Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Elections

What Went Unsaid at Last Night’s Debate

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At last night’s presidential debate in Nassau County, the best opening for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to talk about transportation policy came when undecided voter Phillip Tricolla asked the following question of the President: QUESTION: Your energy secretary, Steven Chu, has now been on record three times stating it’s not policy of his department […]

Election Results Open Thread

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The results are in from yesterday’s election – well, most of them are. The mayoral race won’t be finally called until 2nd- and 3rd-choice votes are counted, but 1st-choice results putĀ Ed Lee in the lead at 31 percent followed by John Avalos at 18 percent. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition had endorsed Avalos as their […]

Board Challengers Hope to Change Culture at BART

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With the anti-incumbency narrative dominating elections this fall, it shouldn’t be a surprise that two of the longest-serving BART board directors are facing stiff competition from upstart challengers who claim they have lost touch with the electorate they serve. Far from the anti-government Tea Party rhetoric, however, the two candidates providing the greatest challenge to […]