Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: State of the city

SF has exploited, failed, and bankrupted its taxi drivers

Mayors Lee and Newsom sold pricey medallions to make money--then let Uber and Lyft make those investments worthless. The drivers deserve help.

Finally, a state Senate debate

Plus: The municipal corruption scandal and the state of the city's economy. That's The Agenda for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Breed’s State of the City: Let’s all work together

I have a lot of issues with Mayor London Breed’s State of the City speech, and I will get to that in a moment. But I have to say: I...

A more inclusive city budget, housing that doesn’t get built …

The new Board of Supes starts its real work this week, and one of the opening events will be Question Time. The mayor can pretty much duck any debate...

Arts Forecast: Gray Area Festival lineup, Laborfest, Fillmore Jazz Fest…

ARTS FORECAST Lots of fests coming at you fast! We've got details below, but here's a future one to put on your radar: The Gray Area Festival in the Mission, Thursday...

The Agenda: Ron Conway gets his way

Two of the leading candidates for mayor told me this week that they think something went very wrong with the Planning Department’s decision to move forward the application for...

Transportation, housing, criminal justice, and climate change. That’s ….

The national news media still seems to be talking about the relatively minor incidents of violence in Berkeley when the white supremacists came to town last weekend. I have...

Transit, housing, criminal justice and climate change. That’s …

The national news media still seems to be talking about the relatively minor incidents of violence in Berkeley when the white supremacists came to town last weekend. I have...

The case for a homeless shelter in Bayview

  It’s Friday afternoon at the drop-in center known as Mother Brown’s on the corner of Jennings Street and Van Dyke Avenue. Despite the iron-gated door fronting the entrance, people...
sanctuary

Trump orders to strip federal dollars for sanctuary cities; is SF up for the fight?

 On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's officers visited a home in San Francisco’s Mission allegedly looking for a "sex offender" sought for deportation. This came a day after President Trump signed...