Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: Tom Ammiano

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...

OPINION: The progressive movement was the winner in this election

San Francisco just went through one of the most memorable elections in decades. The mayor’s race was the closest in modern San Francisco history, with Board of Supervisors President...

Stopping Facebook at SF General Hospital

People rallied Saturday at the San Francisco General Hospital, to demand that patients’ personal information stay private and to protest the newly proposed policies in the federal department of...

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

I shouldn’t have expected much from the first statewide televised debate for governor. I got even less. The two Republicans – John Cox and Travis Allen – both sounded like...