Please join me and tenant leaders from the Richmond and Haight-Ashbury for a Tenant Convention to be held on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m., at the Park Branch library (1893 Page St. between Cole and Shrader).
It will build on the momentum that was generated by the Our Richmond/No Eviction event that I convened on December 4, which drew over 70 participants from the Richmond eager to talk about what can be done to stop the eviction crisis that is tearing apart communities in District 1 and throughout the City.
Come and learn about what you can do if you or your neighbors are being faced with eviction and help us to plan for legislation to fight back.
This gathering is sponsored by the San Francisco Tenants Union, Housing Rights Committee, Causa Justa/Just Cause, Senior and Disability Action and ACCE.”
(I guess you got to click it to make it go, or go here.)
‘Cause if you think “Born and Raised” carries a lot of weight in San Francisco, it’s even more that way way out in the west bay.
Katy Tang is unlikely to make a big mistake before election day because she’s a do-girl who does what she’s told. She learned how to be that way from another District 4 do-girl, who consistently did what she was told.
Hey, are there any other do-girls on the Board of Supervisors? I don’t think so.
Oh, you are a sucker. Well, then be my guest – pay $48 for a number. And actually, and you’ll enjoy this, sucker, it’s already too late to get a good deal on registration for 2013. Prices be higher now.
Most people who aren’t professional runners don’t pay and here’s a good reason not to pay:
I know, why don’t you take out all these spaces and replace them with a separated bike lane or something, SFMTA?
After all, Transit First, right?
Oh, what’s that? These are the spaces that the Board of Supervisors and their aides park in for free every day so that’s where you just happened to end your campaign of completion?
But don’t you care about safety, SFMTA?
“This project seeks to implement aesthetic and safety improvements for all users of Polk Street between McAllister and Union Streets. In accordance with the City’s Transit First policy, improvements will primarily be focused on people who walk, use transit and ride a bicycle along Polk Street. The project is funded by Proposition B General Obligation Bonds and is part of an overall citywide effort to curb pedestrian and bicycle collisions and to provide a safe north-south connection for people on bicycles. Pedestrian and bicyclist collision and injury data on Polk Street point to a corridor in need of safety improvements for all those who share the road. In fact, the southern portion from Sacramento to McAllister Streets is part of the 5% of San Francisco streets that have more than half of the City’s most severe pedestrian collisions.”
“What everyone talks about, as a gimmick, is “affordable housing.” I served on the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission. We build tons of units of affordable housing, only to watch as people who live across the street from these units, who deserve to have access to these units, because of the lottery system and an organization — I’m not going to call any names, but they’re very organized, and they monopolize a lot of the affordable housing developments. So what happens to the person suffering through six roommates who wants to go to the next level? What happens to the people who want to come out of public housing and go to the next level? What happens to the people who suffered through, listening to the hammers and the construction and the lack of parking and everything else, why do they not have the ability to access this affordable housing? It’s because there’s one small group of people who control it, and they could care less who actually gets it.
That’s number one. Number two, you have some people being pushed out of affordable housing, and then you have others that are moving into that housing. And sometimes, the people who are in these different public housing developments — and I’m not discriminating against anyone, but sometimes they’re not even U.S. citizens — we are not doing enough to look at the people who are here now, and how we can help protect the folks who are here now and give them access to affordable housing. We’re so concerned about people coming from another state, or people coming from another country, making San Francisco attractive for everybody — except people who live here!
And I don’t mind people coming and moving here. I love diversity. I love meeting new people with new experiences. I love the different cultures — I think it’s great and makes San Francisco what it is — but we’re also continuing down a really dangerous path of wealthy and poor, and no in between. No place to go for the middle class. No place to go for the people who have stepped right out of poverty. No place. And the fact that I’m holding on for dear life, and I’m now the Supervisor — it’s really scary to me. We’ve got to look at all this affordable housing that we build, and how do we really give people opportunities. We get money from the federal government for housing, and they require a lottery system. But is it really diversity if one ethnic group monopolizes the lottery and gets all of the affordable units?”
(So when Asians and Asian-Americans complain of being bullied by African Americans in San Francisco public housing, this is the nativist attitude* that they are referencing)
Does one ethnic group in get _all_ the affordable units in San Francisco? Really?
And I’ll have to say that somebody sure still sounds pissed over stuff like this:
On it goes.
*The last time I’ve heard this issue discussed in the media was when former Mayor Willie Brown (apparently improperly) intervened in an individual case to get the only Asian / Asian-American family out of one particular PJ and into another PJ that already had Asian / Asian-Americans. They might have been the relatives of the woman who did his nails, something like that. This was in the 1990′s.
“You think I give a fuck about a Willie Brown at the end of the day when it comes to my community and the shit that people like Rose Pak and Willie Brown continue to do and try to controls things. They don’t fucking control me – you go ask them why wouldn’t you support London because she don’t do what the hell I tell her to do. I don’t do what no motherfucking body tells me to do.”
Hey, you think maybe she’s watchedYouTube, just a little?
(Hey, you know, the two times when Mayor Ed Lee did a little independent thinking since Willie Brown and Rose Pak got him appointed Mayor are when he appointed the fairly stupid Christina Olague to replace Ross Mirkarimi and when he advocated for the complete non-starter “stop and frisk program.”Perhaps he should just do what he’s told 100% of the time instead of 90% of the time?)
In any event, HERE COMES LONDON BREED:
And her boosters, including Renel in the Morning:
Kamala Harris, California Attorney General* Rachel Norton, San Francisco Board of Education Member* Netsanet Alemayehu, Fillmore Small Business Owner & Resident Jarie Bolander, Past-President, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association* Gwyneth Borden, Commissioner, San Francisco Planning Commission* Kimberly Brandon, Commissioner, San Francisco Port Commission* Raven Brooks, Executive Director, Netroots Nation* Reverend Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church* Juan Cerda, Board Member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club* Francee Covington, former SFRA Commissioner* & Hayes Valley resident* Sheryl Davis, Director, Mo Magic* David Dupree, Member, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association* Roma Guy, Co-founder, The Women’s Building* Margot Frey, Board Member, Alamo Square Neighborhood Association* Melonie Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association* Melorra Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association* Richard Hashimoto, President, Japantown Merchants Association* Andrea Jadwin, Co-President, Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association* Mike Kim, former President, San Francisco Young Democrats* Ted Loewenberg, President, Haight Ashbury Improvement Association* Dr. Joseph Marshall, San Francisco Police Commission* Larry Mazzola, Sr., Business Manager, UA Local 38 Larry Mazzola, Jr., President, Asst. Business Manager, UA Local 38 Renel Brooks-Moon, Broadcaster* Sandy Mori, Senior Service Advocate Thomas P. O’Connor, President, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798* Lateefah Simon, former Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights* Karen Weinstein, former Chair, Women’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Party* Brenda Wright, Commissioner, San Francisco Retirement Commission* Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 38