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Can Suzy Loftus Unseat DA Gascon?

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Former San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus announced plans last week to challenge District Attorney George Gascon in the November 2019 election. Here’s why I think Loftus has an excellent chance to win. Gascon Is Vulnerable George Gascon has
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Will SF Voters Back Housing For All?

Posted March 8, 2018 by

June Measure Raises $1 Billion for Housing, Homelessness San Francisco, like Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and other cities, suffers from both an acute homeless crisis and an inability to provide affordable housing for its working and middle-class. On June 5,
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Has London Breed Pulled Ahead?

Posted March 6, 2018 by

Breed Gains Momentum in SF Mayor’s Race In the past two months, San Francisco’s June mayor’s race has escalated. London Breed now appears to be the frontrunner, and Jane Kim is showing surprising strength. Mark Leno’s momentum has slowed. My
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San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing Mess

Posted February 27, 2018 by

Supervisors Undermining Inclusionary Law San Francisco’s inclusionary housing law is not working as designed. And something needs to be done about it. Soon. Inclusionary housing laws require that developers make a percentage of their new units affordable or pay an
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SF’s Mythical “Vacant” SROs

Posted February 27, 2018 by

San Francisco does not have nearly 2000 vacant SROs A recent story in SF Curbed described designer Eric Schmitt’s placing signs reading “Housing Displacement Facts” on buildings which he claimed were “vacant” or partially vacant SROs.  According to the story,
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To Boost Retail, Build Housing

Posted February 20, 2018 by

New Housing, Not Vacancy Tax, Will Fill Vacant Storefronts Last week’s announcement of Whole Foods opening in San Francisco’s Mid-Market shows again how new housing  boosts ground floor retail. It also highlights new housing’s vital role in providing the foot
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