Posts Tagged: Ellis Act

Pro-Housing Voters Must Get Political

Pro-Housing Voters Must Get Political

Posted May 31, 2018 by

Housing Must Become Election Priority This week’s Berkeley City Council vote against a measure designed to build housing on BART parking lots (AB 2923) offers a wake- up call to pro-housing advocates. Berkeley voters would overwhelmingly back a ballot measure
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Central SOMA Exposes SF’s Political Identity Crisis

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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