San Francisco Bizarre

Public Good Project played a pivotal role in three San Francisco political conflicts: the landlord v tenant electoral battle of 2000, the 2007 trustees v faculty battle at New College of California, and the 2008 organized crime v Mayor Newsom battle over legalizing prostitution. Our consult to ParkMerced Tenants Association, intervention on behalf of the New College Independent Alumni Association, and support to Prostitution Research and Education to defeat the organized crime proposition were some of our finer moments.

The intervention at New College revealed some of the unsavory aspects of poverty-pimping in the Bay Area. People like Keith Jackson on the payroll of the crooked trustees was more than disturbing. Now, Keith is in the news again.

Keith Jackson’s arrest for gun-running, drug trafficking and murder for hire reminded me of his role in the demise of New College.