The Failed Experiment

The Class of 2000 made San Francisco its political petri dish.

Much of the potential for housing construction in the city is in old, formerly industrial areas such as South of Market or the Central Waterfront, along the Van Ness Avenue corridor, and in the eastern Mission, where anti-development homeowners haven't yet risen up to beat back developers.

If Prop. J passes, the board's legacy will be a California version of Venice, a tourist trap frozen in time where only the wealthy can afford to live.

For eight years, these politicians sought a change-agent reputation to match their Progressive Revolution name. It's ironic that their greatest legacy might be to set San Francisco in stone. If the progressive vision holds true, 50 years from now when good ol' Doc Brown sends Marty McFly forward to San Francisco in his time-traveling DeLorean, McFly will see that the city hasn't changed one bit.

Read more on the Class of 2000

The Class of 2000
Eight years after being swept into office, a once-disorganized band of neighborhood leftists tries to create a citywide political machine.
By John Geluardi

Class of 2000 Standouts
By Will Harper

Senior Memories
Some of the Class of 2000's stranger moments. ( a lot of them involve Chris Daly.)
Compiled by SF Weekly Staff

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