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Budget Chair Malia Cohen

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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SF’s 2017 HOMELESS COUNT

Posted June 20, 2017 by Ralph E. Stone

The U.S. Supreme Court in Silverman v. United States, said, “A sane, decent, civilized society must provide some such oasis, some shelter from public scrutiny, some insulated enclosure, some enclave, some inviolate place which is a man’s castle.”  According to
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A Tenant Rights Bootcamp, 2015

Conventions Aim to Galvanize SF Tenants

Posted June 1, 2017 by

The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition (SFADC) is hosting tenant conventions across the city in a critical effort to galvanize and educate the city’s renters. Neighborhood tenant conventions have proved an effective recruitment and mobilizing tool since 1992. A series of
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Understanding Steve Kawa’s Legacy

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Steve Kawa’s retirement announcement last week led many to repeat some  misunderstandings about his role as chief of staff to San Francisco’s last three mayors. A “shadow mayor”? A “powerbroker”?  An “enforcer”? Someone who “builds the power of moderate mayors”?
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Stalled project in Tenderloin

Who Won SF’s Housing Fight?

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Now that San Francisco Supervisors  have reached a deal on new inclusionary housing rules along with backing Katy Tang’s HOME SF proposal (details are still being worked out on the latter but the votes are there), who were the winners?
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Vancouver Safe Injection Site

Where Will SF Put Safe Injection Sites?

Posted May 18, 2017 by

Growing complaints about open drug use in San Francisco has increased political support for safe injection sites. This leads to the issue of geographic equity I recently raised about Navigation Centers: will city neighborhoods accept their fair share of injection
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