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Tagged with: Willie Brown

Preston seeks to shift local elections to higher-turnout years

Charter amendment could have far-reaching impacts on local politics.

New district lines would deeply hurt progressive politics in San Francisco

Astonishing gerrymandering blows District 5 into bits and divides up progressive voters across the city to give the conservatives a strong advantage.

The Treasure Island toll is regressive, pointless—and still somehow alive

The developers got a sweet deal, and now want to make low-income residents pay for the ferry service they need to sell high-end condos.

UCSF’s new hospital: A pretty building, but in the wrong place

The school's plans will make one part of the city more unlivable and the other part less healthy and wealthy.

Don’t blame progressives for problems like homelessness, drugs, and crime

Neoliberal mayors and their failed market-based policies have created the crisis that the left is now trying to solve.

Breed’s moves, and recall elections, could give her more power over local politics

She's just appointed a city attorney. In the next year, she could appoint a DA, a supervisor, and three School Board members. No wonder she's not opposing the recalls.

Drag legend Terence Alan Smith takes center stage in ‘The Beauty President’

As Joan Jett Blakk, the performer made two historic runs for president. A new short film asks what could have been.

Irony and casual corruption in the latest on the City Hall scandals

The rules don't apply to the 'city family'—and that's infuriating at a time when we need people to believe in government.

After more than a century, PG&E is finally on the ropes in San Francisco

The city's moving to establish a public-power system—but we should also talk about accountability for the politicians and media that enabled an illegal monopoly for so long.

Ruach Graffis, legendary SF cab driver and organizer, is dead at 74

Labor activist ends her life with dignity, surrounded by friends.