Are SF Supes Abandoning Tenants?

Posted November 29, 2016 by

Despite ongoing rent hikes and evictions, San Francisco’s self-proclaimed progressive Supervisors appear to have other priorities. Consider: *A massive, only in San Francisco rent control loophole that allows huge operating and maintenance passthroughs continues to cause tenants hardship without Supervisor
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Seattle Helps Poor Residents Afford Transit

Posted November 29, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Transit is an incredibly affordable way to get around, but for people struggling to make ends meet, fares are still difficult to pay for. If local governments decide to provide discounted or free fares to people in need, however, they
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SF’s New Political Landscape

Posted November 28, 2016 by

San Francisco politics are changing. Donald Trump has unified the city’s politicians in staunch resistance to federal attacks on city residents and policies.  Mayor Lee’s defeat of four ballot measures attacking his power (Props D, H, L. and M) repudiated
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Signs That the Car-Share Industry Is Losing Steam

Posted November 28, 2016 by Angie Schmitt

Back in 2013, when Avis purchased Zipcar, car-share seemed like the wave of the future. But is the industry already peaking? David Levinson, a transportation engineering professor who has been bullish about car-sharing in the past, notes at Transportist that
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted November 24, 2016 by

Actually it was the curse of Ross Mirkarimi that ultimately sunk Jane Kim. Some voters have long memories.  She along with John Avalos, David Campos, and Christina Olague voted to let Mirkarimi keep his job as sheriff.  Mirkarimi lost his
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Tenderloin Twilight Zone

Posted November 24, 2016 by

Fake News About Tunnels and the Compton’s Cafeteria Site The November 17 San Francisco Planning Commission hearing on the 950-974 Market Street project became a Tenderloin Twilight Zone. Activists pushed to preserve the legacy of Compton’s Cafeteria while turning down
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Did Obama Fail Urban America?

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Donald Trump’s pledge to cut federal funds to sanctuary cities now frames the agenda of urban America. But before we move on to Trump, and in order to create a better post-Trump future, consider President Obama’s legacy toward cities. As
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