OurCity vs ReCoTown
(Let the cursor hover over the two words above to get their meaning.)
Referring to candidates and groups as “progressive” and “moderate” is confusing, especially in the November election where so much is at stake for San Francisco. In this blogger’s view it seems the issues and candidates can be labelled simply as OurCity (formely “progressive”) and ReCoTown (Real-estate/Company-town, formerly “moderate”), as portrayed in two recent videos: “Our City” by Jane Kim; and the yet-to-be released movie “Company Town,” about the Fall 2015 District 3 Supervisor race between “Our City” candidate Aaron Peskin and the “Company-Town” candidate Julie Christensen. Watch these short videos to get a sense of each side:
OurCity — “… make this a city that’s affordable and equitable for everyone.” — Jane Kim
ReCoTown —“… tech billionaires have decided to invest in the business of politics, and they are interested in controlling mayors and supervisors.” — Aaron Peskin in Company Town (2016).