San Francisco News

Supervisor Ahsha Safai at media event prior to SRO hearing

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Posted January 23, 2017 by

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Supervisors Cohen, Sheehy and Peskin) approved housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance
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Tenants Rebecca Suval and Juan Carlos Ramirez with their baby

37-Year Mission Tenant, Spouse Battle OMI Eviction

Posted January 23, 2017 by Stephen P. Booth, Esq.

Bad Faith OMIs On the Rise Juan Carlos Ramirez has lived in his Mission District home for 37- years. Although he and his wife Rebecca Suval are parents to a fragile infant of 2 pounds an 10 ounces born at
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Tenant rights bootcamps, not a special election, should be the model for progressive activism in 2017

Say No to 2017 SF Special Election

Posted January 10, 2017 by

If media reports and City Hall scuttlebutt are true, some San Francisco progressives are considering collecting signatures for a November 2017 special election. As stated in the SF Examiner, the election would force newly appointed D8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy to
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SF's Four New Supervisors

Will SF’s New Supes Bring Change?

Posted January 9, 2017 by

Today launches the supervisor careers of Sandy Fewer, Hillary Ronen, and Ahsha Safai and District 8 appointee Jeff Sheehy. Due to the difficulty of defeating elected incumbents, the three supervisors will likely have eight years to make a difference for
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Mayor  Lee, Aaron Peskin, and Jane Kim will resume housing debate in 2017

SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

Posted January 3, 2017 by

A new year has just begun and many cannot wait for it—and the next three years—to end.  San Franciscans are ready to protect the city against Trump policies and we’ll soon know what that entails. Meanwhile, cities can still act
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