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SF’s Housing Program Fails Teachers and Students

Posted March 21, 2017 by

New Proposal Expands Benefits The United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) opposes changes proposed by Supervisors Safai, Breed and Tang to the city’s inclusionary housing law. According to its op-ed in the SF Chronicle, UESF believes the proposal “pits low-income
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Carmen Chu Joining SF Mayor’s Race?

Posted March 14, 2017 by

Chu Would Join Leno, Chiu, Farrell and Possibly Breed In the nearly two months since I offered early thoughts on San Francisco’s 2019 mayor’s race, at least one major new candidate seems likely to run: Carmen Chu. Chu is a
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SFMTA Pulls Plans for Protected Bike Lanes on Upper Market

Posted March 14, 2017 by Brian Wiedenmeier

After receiving over 300 letters of support, District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy recently publicly stated his support for two blocks of protected bike lanes on Market Street between Octavia and Duboce. Instead of following Sup. Sheehy’s lead, however, the San
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Teachers would be eligible for inclusionary housing under proposed new rules

SF Must House Working, Middle-Class Families

Posted February 28, 2017 by

Supes to Decide Whether to Help Middle-Class A new battle is brewing over San Francisco’s inclusionary housing law. And once again, some progressives are ignoring the broad public support for using private development to leverage more affordable housing for working
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D6 Supervisor Jane Kim joins Tenderloin tenants and labor in celebrating victory

Supes Back Tenderloin Step-Up Housing (Updated)

Posted February 13, 2017 by

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 3-0 today to approve  a Tenderloin affordable housing project backed by tenants, labor, D6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the developer of the inextricably linked 950-974 Market Street project  and just about
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With retail sagging, developers could fill ground floor space with housing.

Should the Internet Change How SF Uses Land?

Posted February 7, 2017 by

Shift Ground-Floor Uses from Retail to Housing The closing of once popular San Francisco restaurants like AQ and the decline of longtime Union Square pillar Macy’s raise a larger question: Have the fundamentals of urban retail changed? If the answer
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