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Will SF Dems Endorse Anti-Speculation Tax?

Posted August 11, 2014 by

On August 13, the San Francisco Democratic Party will decide whether to endorse Prop G, which imposes additional taxes on the quick turnover of properties. Designed to stop speculators from “flipping” properties, Prop G reduces speculator profits and creates an
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Is Airbnb Violating the ADA?

Posted August 7, 2014 by

So much of the advocacy rhetoric about the Airbnb legislation focusses on making money that nobody in city government — whether the sponsoring Supervisor or Planning staff or legal counsel — has been willing to admit that Airbnb and many
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SF’s Transit Set-Aside is Flawed, Divisive

Posted July 31, 2014 by

Only a week after stiffing nonprofit workers on raises, Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Chiu are at it again. Now the two are driving a transit set-aside ballot measure for November that will almost certainly deny nonprofits any increases next
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Campos Raises Stakes on Tenant Buyouts

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation yesterday to close a longtime loophole in San Francisco eviction laws that contribute to San Francisco’s affordability crisis. The loophole, often referred to as a “buyout,” enables landlords to evade an official eviction by offering
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Protest to “Stop Illegal Tourist Conversions!”

Posted July 30, 2014 by Ashley Heine

On July 29th, people protested together through North Beach, the neighborhood where poet and senior Diego Deleo has lived for 40 years. He  is being Ellis evicted in a neighborhood that is becoming a burgeoning “hot spot for Airbnb and
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Reviving SF’s Civic Center Plaza

Posted July 21, 2014 by

For all the talk about a “housing balance,” San Francisco’s real balancing act involves increasing housing and open space at the same time. And the most cost effective way to expand open space is to revive underutilized land the city
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