Rob Anderson's commentary on San Francisco politics from District 5
Friday, October 24, 2014
Supervisor Breed: Wrong again 2
Supervisor Breed is wrong on every important issue facing San Francisco. She maintains that dismal record with the Examiner op-ed (Golden Gate Park fields for kids from all neighborhoods) she and Supervisor Cohen wrote in support of artificial turf in Golden Gate Park (She also supports allowing homeless people to live in the park).
Proposition H is supposedly all about providing the "kids" with fields to play on, but Breed and Cohen don't mention the growing realization that artificial turf is toxic to children, as this NBC report recently found:
According to Breed and Cohen, it's all about the kids---neither Breed nor Cohen have any children---but the city also wants to install lights on the Chalet soccer fields so that adults can play until 10:00 at night.
Both Breed and Cohen were elected under the city's baroque ranked choice voting system that dumbs down election campaigns and needlessly complicates voting, another "progressive" policy failure in San Francisco.
As you can clearly see in the video, Malia says one thing and then turns around and does the complete opposite.
First, Malia Cohen said “we should go after the back taxes” owed by Airbnb. However, it wasn’t long before she flip-flopped and voted a second time to give Airbnb a $25 million tax giveaway during the Oct. 21 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Malia had a chance to stand up and be a leader; however, this was the second time she voted against holding Airbnb accountable for the $25 million it owed in back taxes. If nothing else, this is a clear indication of whose side she’s really, and it’s certainly not ours.
While I’m deeply disappointed in Supervisor Cohen’s decision to not stand by her own words, I can’t say I’m surprised. According to her own campaign contribution filings, she has accepted nearly $100,000 in contributions from corporate lobbyists, developers and real estate interests. Even worse, 80% of these contributions came from sources outside District 10.