Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Tom Ammiano

Progressive debate offers a bit of candidate clarity

What a difference two weeks and a different venue makes. The three leading candidates for mayor all said they supported, more or less, Sen. Scott Wiener’s housing bill that would...

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Tom Ammiano called me this morning to say he was going to dial 911. “I just realized I agree with Willie Brown,” he said. That doesn’t happen often to me,...

Remembering Dennis Peron, who helped legalize weed

Way back in 1996, when Proposition 215, the measure that legalized medical marijuana in California, was on the ballot, I was on the old Friday night talk show on...

The big winner in the mayoral vote …

The New York Times, which has local reporters and ought to know better, ran a headline last week stating that the progressives had “ousted” London Breed and replaced her...

What the new mayor’s race poll really shows

The first poll on the 2018 mayor’s race offers some surprises – and a lot of information that is really not surprising. I’ve obtained a copy of the full poll,...

Some sunshine for the mayor-go-round

If we can say anything about the process for choosing the person who will run San Francisco’s executive branch for the next five months, is this: Most of us have...

The next mayor may serve for 10 years. And candidates have 27 days to decide

It was very strange to go to the Board of Supes Question Time today and not see Ed Lee. I’ve concluded that under Lee, the idea of the mayor joining...

Lee’s death shocks the city

Mayor Ed Lee’s death last night shocked the city. He was relatively young, had no apparent health issues, and showed no signs of slowing down his energetic pace as...

Tenants call out Chiu on key rent-control measure

A group of San Francisco tenants and advocates delivered an eviction warning to Assemblymember David Chiu today, urging that he help push a repeal of the notorious Costa-Hawkins bill...

Unlikely coalition demands better cannabis law

A press event on the steps of City Hall brought together an unlikely coalition of San Francisco politicians to speak out against recent developments in the city’s cannabis regulations. “The...