Saturday, June 20, 2015

City discontents: mostly but not only in the Mission

We are not happy in the 'hood these days. People with wheat paste distribute their messages.

We're not happy with many of the local politicians who act as if they'd prefer to replace the Mission's raucous cast of characters with more people who agree with them that the highest and best use of the city is to make money.

Google buses are a convenient symbol of the economic tidal wave that is driving out long time residents. The buses do make it practical for lots of people who make far more money than most of us to live here. That drives up rents and pushes out lower income people.

People don't go quietly.

It's hard to keep a sense of humor amidst all this, but some people do.

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