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What's up this year? Lots!

- The housing crisis, Prop 10 and SB 827 (RIP (for now))
- Prop 5 (and the hope of a split roll measure in a couple of years?!)
- Prop 6 (lol this is going to lose I hope)
- When did Gavin Newsom disappoint you first?
- Feinstein vs De Leon (lol) and the state democratic party
- The state republican party (lol)
- Ballot Measure C in SF (this one seems nuts!)
- What is the deal with all the ballot measures, isn't that what we pay these people for?
- high speed rail (lol)
- single payer (lol)

Let's talk about it!

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:57 (five months ago) Permalink

someone explain SF measure C to me? is it doomed now breed, weiner, etc. are against it?

re: ballot measure 6, is apparently a lost cause at this point, ha, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-gas-tax-repeal-campaign-cash-20180930-story.html. but prop 10 is not polling well either (and is kind of a mess legislatively as i understand it): https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article219033985.html.

LA measure B (city bank) is cool btw, and the LA times sucks for opposing it.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:01 (five months ago) Permalink

I have no idea what's going to happen to measure C but I hope it passes. The split on the Dem side (Pelosi and various supervisors for it, bu Breed/Weiner/others against it) is kind of weird but idk how many voters really take their marching orders from Breed and Weiner tbh. Whereas everyone I know thinks bajillionaire companies paying more to house the people they've misplaced is a no-brainer.

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:17 (five months ago) Permalink

uh wtf at the DST prop?

I'm really behind the times, yall are going to have to hold my hand as I fill out my ballot. The only ones that seem clear cut to me on first blush are 6 (NO) and 10 (YES).

Catherine Power (Leee), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:38 (five months ago) Permalink

agreed on 6 and 10.

the DST prop changes nothing but it gives the legislature the right to consider and in principle make changes. DST kills a few people people every march. vote yes IMO on that one.

the bond measures (1-4) are all yeses for me.

prop 5 extends the infamous prop 13 (i.e. restricts localities ability to fund education by restricting their ability to tax massive real estate wealth). you could make the case that extends it to be fairer, but any extension of prop 13 makes the task of removing it politically tougher. so no on 5 IMO.

8 11 and 12 are classic examples of "What is the deal with all the ballot measures, isn't that what we pay these people for?" i guess i'd be yes on 8, no on 11 and yes on 12?

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:48 (five months ago) Permalink

Sent my ballot in the other day. Yeah C has been worth it just to see Benioff and Jack@Twitter complaining at each other in public.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:50 (five months ago) Permalink

given the financial structure that tech VC encourage (i.e. avoid making a profit), i like that ballot measure C is a tax on revenue, not profits.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:51 (five months ago) Permalink

caek did you go and get naturalized or somethin

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:54 (five months ago) Permalink

no i can't vote, so i'm telling as many people as possible how to vote instead

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:55 (five months ago) Permalink

that's very generous of you; if I couldn't vote I don't know how I could stand researching ballot measures

anyway not californian so y'all can do whatever as long as you don't come for our water

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:57 (five months ago) Permalink

also lol at gerry brown's veto statement for the 4am last call option

https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SB-905-Veto.pdf

"mischief and mayhem".

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:58 (five months ago) Permalink

xp
He's the Frederik B of California!

nickn, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:02 (five months ago) Permalink

ha i do live here fwiw

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:05 (five months ago) Permalink

much as I find the Salesforce tower annoying (I work right next to it), I have to say this guy's allright. Or at least better than most.

Benioff and Salesforce have donated to multiple San Francisco Bay Area causes including $250 million to support hospitals, $11 million to help the homeless, and $50 million to public schools. In his talk, he acknowledges that some of city's business leaders haven't been as generous.

"I have gone hat in hand to every high net worth individual in the city," he said. "I know who is willing to give money, and who isn't. I already have the list. I know if we're going to raise money for our schools, the homeless and hospitals, there's a group of people in our city who are willing to give. And there's a group of people in the city who give nothing based on the level of wealth they have. You're either for the kids, the homeless and the hospitals, or you're for yourself."

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:52 (five months ago) Permalink

graded on a curve he is easily the best of the bunch. SFDC has an obscure business relationship with ICE/CBP though.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:14 (five months ago) Permalink

I have to admit I don't know what Salesforce does.

Catherine Power (Leee), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Aside from putting their name on things around the city and buying Metallica.

