Avalos created a "win-win" deal. But will he ... win?Remember when Assemblyman Jerry Hill tried to foolishly kill San Francisco's prized local hire law with his own legislation earlier this year? Nobody could really understand his motivation, apparently not even Hill himself. Ever since he labele ... More >>
Local hiring is still an option, not an obligationUpdate: Paul Rose, spokesman with the MTA, returned our call just now and said that the agency would not delay the bidding process. He pointed out that any delays could result in the loss of federal funding. Original Story, 2 p.m.: Yesterday, The ... More >>
Preserving the futureIn its effort to preserve the past of San Francisco, the Historic Preservation Commission might just be hindering the city from having any kind of real future -- one with affordable housing, good transit, and healthy redevelopment. It was a good thing for San Francisco when v ... More >>
Going, going, goneThe final word is in: after more than a decade of activism and negotiations, the Mirant Power Plant will be closing for good by the end of 2010.
"There was really no need to have these dirty power plants continue to exist in San Francisco," City Attorney Dennis Herrera tol ... More >>