A San Francisco metropolis council member who urged that the Blue Angels must be banned from town’s airspace expressed his frustration Sunday about exterior criticism of town and its insurance policies.
District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston, a self-described Democratic socialist, requested why so many exterior San Francisco – with no connection to the Bay Space – are “so targeted on San Francisco housing coverage and consistently attacking SF tenants, BIPOC residents, and progressive native elected officers? It’s actually unusual.”
The tweet elicited many replies commenting on the excessive value of dwelling and housing scarcity in San Francisco, points that spill into different cities and jurisdictions.
“Real reply: SF is floor zero for the housing scarcity in the US, and elected officers there proceed to make excuses to do something however construct sufficient housing to maintain up with financial development,” wrote one Twitter consumer.
“Nobody else desires their very own electeds getting the identical concept,” he stated.
One other Twitter consumer requested Preston to supply precise citations of individuals “attacking SF tenants (and) BIPOC residents.”
“The criticism of allegedly progressive elected officers I see is as a result of their (your) insurance policies have contributed to creating SF and coastal CA unaffordable for low and center earnings residents,” he wrote.
Even Redwood Metropolis Mayor Giselle Hale weighed in, noting that each of their cities are related by their employees and residents.
“Dean, hiya from Redwood Metropolis, the place we produce housing. Your borders are permeable. My residents work in your Metropolis and your employees stay in mine,” she tweeted in response to Preston. “We share the identical transit programs. We’re a Peninsula, not an island.”
Fox Information Digital has reached out to Preston’s workplace for remark.
Criticisms apart, San Francisco is, ultimately, a metropolis that has acted as a testing floor for sure insurance policies which have unfold elsewhere, together with the U.S. authorities.
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Former San Francisco District Lawyer George Gascon – who’s now the District legal professional of Los Angeles County – co-authored Prop 47, a controversial invoice that critics say led to an increase in felony exercise all through California.
Earlier this 12 months, San Francisco voters ousted embattled District Lawyer Chesa Boudin following a recall effort centered on his dealing with of rising crime throughout town.
Different progressive district attorneys and their insurance policies had been typically in comparison with Boudin. Steve Mulroy, Memphis high prosecutor who was sworn in on Aug. 31, instructed Fox Information final month that some progressive district attorneys “might have tarnished the model” and he was studying from their errors.
Moreover, many outstanding politicians obtained their begin in San Francisco earlier than shifting on to greater – and extra influential – workplace. These embrace Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Governor Gavin Newsom who has overtly been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.
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In 2008, after the California Supreme court docket deemed the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom famously gloated earlier than the cameras: “As California goes, so goes the remainder of the nation. It’s inevitable. This door’s huge open now. It’s going to occur. Whether or not you prefer it or not.”