So much going on right now in the local political world -- and some of it so ephemeral.
Chris Daly's progressive convention is June 2, coming right up, and we still don't have a candidate for mayor. Matt Gonzalez gives an interview to BeyondChron and says he's not ruling out a run, but won't be making any announcement in time for the June 2 event. Will anyone? Read more »
Ken Garcia, who just loves to bash the left, announced in his Examiner column May 15 that the progressives in San Francisco are in disarray because we don't have a candidate for mayor. That's one way to look at it.
The other way and, like many things in politics, it's not entirely true but certainly not false is that the process for choosing a candidate in this wonderful yet still pretty young progressive movement isn't like anything Garcia would understand.
These days most candidates for public office tend to select themselves. Read more »
I'm not going to jump to any conclusions here; I'm an innocent-until-proven-guilty kind of guy. But I will say that there's some very funky looking stuff in the daily papers right now about Sup. Jew. The Chron had the basics in its first-day story, but raised more questions than it answered, especially around the fact that Jew doesn't seem to be living in the house that he owns in the Sunset. Read more »
The good news -- and it's very good news -- is that the East Bay Express is no longer a member of the Village Voice Media chain that owns the SF Weekly. I'm a day late with this news; it's taken me a bit to process, because our ad director (and my good friend) Jody Colley has left the Guardian to go work with the new ownership. Read more »
Sup. Chris Daly has kind of a cool idea: he wants to hold a progressive convention to pick a candidate and a platform for mayor. The date is June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The place is the Tenderloin Community School. Read more »
Quite the hearing yesterday on the mayor's wi-fi plan. Newsom has a lot riding on this, and he got out his troops to insist that even slow wi-fi is better than no wi-fi in addressing the digital divide.
I have a real problem with turning over a crucial part of the city's future infrastructure to private companies. Read more »