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
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TMG’s CPMC Project Falls Short

Posted September 19, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

More and Affordable Units Needed on Site Developers navigating San Francisco’s drawn-out entitlement process often face a dilemma. If they want a smooth permitting process they should play nice with neighbors. If not, then hello discretionary review and possibly goodbye
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The Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bernt Rostad/ flickr CC 4.0)

Where Are All the Monuments to the Progressive Americans?

Posted September 19, 2017 by Peter Dreier

The organizers, activists, artists, writers, athletes, judges and occasional elected officials who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged. The current controversy over whether to dismantle statues of some prominent Confederate figures
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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
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“The Force”—Powerful New Film on Oakland Police

Posted September 14, 2017 by

Peter Nicks’ quietly challenging new documentary “The Force” is the film needed for America’s highly polarized environment of “police vs. the public.”  Without cheerleading for either side, Nicks’ observant camera captures the cultural markers by which various public and law
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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
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Trouble in Napa: Hospital Workers Fight for their Union

Posted September 12, 2017 by Cal Winslow

Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest not-for-profit healthcare conglomerate in the country, annual revenue $20 billion v. NUHW Here is the story of David v. Goliath, again; the story now commonplace as hospitals and health care providers consolidate and
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