Bay Area / California

Special Report: Why SB 827 Failed

Posted April 19, 2018 by

Applying the Lessons of SB 827 For Future Housing Wins California Senate Bill 827, which was sponsored by State Senators Scott Wiener and Nancy Skinner, was formally defeated in committee this week. But this outcome was foreseen for months, with
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Giant Memories

Posted April 3, 2018 by Peter Dreier

The Los Angeles Dodgers begin their season this week at home against the arch rival San Francisco Giants and I’ll be there rooting for the Dodgers. But as a child, growing up in New Jersey, I rooted for the New
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Gavin Newsom’s Big Lead Foreshadows Low June Turnout

Posted March 27, 2018 by

Absentee Voting by Older White Homeowners Will Disproportionately Impact June Elections Saturday’s March For Our Lives rallies showed that young people are mobilized and enthusiastic about voting in  November. But with Gavin Newsom’s big lead in California’s June primary, millennial
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Should CA Bring Back Redevelopment?

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Boosting Housing Without Patronage and Cronyism San Francisco Assembly member David Chiu is seeking to bring back a version of the Redevelopment Agencies that Governor Brown and the legislature abolished in 2011. Chiu’s Assembly Bill 3037 would raise $1 billion
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The Fight for Rent Control in Pasadena

Posted March 20, 2018 by Eushrah Hossain

As in many cities in Southern California, Pasadena renters face daunting odds. The average rent for a one bedroom unit in Pasadena has risen 51.7% in the past six years, according to the Pasadena Tenants Union (PTU). And 42% of
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Five Takeaways From the Disneyland “Homeless” Report

Posted March 8, 2018 by Gustavo Arellano

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) New research reveals that 11 percent of 5,000 Disneyland workers surveyed—custodians, food workers, musicians, cashiers, concierges—have been homeless at least once in the past year. It’s the report being read ’round the
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