Tag Archives: childcare

SF Real estate powers pounce on Measure C

One assumes that the city’s real estate powers — Blackstone, Shorenstein and roughly 50 others — hate all measures that hike taxes on commercial real estate. After all, their No on Props C and D PAC — innocuously named the Committee for an Affordable SF — has over $1 million to stop either measure from succeeding. But only one of...

Dueling SF ballot measures for housing, childcare reveal a city more adept at politics than governing

A tax measure boosting childcare can beat a tax measure aimed at providing housing and homeless services, even if the former garners far fewer votes. How does that make sense? And why are voters forced to choose one or the other? Art Agnos was early. The former mayor had intended to merely endorse the reappointment of a city commissioner at...