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New SRO Law’s Surprising Success

Posted April 25, 2017 by

It’s been over a month since San Francisco strengthened its law protecting SRO housing, and it’s already working. Introduced by Supervisor Aaron Peskin last December and later co-sponsored by Supervisors Cohen, Kim, Safai, and Sheehy, the new law was designed
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The Mission’s “Monster” Revives

Posted April 13, 2017 by

Mission District Housing Wars are Back. After an owner/developer lawsuit that led us to conclude the project had “collapsed” (“After Slaying Monster, Activists Seek Affordable Housing,” August 25, 2015), a proposed 10-story condo tower for the northeast corner of 16th
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Kopp’s Latest Bad Idea

Posted April 13, 2017 by

Ethics Commissioner and longtime anti-nonprofit zealot Quentin Kopp has a new scheme: he effectively wants to exclude nonprofit workers from city commissions. As reported by the SF Examiner’s Joe Fitz Rodriquez, Kopp plans to introduce legislation “to bar service on
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The Truth About Owner Move-In Evictions

Posted April 5, 2017 by

This Longtime Abuse Can Be Stopped Owner move-in evictions are making news again. A February report alleging a lack of city oversight and prosecution of those abusing this provision has led multiple supervisors to propose new legislation. Although the February
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La Cocina’s F&B: Voices From the Kitchen, April 7

Posted March 28, 2017 by Caleb Zigas

La Cocina’s F&B: Voices From the Kitchen is a storytelling event designed to share the less often heard voices from kitchens across the country while providing guests with a full sensory experience including food, drinks and real contemplation. This season’s
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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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