Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Posted May 24, 2018 by

Berkeley City Council Mistakes Parking Lots for Paradise On May 29, the Berkeley City Council votes on whether to oppose AB 2923, which makes it easier to build housing on BART property. Sponsored by Assembly members David Chiu and Tim
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SF Supervisors Close Big Rent Control Loophole

Posted May 24, 2018 by Randy Shaw and Rosamaria Cavalho

In a huge victory for tenants primarily living in large apartment buildings, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to close arguably the biggest loophole in the city’s rent law. The loophole allowed steep pass throughs to
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What Neighborhoods Are Best For Affordable Housing?

Posted May 22, 2018 by

The nation’s acute affordable housing shortage has made the neighborhoods chosen for new projects less important. But where new affordable housing is built within cities matters. Affordable housing in “high opportunity” neighborhoods—- mixed-income communities that offer transit access and cultural
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Will Kim-Leno Tag Team Defeat Breed?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

The Race for Second-Choice Votes Last week’s announcement by Jane Kim and Mark Leno that they would run in tandem against London Breed made perfect sense. The only surprise is that it did not happen sooner. As I wrote on
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Sports Gambling in the Tenderloin?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

Gambling Long Boosted the Tenderloin and Mid-Market: Could It Return? Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s May 14 ruling legalizing sports gambling in the United States came 63 years late for San Francisco’s Tenderloin.As I detail in my book, The Tenderloin: Sex,
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