The Chron announced this morning the “winners” in the campaign fundraising races for 2018 and 2019, after the candidates filed their July 31 six-month disclosure statements – and it appeared from the story that Sup. Jeff Sheehy was well ahead of challenger Rafael Mandelman. And this morning, I got a press release from the Mandelman [...]
Homelessness has been a problem in San Francisco for most of my life. I was a high school intern working in City Hall over the summer of 1990, as Mayor Art Agnos struggled to resolve the giant homeless encampment that had taken over Civic Center Plaza. Agnos eventually cleared the plaza but he wasn't able [...]
Next year’s election is already shaping up for District Eight Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, who will have to compete against well-known progressive Rafael Mandelman.
City College of San Francisco, one of the largest community colleges in the nation, won its bid on Friday to stay accredited, ending a years-long fight to stay open.
We are all in this together. I believe that deeply, and that belief motivates my politics and my civic engagement. I think it’s what makes me a Democrat, and it’s what makes me believe that each of us has an obligation to “give back” or “pay it forward.” It also animates my understanding of my [...]
I grew up in the General Motors factory town of Saginaw, Mich., raised by a single mom. She cleaned people’s houses by day and started taking night courses at the local community college to get a better job when I was 9.
Don't argue with the umpire. That's been the mantra of City College of San Francisco trustees for a year as they have struggled to satisfy the requirements of a stern accrediting commission without back talk or complaint. But now that the commission has said it will revoke the college's operating license next year and state [...]