Saturday, May 8, 2021

Tag: Tom Ammiano

Cops opposing reform come in big for Trauss, Johnson, and Ho

The San Francisco Police Officers Association, which most mainstream San Francisco elected officials are running away from as fast as they can, because of stuff like this, has just...

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

The New American Oligarchy of Wealth and Privilege that seized control of the United States two years ago with the election of President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress...

Arts Forecast: Green Thursday, Autumn Moon Fest, Comedy Day

ARTS FORECAST One of the great things about the tsunami of environmentalism hitting San Francisco this week is Green Thursday (Thu/13), during which a number of our larger arts organizations like...

Breed, Wiener endorse transphobic School Board candidate

A startling number of local officials, including Mayor London Breed and state Sen. Scott Wiener, have endorsed for School Board a candidate who helped lead the opposition to gender-neutral...

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices

We write in response to the Tom Ammiano and Jesse Stout’s editorial, “Yes we cannabis – even in Chinatown” which makes a number of uninformed and misleading claims in...

OPINION: Yes we cannabis — even in Chinatown

We love cannabis legalization, both personally and as a policy matter: healing the sick, employing workers, reducing criminal-justice disparities, and generating tax revenue for social services. A small minority of...

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Calvin Welch has been a dedicated housing activist and progressive leader for decades, but we have consistently disagreed with him about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and about what is...

Measure to tax big, rich corporations to fund housing for the homeless heads for November ballot

Sponsors of a measure that would raise hundreds of millions of dollars to build supportive housing, increase the city’s shelter capacity, and fund efforts to prevent homelessness turned in...

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

We just finished one election cycle, but the next one is already on us – and it’s shaping up as a key test of the newly elected mayor and...

Pride, 40 years after the Briggs Initiative

In 1978, it was scary to be a gay teacher. The Briggs Initiative, which would have banned lesbian and gay people from teaching in public schools, was headed for...