Mayor Newsom continues to push for bond money to assist homeownership. The proposed November housing bond currently allocates $50 million for homeownership at the expense of additional funding for supportive and affordable rental housing. As concern over the allocation formula Read More »
The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee voted 4-4 yesterday against legislation that would bar localities from restricting condo conversions. Based on the testimony, the entire purpose of the state bill was to preempt San Francisco’s condo-conversion limits.
With the Read More »
When the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election remained uncertain weeks after the votes were cast, the media described this scenario as unprecendented in American history. The subsequent machinations that put George W. Bush in the White House were typically Read More »
John Negroponte, currently the US Ambassador to the UN, appeared before a Senate panel yesterday to secure approval for his new role as the US Ambassador to Iraq. President Bush could not have made a more fitting choice.
Negroponte first Read More »
(Ed Note: Joe O’Donoghue of the Residential Builders Association has long been among San Francisco’s most controversial and powerful political figures. O’Donoghue is now planning to run for the seat of incumbent Supervisor Jake McGoldrick. He sat down with Beyond Read More »
A coalition of tenants, elected representatives, and activists kicked off the petition gathering campaign for the Housing Preservation Ordinance at a press conference on the steps of city hall this afternoon. The measure, if successful, would be submitted to voters Read More »