San Francisco is unquestionably a progressive town. All elected officials are Democrats. Compassion means rent control, subsidized housing, minimum wage, City mandated workplace healthcare and paid leave, free MUNI for students and seniors, and 17% of workers unionized vs. 11% nationwide. As for voters, they seem to revel in approving bond initiatives for all manner of spending.
Libertarian Party of San Francisco News
Today’s headlines proclaim that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously on January 20th to fund “free” Muni rides for “low to moderate income” seniors and people with disabilities. The press is parroting the wording in the SFMTA’s press release announcing the “free” service. Would it be too much to ask that City officials and the press quit using the word “fre
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ruled on January 16 as we expected – two more years of reprieve for City College of San Francisco. However, in spite of the media hype about CCSF celebrating another win, the bottom line in Judge Karnow’s decision is that,
We have not given out our two Libertarian Party of San Francisco awards for a while. We find it difficult to pick one recipient for our “Nanny of the Month” award among so many candidates. Our “Sensible Suggestion” award is rare. The last one went to Supervisor Mark Farrell in December 2012 for his support of entrepreneurial food truck vendors.
The Housing Crisis and the City’s Miracle Workers:
Although City planners have generated a great many ideas and goals within the past three years or so, they do not seem to be developing a cohesive and credible plan. One day they speak of the urgent need for affordable housing, below-market-rate units, or safeguards against evictions. The next day they promote high-end ecodistricts, transfer of capitalization and control of public housing to the private sector, and high density areas catering to higher-income workers.