Libertarian Party of San Francisco News
- Legislation being approved by the current San Francisco Board of Supervisors should prompt property owners to ask themselves, “Who owns this building anyway?!” Owners of residential rental property would need to add a couple more question marks and exclamation points to that question.
- Written by Starchild
Public awareness of routine police violence, a serious problem in many parts of the world, has perhaps never been higher. The problem is not new of course, but thanks to the widespread use of video recording devices it has become much more visible.
November 9 celebrates the birthday of Hedy Lamarr. By all accounts, the most beautiful woman in the world, as well as one of the smartest. History has it her day job was actress, and her after-hours contribution to science was technology not only capable of scrambling enemy frequencies but also morphing as the precursor of today’s wireless gadgets. If you have not seen Hedy Lamarr’s ground breaking film, Ecstasy, you should – a good example of libertarianism trying to survive in a controlling world.
- Mayor Ed Lee announced the proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) in September, and he and Supervisor Katy Tang have been doing yeoman’s work communicating to San Francisco residents the reason for and benefits of this program. Also, the San Francisco Planning Department has done its job in posting all details of the program and of the program’s background on its website.
Thanks to loyal supporters of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco, the LPSF had enough funds in its modest treasury to file four paid ballot arguments which will appear on the November 2015 voters’ pamphlet. If it were not for our commitment to serve as sometimes a lonely voice standing in opposition to government overreach, the many egregious proposals forever appearing in the voters’ pamphlet would go unchallenged. That commitment is only possible because of supporters who, not only keep our lights on, but also enable us to make our case in favor small Constitutional governmentS at the local, state and federal levels.
June 15, 2015, marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede, southern England. From this “Great Charter” emerged the concept of a written social contract spelling out freedoms.
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos had his chance to present his proposal for a moratorium on market rate housing in portions the of Mission during the June 2nd Board of Supervisors meeting. Without doubt this was the longest Board Meeting in recent memory, 2:00 pm through 12:00 am, mostly taken up by public comment, most of which as expected in favor of the moratorium as a way to 1) stop displacement, 2) preserve culture, 3) respond to the human right of subsidized housing. The few that spoke against the moratorium addressed 1) failed housing policies that go back decades, 2) years’ long planning that finally gave developers the go ahead to invest in projects that are now threatened, 3) rules appr