Posts Tagged: Ellis Act

SF Supes Races Missing Issues

SF Supes Races Missing Issues

Posted September 26, 2016 by

Voters in the upcoming San Francisco Supervisor elections face a hard task differentiating between candidates on the issues.  Instead of candidates promoting their positions on future key legislation, the races are about slogans. Candidates are vowing to “stand up to
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6 SF Poet Laureates Condemn Diego De Leo Eviction

Dancer, Cultural Asset Faces Ellis Eviction from Bernal Heights

Dancer, Cultural Asset Faces Ellis Eviction from Bernal Heights

Posted July 26, 2016 by Stephen P. Booth, Eq.

Landlord’s Ellis Effort Targets Another Valuable Cultural Contributor By serving a 120-day Ellis Act notice, a greedy landlord can wipe away and exclude persons who have contributed a lifetime to a community, whose efforts have worked to make the neighborhood
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Peskin Moves to Save SRO Hotels

Peskin Moves to Save SRO Hotels

Posted April 25, 2016 by

Last week, Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced plans to strengthen San Francisco’s landmark SRO hotel conversion and demolition ordinance (Chapter 41 of the SF Administrative Code, hereafter “the HCO”). This law, which originally passed in 1981 and was then significantly strengthened
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Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Activists Mistakenly View Tenderloin Projects Through a Mission Lens At the March 17 SF Planning Commission hearing on the Shorenstein Company’s 304-unit rental project in the Tenderloin (it passed 5-2), opponents argued it would cause displacement and gentrification.  Speakers saw
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San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

Posted December 17, 2015 by

In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris
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Our Local Heroes of 2015

Our Local Heroes of 2015

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Beyond Chron has a Thanksgiving tradition of honoring a few of the many whose dedicated service rendered them our local heroes for San Francisco in the past year. Here’s our choices for this year, whose weight toward housing activism reflects
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SF Politics Turns to 2016

SF Politics Turns to 2016

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Thanksgiving week typically marks the end of one year’s political activism and the forging of plans for the next.  For San Francisco politics, it is more accurate to say that the campaigns of 2016 began taking shape when Aaron Peskin
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