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SF Tenants, Labor Push to Stop Evictions

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Last year, San Francisco tenant rights’ supporters scored an important victory when voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition K, requiring all new housing developments provide 33% low and moderate-cost units. The objective was to put a lid on the unregulated, speculative construction
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Silicon Valley realtors on Sacto lobbying visit; realtors across state pushed for Costa Hawkins and against Ellis Act reform

Blame Realtors for SF’s Housing Crisis

Posted July 27, 2015 by

Who is to blame for San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis? According to SPUR’s Gabriel Metcalf (“What’s the Matter With San Francisco?”), it’s the city’s progressives. Metcalf argues in a story last week that San Francisco progressives had “a fatal, Shakespearean
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Understanding SF’s Homeless Count

Posted July 20, 2015 by

San Francisco released its biennial homeless count last week, and it should raise some tough questions about how the city responds to these statistics. The big picture—that SF’s homeless population is getting “older and sicker” —is no surprise. The average
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The Sept 2013 Lee family eviction galvanized SF's anti-displacement mood

3 Ways SF Can Preserve Affordable Housing

Posted July 13, 2015 by

The San Francisco Planning Department released its Housing Balance report last week, and its conclusions were summed up in the SF Business Times: “San Francisco loses affordable housing as fast as it builds it.”  The report’s finding that since 2005
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Tenderloin Museum Opens July 16

Posted July 9, 2015 by

The Tenderloin Museum, which has exhibits, evening events, a retail store, and serves as the meeting place for Tenderloin tours, opens its doors to the public on July 16 at 2:00 pm. The opening night event, “Screaming Queens Then and
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Increased police presence removed drug dealers from lower Turk Street

Yes, Police Can Reduce Crime

Posted June 29, 2015 by

Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors debated whether adding more police would reduce crime. In backing this position, the Board’s “moderate” majority sought to raise the city’s number of mandated cops; progressives argued that adding police does not
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