Tim Redmond, Executive Editor of the website 48 Hills, the Secrets of San Francisco says that 17th District California State Assembly candidates David Campos and David Chiu are quite different candidates, especially on hard core economic issues. However, the race between them is now so close that it's all about who most effectively gets their voters to the mail with their absentee ballots or to the polls between now and November 4th, election day.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has refused to vote on Mayor Ed Lee’s budget for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission until the Mayor proposes an alternative budget that will not eliminate funds for CleanPowerSF, the renewable energy program that the full Board approved nearly two years ago. KPFA spoke to Sierra Club Board member John Rizzo.
Billionaire San Francisco tech investor Ron Conway wants to see Supervisor David Chiu, not Supervisor David Campos, become California's next 17th District Assemblyman.He's even reviving his 2012 smear campaign against Christina Olague for voting to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi - this time against David Campos.
Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson addressed the opening session of the first Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions Climate Conference 2014 at San Francisco’s Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, May 8. Jacobson says that it’s possible to convert the entire United States to renewable energy by the year 2050 and makes his points with an interactive map; clicks on each state display the possible distribution of wind and solar, the number of jobs that would be created, and the carbon emissions that would be eliminated. Ironically, Jacobson addressed this San Francisco audience just nine days after San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proposed to cut the entire $19 million dollars that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors set aside to create a renewable power option for the city’s residents.