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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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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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David Zuckerman

Soil Not Oil In The Shadow of Chevron?

Posted September 5, 2017 by

No fossil fuel critics have been more regular visitors to Richmond, CA. than the hundreds of people arriving for this week’s “Soil Not Oil” conference, held, annually, in the shadow of the city’s century old Chevron refinery. Why pick a
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South Bay Inflicts Pain on SF Renters

Posted August 8, 2017 by

Last night in the south of San Francisco city of Brisbane, the City Council continued its deliberations over whether to include any housing on its “Baylands” site. The Brisbane Planning Commission has supported a project that includes two-million square feet
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SF Advances, Berkeley Retreats

Posted June 29, 2017 by

Cities Diverge on Housing Three recently enacted measures have transformed San Francisco into the Bay Area leader for addressing housing affordability. Meanwhile, Berkeley is in full retreat. At its June 27 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed
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Working Families Big Winners of CA Tax Credit Expansion

Posted June 27, 2017 by Bobbi Murray

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) There’s good news for low-income Californians tucked within the massive state budget document Governor Jerry Brown is set to sign this week, including a measure that advocates estimate could benefit more than
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