Catherine Power (Leee), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:17 (five months ago) Permalink

Salesforce makes Rolodex-as-a-Service for your entire company.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:23 (five months ago) Permalink

considering the software they sell is basically a spreadsheet/database combo from the 90s, their research team is also bizarrely good at AI/ML, which is one of their reasons their involvement with CBP is unnerving.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:25 (five months ago) Permalink

I've used a few Salesforce databases in my job and basically a spreadsheet/database combo from the 90s seems about accurate. tbf there was a huge need/demand for this, so their success is not really much of a surprise.

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Also it’s a federal election so off topic but it’s interesting because of the top two primary so: the congressional election where I live is between jimmy Gomez (democrat) and a Green Party guy. I believe this is the only two candidate congressional election involving the greens in the country. Based on the lawn signs and the number of times they’ve canvassed our home, the Green Party guy is going to run away with it. (He won’t. He’ll lose by like 40 points.)

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:49 (five months ago) Permalink

I can't believe I am actually going to vote for Gavin Newsom for the first time in like 20 years? ... like I actually voted against him for Lt. Gov. because I hated him so much as SF Mayor and before that as appointed stooge to Willie Brown on the Board of Supes ...

otoh I'm kinda cool with Jerry Brown as governor, and I kinda hated him as mayor,

and actually a lot of the current bullshit in Oakland can kinda be laid at his feet, though not really. Like I don't think any one person can be held responsible for the incompetence, venality, and obstructionist idiocy that is a lot of Oakland government: the people that don't have to run for office, so they can be pretty much awful and stupid with few repercussions to their careers.

There's some new local version of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers sending out mailers to Oakland addresses arguing against voting for various property tax measures on principle.

Oh yeah, Yes on Measure Y -- extending Just Cause protection to people that live in duplexes and triplexes (as opposed to currently where it's like 4+ units)

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:54 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah latimes had a lot of dirt on newsom a few months ago but he was still one of the favorites

i'm still registered to vote but i'm not in the country anymore, but i would vote for newsom

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:03 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm with sarahell on the mixed feelings about Newsom. He is a guy who I *really* don't like or trust, even when a lot of his policy prescriptions and positions line up with mine. He's just a fucking slimeball that wants to be president really badly. Dunno if I will bother voting for him, he's almost certain to be the winner anyway.

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:35 (five months ago) Permalink

i remember being a local blogger about 10 or so years ago and my fave thing was comparing him to Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:37 (five months ago) Permalink

I think he is also a big fan of Huey Lewis & the News iirc

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:38 (five months ago) Permalink

I can't hate him, he stepped forward to support same-sex marriage at a time when most of the rest of the country was charging in the other direction

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:44 (five months ago) Permalink

comparing him to Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman

yeah you weren't alone in this the similarity is just too eerie

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:54 (five months ago) Permalink

he stepped forward to support same-sex marriage at a time when most of the rest of the country was charging in the other direction when it was most politically advantageous to him personally, handed the GOP a wedge-issue that helped get Dubya re-elected, resulted in the passage of Prop 8 in California actually *banning* gay marriage, and did not actually result in any valid gay marriages

fixed

that whole charade was nauseating, grandstanding at his worst. He knew he didn't have a legal leg to stand on and did it for the purposes of benefiting no one but himself.

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:55 (five months ago) Permalink

xp - even when in practice it was preaching to the choir and a high profile distraction from his pro-development/pro-corporate policies?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:56 (five months ago) Permalink

^^^

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

he has a history of this grandstanding, like when he wanted to improve the health of poor & working class San Franciscans by banning cigarette sales from chain stores with pharmacies -- that pretty much affected nothing except the ability to buy fairly low-priced cigarettes at Walgreen's stores. ... as opposed to walking a block or less to a liquor store and buying cigarettes

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55cG7EytB7M

omg I pulled up this video to show how fuckin obnoxious he was at the time and the closed captioning is wild

**APPLAUSE BY HOMOSEXUALS**

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

xp the conversation it started was a huge push forward for gay rights

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:59 (five months ago) Permalink

i don't think he literally tried to feed a cat to an ATM tho

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:00 (five months ago) Permalink

the conversation it started was a huge push forward for gay rights

he didn't start it - Alaska and Arizona already had gay marriage rulings on the books - he just made the splashiest (and emptiest) show about it. which is his modus operandi.

