After decades of wrangling, a controversial $19.5 million contract with Shell was moments ago approved by the Board of Supervisors to inaugurate the city's "CleanPowerSF" program. The final vote was 8-3, with only Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Eslbernd, and Mark Farrell dissenting. That, incidentally ... More >>
Still no price tag attachedThe weeks leading up to Tuesday's election saw no shortage of hand-wringing among public-power advocates. With passage of PG&E-backed Proposition 16 -- which would have required a two-thirds popular vote before municipal governments could get into the electricity bu ... More >>
The White House handover has put us in a contemplative mood here at SF Weekly. Time passes, the seasons change, and the wheel of fate turns. But some things are constant -- among them the intellectual rigidity of San Francisco's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), a little-noticed board that ... More >>
A peek at the future of higher political education
Opponents of the Potrero Hill power plant expansion could use a lesson in organization.
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