Re: Willie's Machine Defeated!
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> * Reverse the vote of the Board around the issue of citizens notThere is still public comment before the political brick wall that is
> being able to complain to the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission, instead of happening at the outset of the
meeting where we get to measure our speech in McCarthy and Stein's
hourly billing, the Planning Commission moved it to an indeterminate
time at the end of the meeting.
There should be two periods for public comment, first at the outset of
the meeting as is current for people who work in Civic Center as well
as seniors who might feel more comfortable coming to City Hall during
midday and second at a special order, like 5:30PM so that working
folks can petition the commission.
> * Enact immediately a housing emergency. Declare a moratorium on allThe Planning Department has some talented individuals working there.
> growth and vote legislation setting up elected neighborhood councils
> with power over planning, zoning, budget and economic development,
> Scrap the Planning Commission and Department.
The problem is that their work days are directed politically instead
of holistically. We need to leverage the knowledge those folks have
towards our ends. We need to eliminate the function of the Planning
Dept as a permit expediter.
Abolish the Planning Commission, replace it with district planning
commissions that can call upon the services of planners in the
Department in the department at the behest of the district supervisor.
> * Extend the right to vote to non-citizens; enact instant runoff;Instant runoffs might have unintended consequences. We need to think
> move to full public campaigning and ban corporate and soft money
this one through.
> * Withdraw all monies - budget and pension plan funds - from WellsFranciscans.
> Fargo and Bank of America and create a Bank of the City to invest in
> Health Care, low income housing and education for all San
> * Strenghten and expand rent control for housing and extend it toHave Johnny Burton, Migden and Shelley earn their keep in Sacto by
> commercial properties.
engineering enabling legislation granting San Francisco an exemption
to those laws.
> * End all prohibition of strike for public employees. Declare SanLemme see the democratic unions in place first.
> Francisco a closed shop. No businesses with strike breakers and
> union busting corporations.