Endorsement interviews: Julian Davis for D. 5 supervisor

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Julian Davis, a candidate in District Five, has lined up some impressive endorsements. He's running to the left of the incumbent, Christina Olague, and talked about "why ordinary people can't live in this city any more." He told us that in the 1990s, the city of Chicago poured billions of dollars into affordable housing, and "San Francisco needs to think in the billions." He also called for a "comprehensive and aggressive revenue strategyl." You can listen to the entire interview after the jump.

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"He told us that in the 1990s, the city of Chicago poured billions of dollars into affordable housing"

Which is why Chicago is the wonderful utopia that it is today!

Huffington Post, 2011:

The 2010 Census showed the city of Chicago lost 200,000 people over the last decade. The city now has about as many people as it did in 1910. There are 181,000 fewer African Americans in the city, a whopping drop of 17 percent, and 72,000 fewer in the region as a whole.

Posted by Guestier Than Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

Really excellent interview. Important well thought out answers and plans, especially in regard to promoting worker co-ops as an economic ground shift.

However! Please rewind on the biofuels idea. Once digging deeper into this subject you'll find that biofuels and biomass are actually worse for the environment and the climate crisis than fossil fuels.

To get a good primer on why, go to http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk

Biofuels and biomass are ravaging the agricultural and forest lands, and local economic stability of millions in the global south through a dynamic known as Indirect Land Use Change, and are also actually increasing rather than decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

And this includes your proposal for increased digester gas. Because gas (methane) is over 100 times more powerful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas, producing more of it through such methods as digesting is incredibly problematic because a lot of it leaks in production, transport and use; thereby ramping up global warming not reducing it.

Capturing much smaller scale existing gas directly into local pipelines for fuel use is fairly benign, but producing a large excess of it on purpose definitely is not.

Most importantly, current climate crisis tipping points are so serious that all of the biological material that might be fermented into gas fuel and returned to the air through burning, should instead be composted (creating less methane) with the carbon in those materials returned to the earth for soil health and long term carbon capture in a process known as 'carbon' farming. We need to start aggressively drawing down carbon into the soil to dramatically lower its currently far too high content in the atmosphere, not just achieve zero net releases from burning.

So please look into all of this, hopefully to change course.

Otherwise, you have an awesome platform!

Posted by Eric Brooks on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 11:39 am
Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

he's a successor to all these misogynists who have held the office before. run for something that doesn't ask you to actually listen to people, j.d... youre not good at it.

Posted by waltin on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

Great interview. This is a man with a vision.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

As a D5 voter, I must say I'm very impressed by Julian's intelligence and poise. He has a great grasp of many issues facing our district currently. He's done an amazing job building support among our small businesses and is not on the take from Brown, Pak, or Conway. He'll help balance out the very pro-development supervisors that have taken over the BoS.

I'll be listening closely to Thea Selby, Christina Olague, London Breed and John Rizzo. I appreciate the excellent options we have. That said, I'm beginning to lean towards supporting Julian with my vote and $'s.

Posted by GOLSF on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

Trolls earn their name on this one. Julian is the best chance of defeating the political machine that is doubling down in District 5 with Olague and London Breed. Either we rally behind Julian or we officially make D5 part of the Rose Pak/Willie Brown Empire.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 6:31 am

Oh wait, I don't think you could.

Although a throwaway reference to the "one percent" could surely have been slipped in, along with an allegation of a vast right-wing conspiracy, perhaps?

And maybe a whine about Gore losing in 2000 for completeness?

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 6:50 am

*itself* the one packed with them.

Curious? No. That's not the right word; contemptible, obvious, predictable, diversionary, troll-like...

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 7:08 am

You're a walking cliche.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 7:17 am

the accusation that I'm posting as "Guest," which it is readily apparent that I'm not.

Troll II: phenomenal wastrel and forum malingerer.

Troll II falls *far* short of possessing the intellectual acumen required to defend the ridiculous positions it holds, and therefore resorts to all manner of imp'ing, non-sequitur, ad-hominem, and just plain old filling up the board pages with meaningless rubbish.

Troll II, I've said it before and I'll say it again. Please go get fucked.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 8:47 am

This is a political chatroom where anonymous people throw ideas out. What does it matter who is who when we're all anon anyway.

Chill, man.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 9:34 am

that's keeping the Progressive left in SF together. Were it not for his daily missives Ross Mirkarimi would still be in jail, Wal-Mart would have its largest superstore in history right in the middle of the Haight and abortion would be illegal in CA.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 9:59 am

Neither Selby nor Rizzo have the RP/WB force behind them, and they're both decent, hardworking people. I know they're not as shiny as Julian, but when it comes to public office, do you want someone blowing a whole lot of hot air, or someone who's going to work their behinds off to get the job — and not treat it as a stepping stone for something better and higher?

