Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Tom Ammiano

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 –...

Harry Britt, LGBT progressive pioneer, dies at 82

Harry Britt, who was a pioneering LGBTQ leader as well as a champion of the city’s left, died today at 82. Britt was a close friend and ally of Harvey...

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...

LGBT leaders take on elder abuse

Two longtime LGBT leaders are holding a special event Thursday/5 to discuss elder abuse in the queer community. The LGBT population of San Francisco is aging. The National Center on Elder...

Haney proposes sweeping reforms for public works

In the wake of the Mohammed Nuru scandal, Sup. Matt Haney is proposing a reform that should have been done years ago. He wants to put street cleaning –...

Political operatives try to defend dark money

The city’s new law mandating real disclosure for dark money in local elections is under attack – and the legal filing include some fascinating information. Todd David, who runs the...

Terence Hallinan, rebel and advocate for the oppressed

Terence Hallinan died Jan. 17, and in death got a lot more positive press than he ever did in life. The Chron ran a nice obit. The Examiner published a...

With Fewer retiring, Connie Chan takes up progressive banner in D1

District 1 has a remarkable political history. It’s not, by definition, one of the most left-leaning parts of the city. The voters who tend to be the most progressive...

Who’s paying for a D5 poll aimed at attacking Preston?

Somebody has paid for a poll in the D5 supes campaign that is clearly testing messaging that might be used against challenger Dean Preston – and it raises issues...

Will progressive Democratic Party slate collapse over D5 race?

The San Francisco Democratic Party will decide Wednesday night who to endorse in the fall elections – and there’s a schism in what was seen in the past as...