Posts Tagged: housing

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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Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Berkeley to Oppose BART Housing Bill

Posted May 24, 2018 by

Berkeley City Council Mistakes Parking Lots for Paradise On May 29, the Berkeley City Council votes on whether to oppose AB 2923, which makes it easier to build housing on BART property. Sponsored by Assembly members David Chiu and Tim
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Why San Francisco Outdoes New York City on Tenants Rights

D8, Housing, Judges: SF’s Other Top June Races

Voting Begins: Assessing SF Mayor’s Race

Voting Begins: Assessing SF Mayor’s Race

Posted May 3, 2018 by

Have Candidates Overcome Obstacles to Victory? Voting begins on May 5 in San Francisco’s June mayor’s race. Since  a majority of votes will likely be cast prior to the June 3 Election Day, candidates recognize that winning time is now.
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New Push for Housing on SF-Owned Land

New Push for Housing on SF-Owned Land

Posted May 1, 2018 by

San Franciscans Complain About Housing Yet Oppose Solutions As San Francisco struggles to house homeless persons and build more housing, one solution remains less than fully tapped: constructing housing on SFMTA parking lots.  Over 120 housing advocates led by YIMBY
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Garcetti Endorses Costa-Hawkins Repeal

Garcetti Endorses Costa-Hawkins Repeal

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Boost for Affordable Housing Act as Landlords Reveal Campaign Strategy Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has endorsed the Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act enacted by the legislature in 1995. If passed by California voters in November,
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Leno’s Flawed Homeless Plan

Leno’s Flawed Homeless Plan

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Promotes Unavailable SRO Vacancies Over Real Solutions Since I head an organization that contracts with the city to house homeless single adults, I planned to not critique the mayoral candidates’ homeless plans. But Mark Leno’s homeless plan promoted a false
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