By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt
Back to the present: The Board of Supes will get a chance Tuesday/13 to send a clear message to the mayor that the voters wanted money from the Mansion Tax to go to make City College free. Mayor Lee and his advisors are talking about seizing that money, approved by the voters in November, and the money set aside for street trees, to fill an unexpected budget gap.
The hole in the budget is largely due to the fact that the mayor assumed his sales tax would pass, dropped the ball on making that happen, and instead directed his top folks to spend their time defeating four modest reforms that would have limited a little bit the mayor’s power.
So now City College has to pay the price?…(more)