Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

Mayors Met With Gov. Brown

Why Housing Won in 2017

Posted September 19, 2017 by

Lessons for Winning Future Campaigns In February 2015, then California Assembly member Toni Atkins introduced AB 1335, which imposed a $75 fee on real estate transactions for affordable housing. The measure had multiple sponsors but failed to get the necessary
Read More »
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Will CA Housing Bills Cross Finish Line?

Posted September 14, 2017 by

California’s future housing affordability has come down to this: the Legislature either approves housing bills by Friday evening September 15 or faces a colossal failure. All of the excitement and optimism over the August 28 agreement for a $4 billion
Read More »

Sheehy, Mandelman Square Off in D8

Posted September 12, 2017 by

District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy and challenger Rafael Mandelman meet twice in 2018, first in June and then November. If Mandelman wins in June he replaces Sheehy on the Board. If he loses, the two still meet in a winner
Read More »

Wiener, Chiu Star in CA Housing Fight

Posted September 5, 2017 by

SF Legislators Play Key Role on Housing Los Angeles dominates the California Legislature but two San Franciscans—State Senator Scott Wiener and Assembly member David Chiu—are playing key roles in the fight for state affordable housing funding. Wiener is the lead
Read More »
KGO Homeless

Tenderloin Déjà Vu

Posted August 29, 2017 by

If San Francisco ignoring community input before opening a 24-hour homeless drop-in center in the Tenderloin sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In 1990, Mayor Art Agnos similarly bypassed the neighborhood in announcing the opening of a homeless shelter at
Read More »