Professor McDaniel Comments on Challenges Facing San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Monday, January 11, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE -- The masses — and those elected to lead them — are growing feistier. Across-the-board cuts require a belief that all departments are created equally. Well, guess what: They’re not. Would it make sense to cut resources to, say, the treasurer or Department of Parking and Traffic, which would then employ fewer tax collectors or parking control officers? How does that square with the administration earlier gifting specific industries with tax breaks? Not well. “I think,” says Jason McDaniel, Political Science Professor at San Francisco State, “it is very legitimate to criticize the mayor on tax breaks and the spending side.”