Posts Tagged: evictions

Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

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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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Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Aaron Peskin thanks CTA today for its key support

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a
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Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

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Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

Posted November 2, 2015 by

It’s been a long election season in San Francisco. And without further ado, here are my predictions in the key races whose outcome is not clear. District Three In 2012, I wrote a story that described Aaron Peskin’s shift from
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Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights

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Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee backed sweeping new eviction protections Supervisor Jane Kim sponsored for the city’s tenants. That’s nothing new.  Lee has supported every single piece of tenant legislation that has passed the Board since taking office
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Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Rally closes downtown SF streets, 9/28

Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Posted September 29, 2015 by

Last weekend, San Francisco featured a nude march down Dolores Street, the BDSM-themed Folsom Street Fair, and an anti-eviction themed Mission block party. Does this look like a city that, as one recent article described, “is starting to resemble a
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SF Boosts Spending to Stop Ellis Evictions

Tenant Benito Santiago's Ellis eviction was first stopped by legal action and then by Small Sites Purchase.

SF Boosts Spending to Stop Ellis Evictions

Posted September 22, 2015 by

Two events last week highlighted San Francisco’s growing financial investment in  stopping Ellis Act evictions. First, the city allocated another $234,000 to Ellis eviction legal representation. This brings the total to $744,000, allowing the Tenderloin Housing Clinic to hire another
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Assessing the Mission Moratorium

Mission activists fought John O'Connor's 9 unit project ultimately built on this parking lot at 700 Valencia

Assessing the Mission Moratorium

Posted September 10, 2015 by

On October 7, 2005 I wrote “New Affordable Housing Engine Needed in Mission.” Contrasting the Mission with the Tenderloin, I stated “whereas the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation pounces on every available piece of land and moves to build affordable family
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SF Tenants, Labor Push to Stop Evictions

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SF Tenants, Labor Push to Stop Evictions

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Last year, San Francisco tenant rights’ supporters scored an important victory when voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition K, requiring all new housing developments provide 33% low and moderate-cost units. The objective was to put a lid on the unregulated, speculative construction
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