Update: This article on "The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S." has become a series at SF Weekly. There are now several articles and even a Commonwealth Club program:
The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S.
The Worst Run Big City in the U.S.: The Muni Death Spiral
The Worst Run Big City in the U.S.: Let It Bleed
The Worst Run Big City in the U.S.: How the Happy Meal Ban Explains San Francisco
The Worst Run Big City in the U.S.: Inefficient by Design
SF Weekly recently ran an article with the subheading "Spend more. Get less. We're the city that knows how." Sounds like something we'd write here on LPSF.org, but it's an honest-to-goodness article printed on lots of dead trees...
"Despite its good intentions, San Francisco is not leading the country in gay marriage. Despite its good intentions, it is not stopping wars. Despite its spending more money per capita on homelessness than any comparable city, its homeless problem is worse than any comparable city's. Despite its spending more money per capita, period, than almost any city in the nation, San Francisco has poorly managed, budget-busting capital projects, overlapping social programs no one is certain are working, and a transportation system where the only thing running ahead of schedule is the size of its defici