Ambition isn't always the best thing.

Posted by Guest II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

Selby, yes, but Rizzo? Running on his tenure on the SFCC Board? When it's on the brink of crashing due to financial missteps? Not a man I want dealing with the City's finances.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 12, 2012 @ 5:56 am

Milton Marks did the painstaking work to begin to root out the corruption of the Berg/Day axis that turned CCSF into a cash cow for Berg's political allies and corporate patrons. Rizzo came on board and became a partner in rooting out corruption. That corruption is what led to the financial improprieties at CCSF. Cutting off the head of corruption was fine and good, but there were still remnants of the Day/Berg regime in place who continued on as if nothing had changed. That Rizzo and Marks did not complete the job does not mean that they did not make demonstrable progress against the corruption that sent CCSF to the brink during their terms in office. It took decades to insinuate a corrupt regime at CCSF and it has taken years to make the progress that Rizzo and Marks did.

Posted by marcos on Sep. 12, 2012 @ 7:52 am

Urban planning that makes our cities livable is so important! Davis' plan to bring a billion dollars to San Francisco for affordable housing is doable, I believe. We can't just go along with the big development interests if we want to preserve quality of life in our neighborhoods.

At the same time, we must transform federal priorities -- away from militarism and war to rebuilding our cities and meeting other civilian needs. Davis recognizes that local dilemmas reflect nation-wide priorities, and that recognition is essential to really improving our situation.

Raymond Barglow
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 7:25 am

"He told us that in the 1990s, the city of Chicago poured billions of dollars into affordable housing..."

Bullshit! Chicago did NOT pour billions of dollars into affordable housing!

The vast majority of the billion$ spent by the Chicago Housing Authority has gone toward the elimination and downsizing of public housing [though, not necessarily a bad thing], in favor of market rate condos & apartments, with only a fraction of funds being devoted to the creation of affordable housing.

Plus, the total # of housing units HAVE NOT BEEN REPLACED on a 1-to-1 basis (whether market rate or affordable)!!

Davis is talking out of his ass.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

"He told us that in the 1990s, the city of Chicago poured billions of dollars into affordable housing..."

Bullshit! Chicago did NOT pour billions of dollars into affordable housing!

The vast majority of the billion$ spent by the Chicago Housing Authority has gone toward the elimination and downsizing of public housing [though, not necessarily a bad thing], in favor of market rate condos & apartments, with only a fraction of funds being devoted to the creation of affordable housing.

Plus, the total # of housing units HAVE NOT BEEN REPLACED on a 1-to-1 basis (whether market rate or affordable)!!

Davis is talking out of his ass.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

because his willingness to put himself on the record to a local news agency carries far less weight than your anonymous post here.

Guest please tell us what to think. We know nothing until an anonymous Guest tells us stuff.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

Julian Davis talking about "why ordinary people can't live in this city any more?"

This is the funniest joke I've ever heard. Julian has squatted in two different houses in district 5, and BRAGGED about it. This is a fact. His parents are millionaires and he enjoyed living for free and refused to pay rent in two different houses off the backs of hard working people who don't have millionaire parents.

He also has a convicted violent and criminal record as well as convicted drug charges. Don't believe me? Look it up, it's public record! Ha,

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

if the tenants union endorses him I'll be ashamed... all the "progressives" lining up like ducklings behind someone who doesn't have their best intrests at heart. there are better options in d5.

Posted by tenants union member on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

That's hardcore. Has he been admitted to the CA Bar yet?

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

Julian's parents are hardly millionaires. That's a load of BS... and a "violent criminal record"... big surprise to hear this lie used against a promising young African American male. Obviously the establishment has its trolls out trying to character-assassinate a rising progressive star. Don't believe the lies.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 13, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

You must have access to secret public records that we folks can't locate.
I don't want to call you a liar but, please post a link to these public record that you posted about.

Posted by DavidinSF on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

Fight the Powa, Julian! Fight da powa!

Posted by Guest on Sep. 12, 2012 @ 10:17 am

deliberately mis-spell words?

Feminists are the worst, with their "sistah", "grrrl" and "womyn".

Why do they think that makes them credible?

Posted by Guest on Sep. 12, 2012 @ 11:09 am

Sistah's gotta stick toogeva.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 12, 2012 @ 4:51 pm