July 6, 2014 | SF can learn from housing initiatives in neighboring cities
By Joel Engardio
If we fear wealthy newcomers who drive up rents and alter neighborhood character, can we keep them out of San Francisco by making it difficult to build more housing?
The problem with that strategy is that rich people, like water, always find their way. They just pay more for what’s already here.
Without new housing supply — including reasonable density near transit for middle-class residents — we’re destined to become a city of the super-rich, the subsidized poor and the ... | Read More >
June 22, 2014 | Rallying cry for SF’s moderates
By Joel Engardio
In any other city, I’m considered liberal. I support health care as a right, Hillary Clinton for president and same-sex marriage in every state. I believe that we must address climate change and spend more on education than the military.
But it doesn’t matter in San Francisco: I’m still not blue enough for the “progressive” label here.
That’s because I also happen to believe potholes must be filled and buses and trains need to run on time before government employees ... | Read More >
June 18, 2014 | Plan C Becomes SF Moderates
Plan C Becomes SF Moderates
New Name Is Beacon for Residents Who Wish San Francisco Was Run on Common Sense
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 18, 2014 – Plan C San Francisco today announced that the organization has changed its name to SF Moderates. The new name more closely reflects the organization’s core values and its efforts to be a voice for moderate voters in San Francisco. The change is effectively immediately.
“We want to make it clear that ... | Read More >
SF Moderates Presents the 2014 Quality of Life Hero Award to Phil Ginsburg
Ginsburg’s Strong Stewardship of the SF Recreation and Park Department Creates World-Class Park System
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 18, 2014 – SF Moderates today named Phil Ginsburg, the General Manager of San Francisco’s Parks and Recreation Department, as the recipient of its 2014 “Quality of Life Hero” Award. Through innovative revenue strategies, Ginsburg avoided the painful budgetary cuts that have affected other ... | Read More >
June 18, 2014 | Annual Fundraiser
Please join board members and friends at our annual fundraiser on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30pm to learn more about this year’s achievements and our plans for 2014-15.
Don’t miss our keynote speaker, Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco’s innovate general manager of the city’s Park & Recreation Department – who will also receive our 2014 Quality of Life Hero Award!
Thanks to the generosity of Seligman Western Properties, this year’s event will be held at The Transamerica Pyramid’s Penthouse Conference ... | Read More >