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:03 (five months ago) Permalink

xp Dan -- I'm not saying he's evil incarnate, just that it was a self-serving move. And it is often super useful to be reminded that in the central SF Bay Area, one lives in kinda a political bubble and that there is certain hair-splitting we do here, some more-progressive-than-thou type stuff, that looks ridiculous to most other Americans

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:04 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, and Oakland has a mayoral election ...

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:05 (five months ago) Permalink

Alaska and Arizona, come on. This *was* a big push forward.

Bush had already given his SOTU pressing for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Massachusetts was on track to start allowing marriages in May of that year. A backlash was going to happen in 2004. And Prop 8 was a direct response to the California Supreme Court recognizing marriage rights in 2008

agree that it was a partly self-serving move, but it was also a very good thing

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:11 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah, on paper he has done all the right things, but you read into the details of his life and he is a total slimeball

thing is, how else would you vote if not on what he has done and the positives more or less outweigh the negatives

i feel like this single payer healthcare program was hyped a lot in california, but like it's crazy when you do the math

i'm not against it though

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:36 (five months ago) Permalink

on paper he has done all the right things

not when he was mayor! he did a lot of not-right things

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:37 (five months ago) Permalink

as mayor his sponsorship of Prop N (Care not Cash) was very controversial

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:46 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah, i know what you mean

i guess i should say given the options

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:48 (five months ago) Permalink

I agree that policy-wise I'm compelled to vote for him, more or less. At the same time, I absolutely hate watching him talk and prior to our current scandal-goalpost-moving POS chief exec I would have assumed Newsom was a lock for doing something scandalously unethical/illegal that would tank his career. I guess we're going to find out soon enough.

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:51 (five months ago) Permalink

Well when the alternative is John Cox...

Catherine Power (Leee), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:58 (five months ago) Permalink

i was listening to an interview with scott weiner and he mentioned that brown had vetoed the 4am last call thing but he would bring it back next year and didn't expect any problems with newsom on that issue. there was then a weird moment where the interviewer and weiner acknowledged that yes, newsom is a known partier.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:17 (five months ago) Permalink

a friend of mine/former journalist wrote a semi-autobiographical novel that briefly features an obvious Newsom character riding around in a limo drinking champagne, doing blow and engaging in bisexual hijinks

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:23 (five months ago) Permalink

"That, in turn, should be the opening line of your novel.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:39 (five months ago) Permalink

god damn i need a voter guide who tf are all these yahoo local judges speaking in code

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 03:59 (five months ago) Permalink

i forget, are you in LA?

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:20 (five months ago) Permalink

some notable bills

AB 56!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Edwardo Garcia) would require a report on how to nationalize the energy industry for all residential customers.

— Louis Mirante (@louismirante) December 4, 2018

AB 68 (@PhilTing) is a MAJOR reform, allowing more casitas or accessory dwelling units. It allows more nice tiny homes in your backyard! Very cool.

— Louis Mirante (@louismirante) December 4, 2018

(already a big and surprisingly effective deal in LA county)

SB 50 has 11 co-authors, meaning the bill already has the support of fully ten percent of #caleg, and it is just day 1. Boy, this is gunna be a year.

— Louis Mirante (@louismirante) December 4, 2018

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 22:09 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Oof. pic.twitter.com/FFC1Ltg9TI

— 🌹RevolutionaryπŸ’₯ClownπŸ‰ (@RevClown) December 21, 2018

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Saturday, 22 December 2018 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Proposition-13-is-no-longer-off-limits-in-13492400.php

missing from this article: possible global recession right around the time we're asking people to vote for higher taxes on businesses.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Sunday, 30 December 2018 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Just as there's never a convenient time for an emergency, there's never a convenient time to raise taxes. It would be nice if governments around the globe all decided to shut down those off-shore shell companies used for tax evasion. That would raise a fair bit of pocket change.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah and of course it's exactly because of recessions that CA needs to diversify its revenue beyond pro-cyclical income taxes...

fajita seas, Sunday, 30 December 2018 23:34 (two months ago) Permalink

this is a good article on one aspect of that cyclical revenue hazard

https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-next-california-economy/

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

good point:

SB 827 didn’t pass but it moved the window. Marin’s state senator feels compelled to offer a housing bill. https://t.co/fiAQbjJq7v

