Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Sierra Club

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

The New American Oligarchy of Wealth and Privilege that seized control of the United States two years ago with the election of President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress...

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Calvin Welch has been a dedicated housing activist and progressive leader for decades, but we have consistently disagreed with him about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and about what is...

The Agenda: Standing up to the cops

Tuesday/1is International Workers Day, celebrated in countries around the globe, but not (officially) in the United States. It’s also the day when 48hills celebrates its Fifth (!) Anniversary as...

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

The Board of Supes voted today to oppose State Senator Scott Wiener’s real-estate bill, SB 827, which would upzone most of San Francisco.  The discussion over the bill became a...

Wiener endorses Breed as battle over SB 827 heats up

State Sen. Scott Wiener endorsed Sup. London Breed for mayor today, putting her squarely in the Yimby camp that supports SB 827 – and along the way, putting Wiener...

Progressive groups promote Kim-Leno dual endorsement strategy

The chorus or progressive groups endorsing both Sup. Jane Kim and Mark Leno for mayor continues to get louder, with the Milk Club, the Sierra Club, the Tenants Union,...

Newsom’s agency folds on waterfront case

The proposed settlement agreement announced Wednesday in the State Lands Commission’s lawsuit to overturn Proposition B represents a near-total concession by the state. It also suggests that Lt. Gov. Gavin...

Campaign Trail: Breed, SuperPACs and D8 campaign money

SuperPAC money has been one of the defining issues of the early parts of the mayoral campaign. Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim have both signed a pledge to...

Scott Wiener’s war on local planning

On January 19, I attended UCLA Extension’s 2018 Land Use Law and Planning Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Seated in long rows of tables under...

How we beat Airbnb

San Francisco has set another first in the annals of the tech economy: a 50% reduction in the number of Airbnb listings for the City and County. The curious...