Downballot Ep006

Leading Off

New SF Mayor London Breed discusses her plan to clean up San Francisco in her first one-on-one interview since taking office (Warning: this clip contains “feces”)

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Theres-more-feces-on-the-sidewalks-than-Ive-ever-seen-488156431.html

Winners & Losers (Where there are no winners)

“Slavery Towers”: Feds Say Immigrant Workers Forced to Build Luxury Condos in San Jose

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Slavery-Towers-Feds-Say-Immigrant-Workers-Forced-to-Build-Luxury-Condos-in-San-Jose-490512301.html

Downballot Watch

Activists win court case that imposes district elections in Santa Clara, which is supposed to help Asian American candidates... and no Asian Americans file to run in November.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/07/23/judge-orders-santa-clara-to-be-broken-up-into-voting-districts/

Oh yeah, and Austin Bennett is still out there, and he’s real good at Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/kennethaustin.bennett/videos/1666736790050333/?hc_ref=ARQMKPGgdSr6z_8BLRrwXbZg5_JEbnqs2w0Ql9gC8nEkzCdQUFnok4CcLQjoOXeERnQ

And another thing…

Remember the SF Fire Chief who pervisor Aaron Peskin over SFFD’s response to a North Beach fire on St. Paddy’s Day? Well, she just won a national award...

http://www.ktvu.com/news/sf-fire-chief-wins-career-fire-chief-of-the-year-award