Steven T. Jones

This is strong?

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By Steven T. Jones
Frankly, I'm not terribly disappointed to hear that Matt Gonzalez isn't running for mayor. Having basically bowed out of public life after losing the last mayor's race, I just didn't see how he was a good rallying point for the progressive movement, let alone a real threat to win. Read more »

Charity or political corruption?

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By Steven T. Jones
PG&E just put out a press release patting themselves on the back for placing sixth on the San Francisco Business Times' annual list of the top 70 corporate donors to charity, thanks to the $14.7 million in donations the company made last year, it's biggest year ever. Read more »

Ethics equity

Matt Gonzalez's mayoral campaign faces fines three years later — so why were Gavin Newsom's infractions ignored?
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In the 2003 mayor's race, Gavin Newsom's campaign outspent Matt Gonzalez's nearly six to one, shattering all previous city spending records and leaving the campaign committee with a $600,000 debt that wasn't cleared for three years.Read more »

Whose Ethics?

Reformers say the Ethics Commission needs to alter its focus and honor the city's important grassroots political culture
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Part two in a Guardian series The read part one, click here.

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The San Francisco Ethics Commission is at an important crossroads, facing decisions that could have a profound impact on the city's political culture: should every violation be treated equally or should this agency focus on the most flagrant efforts to corrupt the political system?Read more »

Mean and shallow

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By Steven T. Jones
Leave it to the poets to find just the right few words, which is what punk legend, performance artist, and former mayoral candidate Jello Biafra did in today's Chronicle. In an article on how Chicken John is running for mayor, Biafra distilled down the perfect pair of descriptors for Mayor Gavin Newsom: mean and shallow. Read more »

Shape San Francisco's future

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By Steven T. Jones
Years in development and 600 pages thick, the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report is a policy wonk's wet dream, but perhaps a tad inaccessible for most people. That's too bad because this is the plan that could determine whether there will still be jobs and homes for the working class 20 years from now, or whether policymakers will let the free market continue to gentrify the city. Read more »

Wolf in candidate's clothing

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Green City: People versus death monsters

The danger of the Panhandle/Golden Gate intersection
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GREEN CITY Pedaling or walking along a Panhandle pathway is the essence of green, a simple act of sustainable living and connection to a natural area within an urban core. It's a calming, transformative activity — at least until you get to Masonic Avenue and the telling words painted on the path: "Death Monsters Ahead."

The death monsters, a.k.a. automobiles, that bisect this three-quarter-mile-long green runway into Golden Gate Park would be jarring even if traffic engineers had made that intersection the best it could be. Read more »

Arnold's thin green veneer

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By Steven T. Jones
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest hypocritical move to undermine California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions shouldn't surprise anyone. Read more »

Finally, a real Chicken takes on Newsom

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Chicken John's was among the first "Faces of Burning Man"
the Chronicle ran as part of their series a couple years ago.

By Steven T. Read more »