Editorial

Sunshine smoke screens

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EDITORIAL There are danger signals coming out of City Hall these days, some not-so-subtle indications that the city's open-government laws might be quietly coming under attack. Read more »

Read James Chaffee's response

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Contact: James Chaffee 584-8999 

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Being Vexatious Down At the Public Library Is a Virtue

Open Letter to the SF Bay Guardian

The one thing that history has taught us is that if there is going to be responsible democratic government, there better be process, openness, access and respect beforehand, because there will never be accountability afterward.  Read more »

The right housing fees

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EDITORIAL The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed what we reported a month ago: The Board of Supervisors has effectively put in place a moratorium on new market-rate housing on the east side of the city. Read more »

The condo war continues

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EDITORIAL The San Francisco Planning Department is having a little trouble dealing with the fact that for the moment no more condo developers can build high-priced units in the eastern neighborhoods. Read more »

Make Wal-Mart pay

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EDITORIAL According to the University of California's Labor Center, the state spent $86 million last year paying for heath care and social services for the families of people who work at Wal-Mart. That's right: Wal-Mart pay is so low, and so few of its workers have decent health insurance, that a lot of employees wind up using public health clinics and the taxpayers foot the bill.Read more »

SF's private police force

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Since long before the turn of the century, San Francisco has had a posse of private police officers patrolling the streets. Back in the 1870s, they were effectively vigilantes; by 1935 they'd become a bit more controlled in their behavior and won official recognition in the City Charter. They're called patrol specials. Read more »

Don't deregulate cabs

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It's not a great time to be a San Francisco taxi driver. High gas prices are taking cash directly out of drivers' pockets, and fares haven't kept pace. The only thing that seems to be solid is industry profits: According to a December 2005 city controller's office report, cab companies have been making healthy returns even in bad economic times. Read more »