Posts Tagged: housing

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Supervisor Ahsha Safai at media event prior to SRO hearing

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Posted January 23, 2017 by

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Supervisors Cohen, Sheehy and Peskin) approved housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance
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SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

Mayor  Lee, Aaron Peskin, and Jane Kim will resume housing debate in 2017

SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

Posted January 3, 2017 by

A new year has just begun and many cannot wait for it—and the next three years—to end.  San Franciscans are ready to protect the city against Trump policies and we’ll soon know what that entails. Meanwhile, cities can still act
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Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Kim v. Wiener race has biggest divisions, highest stakes,

Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Posted October 31, 2016 by

Election Day’s approach has increased testiness and anger in San Francisco’s political scene. The Kim-Wiener race went negative after Kim’s surprising  first place June finish, and the tone has only gotten worse.   Negative campaigning is in all of the contested
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SF Supes Races Missing Issues

The "Beast on Bryant" underscores confusion over what "pro-housing" means

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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California’s Epic Housing Fail

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California’s Epic Housing Fail

Posted August 25, 2016 by

California will not be spending $400 million for affordable housing this year, thanks to a mammoth strategic screw-up that should embarrass a state with a Democratic Governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature. While the legislative session has not ended, the deal conditioning
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Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

"Housing is A Human Right" mural by Megan Wilson and Christopher Statton, Clarion Alley Mural Project

Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

Posted August 15, 2016 by

As California’s housing crisis worsens, the state’s allocation of $400 million for affordable housing is on life support. That’s because the $400 million was conditioned upon passage of Governor Brown’s housing “as of right” plan, and a labor, environmental and
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Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative?

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Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative?

Posted July 5, 2016 by

San Francisco’s State Senate race between Jane Kim and Scott Wiener is the city’s marquee November matchup. Even pundits (like myself) who picked Kim to ultimately win this election did not think she would prevail in June, but she did.
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Peskin Moves to Save SRO Hotels

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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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