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Activists Protest “Monster in the Mission”

Posted October 6, 2014 by Carl Finamore

Several hundred fair housing and “stop evictions” advocates marched all through San Francisco’s historic working class Mission neighborhood for several hours on Sat., Oct. 4. Pounding drum beats from youthful musicians sporting “Basta Ya!” t-shirts sounded the alarm that there
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Chiu Airbnb Law Risks Planning Gridlock

Posted October 2, 2014 by

If you think San Francisco’s planning approval process is already slow, get ready for gridlock. Because if Supervisor David Chiu gets six votes for the current version of his Airbnb legislation, at least a dozen planning staff would go from
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SF Moves To Replace Residents With Tourists

Posted September 30, 2014 by

On September 29, the SF Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee passed legislation that will effectively replace thousands of permanent residents with higher paying tourists. The measure, sponsored by Supervisor David Chiu with backing from Airnbnb, Homeshare profiteers, and from
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Three Cheers for Prop M

Posted September 29, 2014 by

In 1986, San Francisco voters passed Prop M in order to slow out of control downtown office development. It’s been a great success. But its opponents never stopped denouncing it. Whenever there is a chance that the initiative’s cap on
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Prop K Offers Housing Balance for SF

Posted September 29, 2014 by Peter Cohen and Fernando Martí

No one needs to be convinced of the current housing affordability and displacement crisis – San Francisco now has the largest income gap in the country, rents are three times higher than the national average, with median rents at nearly
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Who Transformed “Horror Show” SRO?

Posted September 25, 2014 by

In his September 23, 2014 story on the opening of a renovated SRO, “‘Horror show’ hotel transformed into home for veterans,” SF Chronicle reporter John Cote fails to clearly credit who is responsible for this transformation. That’s no accident. In
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Campos-Chiu Race Gets Clearer

Posted September 23, 2014 by

The David Campos- David Chiu Assembly race is San Francisco’s tightest head to head contest  since the 2003 mayoral runoff between Gavin Newsom and Matt Gonzalez. Local ranked choice voting eliminated the drama of these classic political tilts, but since
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