Once more unto the breach: The fate of Prop. C is now wholly in the lawyers’ hands

By Joe Eskenazi : missionlocal – excerpt Mayor Breed’s gesture aiding Prop. C, the homeless measure she opposed means less than you think. But, also, more. The election is over. The winners have won, the losers have receded, and, as is the tradition, the losers’ backers will now make donations to the winners. This is … More Once more unto the breach: The fate of Prop. C is now wholly in the lawyers’ hands

Election 2018: Local politics in the age of Godzilla

By Joe Eskenazi : missionlocal – excerpt Godzilla, that stalwart of the man-in-a-dinosaur-costume-stepping-on-toys genre, emerged from the depths of the sea in 1954, and has been featured in 32 sequels. The spectacle of watching an oversize rubber iguana go full Keith Moon on an elaborate, flaming set of obvious papier-mache landscapes populated with dollhouse cities and … More Election 2018: Local politics in the age of Godzilla

How a tweet turned Prop. C from an underdog to a winner

By Heather Knight : sfchronicle – excerpt When any seemingly long shot campaign winds up striking it big, observers wonder: What was the secret? The key? That splash of fairy dust that turned the likely loser into a winner? For Proposition C, the ballot measure to raise taxes on big businesses to fund homeless services … More How a tweet turned Prop. C from an underdog to a winner