— πŸŽ„ Dingnogitude! πŸŽ„ (@VamonosLA) January 2, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:06 (two months ago) Permalink

long thread of wonky stuff

New California Gov. @GavinNewsom is proposing a huge new investment in low-income housing and a host of new policies to boost housing production overall in his first budget

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) January 10, 2019

including this

Wow. Newsom now talking about housing. He says if cities and countries don’t meet their housing production goals, the state will take away gas tax money from them

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) January 10, 2019


Cannot underscore how big a deal this is. The new governor says if cities don’t meet their housing goals they will lose transportation funds. A huge stick. β€œIf you’re not hitting your goals, I don’t know why you should be getting the money.”

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) January 10, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:15 (two months ago) Permalink

it's all proposition 13

31,000 teachers are on strike in LA for smaller class sizes (and better pay), and the school district is pleading povertyβ€”we shouldn't forget some of the reasons why California's largest public school district is perpetually underfunded:

— Sam Dean πŸ¦… (@SamAugustDean) January 14, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Monday, 14 January 2019 18:06 (two months ago) Permalink

so has everybody dumped their PG&E shares yet cuz boy are we in for a rollercoaster

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink

*Nelson laugh*

California GOP lawmaker defects to Democrats in latest blow, blames Trump https://t.co/jglrzkyvCy

— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) January 24, 2019

"Republicans hold just 19 out of 80 seats in the California Assembly. The entire state legislative delegation from San Diego β€” long a stronghold of conservative politics in California β€” will be represented in Sacramento by Democrats."https://t.co/s8clk9cX3I

— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) January 24, 2019

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:46 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean the earliest mayor I remember from growing up in San Diego was Pete Wilson. Things have reallllly changed.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Pete Wilson, architect of the CA GOP's destruction

ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚, Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:51 (two months ago) Permalink

the baddest governor to ever grab a mic and go booom, iirc

sans lep (sic), Friday, 25 January 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Wonderful, now gas lines are erupting into massive walls of flames.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Just when you thought municipal infrastructural fires were limited only to rural windswept canyons or valleys...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:57 (one month ago) Permalink

whoah holy shit

I blame PG&E cuz why not

legislative fanboy halfwit (ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:03 (one month ago) Permalink

what?

DJI, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Wonder if the backhoe engulfed in flames had anything to do with it.

DJI, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

ya think

legislative fanboy halfwit (ΞŸα½–Ο„ΞΉΟ‚), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 22:23 (one month ago) Permalink

All 8 members of the PG&E crew are accounted for.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Former state Sen. Kevin de León is running to replace Jose Huizar on the Los Angeles City Council, ⁦@DavidZahniser⁩ reports: https://t.co/ttop40wUNw

— Laura J. Nelson πŸ¦… (@laura_nelson) February 11, 2019

icymi, what seems likely to turn into a huge development corruption scandal involving DTLA, overseas developers and several city hall offices (including garcetti's and herb wesson's, although currently only tangentially) began the morning after the november election when the FBI raided all the jose huizar (my guy!) offices, and carried out boxes of papers labelled "FUNDRAISING", and named his extended family in warrants. huizar is term limited and was hoping to install his wife, but what with the warrants and her particular involvement (apparent grifting on his behalf for his old private school?!), there's a vacancy.

de leon used to rep the state seat that included this council district, so it's not total carpet bagging. the CD now includes most of DTLA, so is perhaps the most influential CD, especially with the olympics coming up. there's a bunch of musical chairs going on in LA politics right now after garcetti announced he's not running for president, so this may complicate things.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Monday, 11 February 2019 16:41 (one month ago) Permalink

'carried out boxes of papers labelled "FUNDRAISING"'

^^^ it seems the new LAT guild has a clause in their contract that they have to mention this in every story they do about huizar btw

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Monday, 11 February 2019 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

there's this more-crucial-than-normal school board election coming up as well, with something like ten candidates on the ballot, all lining up to replace a guy who is gone due to a scandal over campaign contributions. seems like the new board member would be a key swing vote in the whole public schools vs charters thing. We very, very casually know one of the folks running, enough to nod in passing, but we're probably throwing our votes to someone else.

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink

when is that election?

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

March 5. I'm trying to find out more about Goldberg, she might be good?

