Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tag: Scott Wiener

SF Democratic Party endorsements go (mostly) to progressives

The San Francisco Democratic Party endorsed candidates backed by the progressive wing in five of the six seats last night, with the D7 and D11 endorsements a bit unusual. Most...

The end of Shahid Buttar’s campaign — and the lessons

Shahid Buttar’s campaign against Rep. Nancy Pelosi was always a longshot. He was challenging the person most responsible for challenging Donald Trump, and while Pelosi has angered some progressives...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Less than a week after hearing oral arguments on the validity of the city’s big-business tax to fund homeless programs, a unanimous panel of the state Court of Appeal...

SF bars push to reopen in July, alongside restaurants

The Newsom administration continues to announce and refine guidelines for business re-openings in California. Much of it depends on on counties hitting certain thresholds for COVID infections and hospitalizations—we're...

Big money from the cops is becoming politically toxic

One of the positive results of the past week of in-the-streets outrage is the increased focus on politicians who take money from law-enforcement organizations – and on the possibility...

SF Pride Parade and Celebration cancelled on 50th anniversary

San Francisco Pride announced today that it is cancelling this year's June Parade and Celebration—the largest in the Western United States—as COVID continues to take its toll. (Pride now...

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

"There is a density level in NYC that is destructive. It has to stop and it has to stop now. NYC must develop an immediate plan to reduce density."...

Court agrees to put evictions on hold

Under immense pressure from local officials and state legislators, the Superior Court finally agreed today to delay all eviction cases (except those involving violence) for 90 days. That’s a huge...

Latest person caught up in scandal was a major political player

Another major player in San Francisco politics in in serious trouble in the ever-widening City Hall scandal. Rodrigo Santos, an ally of former mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Ed...