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Tag: Tom Ammiano

City Beat: Dissecting the mayor’s interview on KQED. Plus: Ammiano Clean Energy bill moves forward — and why does...

By Tim Redmond APRIL 21, 2014 -- Mayor Ed Lee didn't really say anything new on KQED's Forum this morning, but he gave a few hints of his stand on...

City Beat: Immigration holds, evictions – and the loss of an entire city block in the Mission

Tom Ammiano, shown here at the David Campos for Assembly kickoff, has helped stave off thousands of deportations. By Tim Redmond APRIL 7, 2014 -- Guess what? The number of people...

Tracking the oil money (and sleaze) in Sacramento

By Tim Redmond The three Democrats in the state Senate who are now on forcible leave and under legal clouds all took substantial amounts of money from the oil industry,...

New report shows how the Ellis Act is abused

By Tim Redmond APRIL 3, 2014 -- The majority of the Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco conflict with the original intent of the law, a new study by Tenants...

The Leland Yee-Willie Brown connection and the culture of corruption

By Tim Redmond One of the most interesting bits of information in the massive affidavit that let to Sen. Leland Yee's arrest is a short phrase on Page 29. It...

Tom’s Town: Harvey Milk endorsements and LGBT political legacy

By Tom Temprano Although I spent last year as the president of the Harvey Milk Club, I was unprepared for the pretty-girl-at-the-prom attention that our club got during this past...

SF Democratic Party sides with developers on waterfront

The DCCC listens to testimony at its endorsement meeting By Tim Redmond March 12, 2014 -- To the surprise of some political observers (um, me), the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight to side with the real-estate developers and reject Prop. B, a measure that would require a public vote for any project that exceeds existing height limits on the waterfront. The vote was 13-12, and it included some surprises: Sup. Malia Cohen, who is facing a re-election challenge from a Prop. B ally, voted to support Prop. B – and Sup. David Chiu, who was a leader in the fight against 8 Washington, abstained, in effect giving the developers the edge. "This shows that the real-estate industry now controls the San Francisco Democratic Party," Prop. B author John Golinger told me after the vote.

Everyone in town (except a few landlords) is supporting Leno’s Ellis Act bill

State Sen. Mark Leno, with Mayor Ed Lee and Assemblymember Phil Ting By Tim Redmond FEB 24, 2014 -- A broad coalition that includes tenant activists as well as tech leaders...

Ellis Act reform effort starts in Sacramento

By Tim Redmond FEB 21, 2014 -- Efforts to reform the Ellis Act -- one of the key demands of the tenant rally this week -- are now underway. Assemblymember Tom...

Transparency is key to City College future

By Li Lovett FEB. 21, 2004 -- A student I advised at City College of San Francisco said to me recently, echoing the experience of others who found their path...