Stories about Taxes
Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26
Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.
The IPOs will make the housing market even worse. Should we use the budget surplus to build affordable housing? That's The Agenda for April 21-28.
Supes committee to vote on Breed's Rent Board appointee -- and on a measure to control surveillance in San Francisco (which the cops are trying to derail). That's The Agenda for April 16-21
Sup. Gordon Mar is raising the issue -- and asking about how to make sure the tech companies pay for the impacts they are having on the city.
... plus big city contracts that never got the proper oversight, smoking weed in public -- and Scott Wiener's plan to further gentrify San Francisco. That's The Agenda for March 11-17
Mar offers plan to fund teacher raises, and it appears the progressive supes are going along, setting up a confrontation with the mayor.
Mayor, supes have some competing priorities for money from education fund. Plus a vacancy tax -- and why we need it. That's The Agenda for Feb. 4-11.
Even at Davos, you can't avoid the reality that one of the biggest problems facing humanity is economic inequality. Now if Newsom and Breed would only join the discussion....
Economic inequality and climate change will doom human civilization unless we take some pretty serious steps. I'm waiting for the candidate who is willing to say that.