policy problems with creating a municipal bank, a recent report from the city’s budget and legislative analyst concludes. The report, released...

The Agenda, July 17-23: Ballot politics and cannabis

Sup. Aaron Peskin is asking his colleagues to sign Tuesday/18 on to a resolution opposing AB 943, the state measure that would make it harder for citizen initiatives to...

SF public power agency under attack

The majority of the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee voted today to effectively cut funding for the only city agency that has a mandate to push for public power...

What if everything the national Democratic Party leaders think about campaigns is wrong?

You could fill half a library with all the post-election analyses, recriminations, post-mortems and debates over the worse debacle to hit the Democratic Party in decades. We all know...

Supes, mayor fail on immigration

Everyone involved is putting a (fairly) nice face on it, but the reality is that the Board of Supes Budget and Finance Committee’s rejection of adequate funding for the...

The Agenda, Feb. 13-19: Can Mayor Lee really deny funding to defend immigrants?

Mayor Ed Lee has said on repeated occasion that he doesn’t want to send city money to the Public Defender’s Office to represent undocumented immigrants. I asked him about...

Early local results: A very mixed bag

You can’t stipulate anything with the election, since it’s so odd and frankly fucking scary. But it we assume that the early absentees in San Francisco are typically conservative,...

The Agenda, Election Day issue: Will Big Tech take over SF politics?

There’s not much going on in San Francisco government this week, because everyone is focused on Election Day. A few thoughts: We have no idea who is going to vote. That’s...

Tech money and soda money

I just got a Facebook ad promoting Josh Arce for supervisor in District Nine. I suspect if you live in D1, D9, or D11 you’re getting similar ads for...

Community, labor leaders protest scary Big Tech dark money

The flood of sleazy dark money coming into Districts 1 and 11 got the attention of labor leaders and community activists, who met on the steps of City Hall...