Because Richard Nixon earned the reputation as "Tricky Dick" and was later associated with the Watergate scandal, many Americans mistakenly believe that Republicans have a monopoly on dirty tricks. They don't.
Kuehl is well-known for her legislative skills, her compassion, and her quick sense of humor. What many don't know is that she's also a policy wonk who already understands the details of LA County's complex $26 billion budget.
Cindy Chavez is running for Supervisor District 2 in Santa Clara County. In March, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors called a special election to fill the vacancy for Supervisor in District Two. The primary will be held June 4th.
Some victory laps are expected, and some are not. S.F.'s agreement with the America's Cup organizers is finally going to the full Board of Supervisors next week. Many are relieved, but the manner of this victory lap is particularly odd.
A little noted Laura's Law Progress Report quietly filed by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health earlier this year shows Laura's Law has reduced the incarceration and hospitalization of people with severe mental illness.
I am pleased this year's budget was passed with less conflict than in past years. But ultimately, this year's budget, passed by an interim mayor, is full of interim solutions to our long-term budget challenges.
Two-thirds of street trees are the responsibility of adjacent property owners, even if they didn't plant the trees, don't know how to care for them, and don't want them. It's not surprising that maintenance by property owners is spotty.
Five members of the Board of Supervisors want to revisit fights of the past by dismantling Care Not Cash, San Francisco's landmark policy that has delivered real results for thousands of formerly homeless San Franciscans.