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SF Supes’ Stellar Year

Posted August 1, 2017 by

Has any prior San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed more critical housing legislation in a seven month period than the current group in 2017?  I don’t think so. Yet the Board’s stellar record has gotten little attention. The health care
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A Special Report: The Tenderloin Betrayed

Posted July 25, 2017 by

Until the community and Supervisor Jane Kim mobilized to stop it, a 24 hour homeless service center would have opened in longtime office space in the Tenderloin without a single stakeholder—or even Supervisor Kim—being told about it in advance. Kim
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Katy Tang: A Fighter for Housing

Posted July 20, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

Supervisor Katy Tang is a one woman wrecking crew. Beyond Chron sat down with the supervisor for a quick chat about the city’s freshly passed affordable housing bonus program, also known as HOME-SF. It’s been almost two months since a
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Who Will Replace Kim in D6?

Posted July 18, 2017 by

The election to replace Jane Kim as D6 supervisor is over a year away, but after Joe Fitz Rodriquez covered Sonja Trauss’ candidacy last week it became clear there is lots of interest in this race. I see a three
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Will SF Go Big?

Posted July 6, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

SF Needs 1100 Plus Units at Balboa Reservoir As an evaluation panel decides the future of the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir behind closed doors this week, one question remains: Will San Francisco go big? Three development teams are competing for the
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GRANDMA BEATS TECHIE SPECULATOR IN COURT

Posted June 29, 2017 by Stephen Booth

In Pachamama Tradition, Peruvian Grandmother Successfully Resists Ellis Eviction As I wrote in the Spring of 2016, grounded for 35 years in the Sunset District, Mariella Morales is braced with Pachamama beliefs from her childhood in Peru, that humans are
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SF’s Unfair Budget Process

Posted June 27, 2017 by

San Francisco’s budget process was very unfair this year. So says the fable of the little red hen. The little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks her fellow farm animals– a pig, cat, rat, duck, goose, dog,
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