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Aaron Peskin has been a buzzsaw of activity since returning to the Board.

Battle for SF’s Future Shifts to November

Posted May 26, 2016 by

As June Election Approaches, SF Politics Looks Ahead San Francisco Supervisors filed their November charter measures this week, and primarily focused on reducing mayoral power. These measures will soon be joined by regular initiatives that progressives and moderates will place
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La Victoria Baker Is the 11th Ellis Victim

Posted May 26, 2016 by Stephen Booth

A Mission Block Under Siege Raul Vasquez is the 11th victim of an Ellis Act eviction in the 2800 block of Folsom Street. I previously profiled the first nine victims, as well as the Mission swing dancer who was the
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SF’s Big Rent Control Loophole

Posted May 23, 2016 by

As San Francisco works to prevent tenant displacement, a big loophole in its Rent Ordinance remains: the ability of new owners (and speculators) to obtain a 7% Operating & Maintenance (O&M) rent increase solely by virtue of buying the property.
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Market Street Place is the best SF fit for the Lucas Museum

Lucas Museum Better Fits Mid-Market

Posted May 19, 2016 by

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Aaron Peskin have joined forces seeking to convince George Lucas to open his museum on Treasure Island. Peskin said “the museum could give Treasure Island a heart and a destination,” a sentiment I
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Mission Swing Dancer Faces Ellis Eviction

Posted May 19, 2016 by Stephen P. Booth

Popular Dancer Idalia Ramos Is Latest Victim Of Ellis Syndication Scheme  On May 5, 2015 I wrote about 9 artists facing eviction from their long-term homes in the 2800 block of Folsom Street.  The 10th victim, dance performer and instructor,
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Chief Suhr: Stay or Go?

Posted May 16, 2016 by

Following a hunger protest, march to City Hall, call for a general strike and four supervisors asking for his replacement, the San Francisco Chronicle concluded that San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr’s political support is “eroding.” Supervisor Jane Kim’s call
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