Supervisor Peskin - Press & Monthly Column

Deal Reached on First-Ever Local Ridehail Tax in California

July 31, 2018 - Marina Times

After weeks of negotiations, Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced Tuesday that the two largest Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) operating in the United States, Uber and Lyft, have agreed to allow San Francisco to tax a percentage of their net ride revenues and dedicate the monies to transportation infrastructure and operations, as outlined in the SF Transportation Task Force (TTF2045) report.

Little Thanks Little Giving

December 2017 - Marina Times

Last month, roughly 200 of our District 3 neighbors gathered at Broadway Studios to discuss rising homelessness in the community. Thank you to Cmdr. David Lazar, Capt. Paul Yep from SFPD Central Station, Director Jeff Kositsky from the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Director Mohammed Nuru from S.F. Public Works for helping lead the discussion. After informative presentations from the departments and a robust question-and-answer session, the community overwhelmingly expressed its support of a Navigation Center as an important tool in addressing homelessness.

Death of a Sales Tax

November 2017 - Marina Times

November puts us squarely one year out from the ballot-mageddon we can all anticipate in 2018. You are no doubt already being courted, whether by polls or marketing teases testing the waters for various measures.

Reality Check: Is San Francisco Ready for Imminent Disaster?

October 2017 - Marina Times

Last month, I attended a grassroots benefit for the survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Mexico City and Oaxaca. The community gathering with local D.J.s performing, colorful artisanal treasures being auctioned off, and neighborhood activists doling out hugs belied the somber reality thousands of miles away. The state of Oaxaca was the first to bear the brutal brunt of an 8.1 earthquake early last month, followed by another 6.1 quake that has exacerbated the damage to the region. Mexico City’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake has killed hundreds of people as of this writing and left countless more homeless.