Corporate money machine runs San Francisco Democratic Party unless the voters figure it out and vote for a change.
by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez :sfexaminer – excerpt
Airbnb funneled more than $32,000 into the otherwise sleepy race for the Democratic County Central Committee, and Wednesday night that same body voted against a measure that would’ve called out Airbnb’s shady shenanigans.
The measure, authored by DCCC (Dee-Triple-Cee) member Meagan Levitan and co-sponsored by democratic heavyweights Sen. Dianne Feinstein and State Sen. Mark Leno, would’ve put the Democrats on record supporting legislation by Supervisor David Campos.
That legislation calls for Airbnb to delist from its website law-breaking homesharers who threaten housing throughout San Francisco.
Deep in the California State Building on Wednesday, the Democrats instead approved a strange, alternate-universe measure that weakened that support.
For funsies, I’ve dubbed this political maneuver the “Tom Hsieh Sway,” in honor of the democratic board member who deftly delivered Airbnb a win…
These DCCC members voted with Airbnb’s interests: Kat Anderson, Joshua Arce, Zoe Dunning…
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