Don’t feel smug — under Labour+ Green Party councilors and mayor, Wellington is going the same way. If it wasn’t for the massively bloated number of public servants, Wellington would be like this now.

There’s plunging confidence among the San Francisco business community that “progressive” leadership in the crime-ridden metro can revive the poop-infested downtown area. Businesses are closing up shops in droves, while some building owners have stopped payments on malls and hotels as the city’s economic recovery appears bleak.