As with many issues in San Francisco, the technology industry looms large in the background. Prominent tech names including investor Ron Conway, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams and former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer had all backed Breed. Conway, for one, has cited her commitment to easing the real estate crisis in a city where the median house price hit $1.6 million in the first quarter. … [Read more...] about San Francisco waits for mayor with two candidates deadlocked
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Breed fully supported the proposal and has often argued that encouraging new construction is as an opportunity to let luxury housing provide funds for middle- and lower-income living spaces. Kim emerged on the opposite end of the spectrum, arguing that it would allow developers to destroy the character of neighborhoods and would put more pressure on San Francisco to build while letting suburbs with minimal public transit off the hook. Leno and Alioto settled somewhere in the middle on the issue. … [Read more...] about London Breed Likely The Next Mayor Of San Francisco
In its first month of implementation, more than 3,300 people were housed, according to data on the program provided to The Sacramento Bee. Newsom sees it as a “compassionate” policy that helped the city shelter a large street population, while it built and acquired housing for homeless people. Cash welfare payments were exacerbating mental illness and substance abuse problems, Newsom said. People would get their bimonthly checks, he said, and buy booze, drugs and maybe get a hotel room for a few nights. … [Read more...] about Needles, feces still litter San Francisco. Could a Governor Gavin Newsom fix it?
San Francisco To Get A Record $100 Million To Fight Homelessness Former SF Mayor Wants To House Homeless People In Floating Shelter San Francisco Relocated Homeless For Super Bowl. Here’s What Cities Should Do Instead … [Read more...] about San Francisco Voters To Decide Whether To Tax Tech Giants To Fight Homelessness
SAN FRANCSICO (KGO) -- A political mailer that many people received this week and saw on TV and online is being called racist propaganda. "It's offensive, it's hurtful, it's disrespectful," said Mayor London Breed, who is disgusted by the political mailer, which equates a state housing bill with "negro removal"-- a reference to a painful time in San Francisco history. "I lived through it and it happened and we are still sadly living with the impacts," said Mayor Breed. "This is a person, along with so many other people, who continue to take advantage of our community and use it for the purposes of propaganda. They have no idea what it feels like to have had to suffer over the years in a situation like this." The mailer and TV ads have been seen throughout San Francisco this week, with a 1963 quote from author and activist, James Baldwin, which says, "San Francisco is engaging in something called urban renewal, which means moving the negroes out. It means negro removal." … [Read more...] about ‘Racist, offensive, propaganda’: San Francisco leaders react to political mailer