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Hi Speed Rail DOA'd by slick Gavvy:

https://www.apnews.com/783b336c787a42fd9148986786ee73cf

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Stupid move

Norm’s Superego (silby), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I was passively listening to the state of the state this morning and thought I heard him say something about how "it would be unwise to back out at this point" and I took that as meaning he was still going forward, but I guess he must've been referring to the Bakersfield to Madera segment specifically. bummer, if the funding's not there, it's just not there, and no amount of optimism can change that. I've helped prepare EIRs for railroad realignment and doubletracking projects that were only 2 or 3 miles long, and the cost and schedule for those always reliably bloomed to at least 200% of the original contract estimate within the first few phases of design. so this is no surprise, but still a bummer.

del griffith, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

would love for him to wring out some of that grease from his hair and use it to lube up the political mechanism necessary to repeal prop 13!

del griffith, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:02 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^^^

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I've come to the opinion that the California HSR problems have been caused by poor management rather than poor political decisions or poor vision. Sadly, if Jerry didn't have the appetite for the details, Gavin seems unlikely to have risen to the occasion...

fajita seas, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 03:07 (one month ago) Permalink

fajita seas, I like your username. I think it's entirely possible that some of the poor management was the result of the manager's poor political decisions and poor visions, but I don't suppose that matters much now. Jerry probably wasn't expected to be responsible for the details, but the buck was supposed to stop with him, and inevitably it now did, but with Gavin now instead. So, what can you do?

del griffith, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 03:55 (one month ago) Permalink

This would have been an amazing line had it been delivered in, I dunno... a State of the State address? https://t.co/BJf2h8EIrW

— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) February 14, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Thursday, 14 February 2019 05:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I only learned about this when I was doing my mandatory CPE last year:
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/businesses/Substandard_Housing_Program/state_and_local_agencies.shtml

I feel like more could be done here

sarahell, Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

this is fucking cool

https://edsource.org/2019/newsom-names-new-head-of-state-board-of-education-in-california

the late great, Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

misread as State Board of Equalization, and i thought -1- i dunno anyone else on ilx who would be interested in the head of the State Board of Equalization and -2- they reorganized and now it's the Department of Tax and Fee Administration and they are still having issues w/their website redesign

sarahell, Friday, 15 February 2019 05:03 (one month ago) Permalink

that's it, SB 50 is going to pass

Lol, Gary Wesley, a niche-famous contrarian who weighs on any ballot measure without a supporter or opponent, is already saying SB 50 is going to pass and that he may need a ballot measure to over turn it. https://t.co/Hkj9WBy5WT

— Louis Mirante (@louismirante) February 24, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Sunday, 24 February 2019 21:36 (one month ago) Permalink

restrict new job centers to areas with room for additional nearby housing, such as south Santa Clara County.

and the housing in south Santa Clara County is mostly low density single family homes for people commuting to Gary Wesley-land, so that you get more low density single family homes built in San Benito County ... but that really doesn't address how the low density sprawl of the valley has fucked up the rental housing market in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco

sarahell, Monday, 25 February 2019 06:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Great news! This one bedroom house in Santa Monica is for sale for $5,000,000 and the owners pay taxes on an assessed value of $100,000!

Awesome that local schools are definitely benefitting from those extremely high property taxes! Teachers are so rich already! pic.twitter.com/JDq6soH4wA

— I Crave Star Damage! (@jelenawoehr) March 8, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fkn prop 13

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the fact that this applies to commercial property as well really makes me angry. Also, I think property tax amounts in LA County aren't public? If anyone knows how to view property tax history in LA County, I'm serious. Most counties it's easy to find, but LA County, it looks like you have to have a PIN or something ...

sarahell, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

BREAKING: @GavinNewsom to sign moratorium on executions in California --
reprieve for hundreds on Death Row https://t.co/i3lHXjdAgf

— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) March 13, 2019

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:06 (one week ago) Permalink

NICE (but not sure how this plays out given the electorate has repeatedly and recently affirmed it's support for the death penalty. maybe we find out how far left we've moved in the past couple of years.)

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I think it's a good time to do it, near the start of his term. Will be interested in the impact.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 04:08 (one week ago) Permalink

the right thing

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 04:12 (one week ago) Permalink

12:45pm: The death chamber at San Quentin. Closed. pic.twitter.com/0zK4UUItBG

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) March 13, 2019

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink


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