Dean Preston

Articles by Dean Preston

Lessons from Round One of Costa Hawkins Repeal

Posted May 16, 2017 by

// // Earlier this year, three California Assemblymembers — Richard Bloom, David Chiu & Rob Bonta — took Sacramento by surprise, introducing AB 1506 to repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Recent grassroots organizing by tenant groups laid the
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Rezoning of Divisadero Sparks Controversy

Posted October 1, 2015 by

Two weeks ago, at a hastily called community meeting on Divisadero Street near Alamo Square, over 70 neighbors packed into the back room of Club Waziema to voice their concerns about large-scale, unaffordable developments headed to the neighborhood.  Hundreds of
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Tenant Bootcamps Excite SF Renters

Posted June 9, 2015 by

It all started one day at my daughter’s pre-school, when a teacher mentioned he was having issues with his landlord. I soon learned from another parent that many other staff members were facing similar problems. Teachers were being driven out
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Tenant Legislation to Watch in 2015

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Landlords and tenants in Sacramento are in a bit of a standoff these days, with each side having far more success killing the other’s bills than advancing their own agenda. This means that most logical solutions to today’s problems for
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