Monday, October 26, 2020

Tag: State Senate

Wiener tries to look progressive in debate

But that requires a bit of historical revisionism, since his record has always been very moderate on police, housing, and homelessness.

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

A displacement housing bill barely dies — but it will come back

Measure to turn any single-family lot into four units -- with zero affordable housing -- is the top of the Scott Wiener/Yimby agenda.

Two opportunities to address Black housing inequities

Midtown in SF and Golden Gate Village in Marin could become models for Black self-determination.

Fielder shows surprising strength in state Senate fundraising report

Incumbent state Senator Scott Wiener and his challenger, Jackie Fielder, have raised almost the same amount of money between February and June, campaign finance reports show. That’s remarkable: Wiener is...

Campaign money and what it shows: District 7

The latest campaign finance reports—which show a lot about how state and local races are shaping up—are now on file, and they indicate some important, if unsurprising, patterns. We will...

Bill that could cost SF $50 million up for key Assembly vote

A bill that could cost San Francisco as much as $50 million in lost affordable housing money comes before a key state Assembly committee tomorrow, and the chair, SF’s...

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...

Tom Ammiano’s feisty new memoir tells all, from Milk to mayoral run

"It's not about votes or vetos, it's about building movements," veteran politico and revered gay activist Tom Ammiano tells me, surveying the current local political scene. "What the Board...

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...