Posts Tagged: politics

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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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San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing Mess

San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing Mess

Posted February 27, 2018 by

Supervisors Undermining Inclusionary Law San Francisco’s inclusionary housing law is not working as designed. And something needs to be done about it. Soon. Inclusionary housing laws require that developers make a percentage of their new units affordable or pay an
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SF’s Twisted Racial Politics

SF’s Twisted Racial Politics

Posted January 25, 2018 by

The same rich white men that steered the policies that have created the mess we are in today are the same people who are firmly behind the candidacy of London Breed. —-Supervisor Hillary Ronen The Board of Supervisors has spoken:
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SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2017 by

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee
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Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates

Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates

Posted October 3, 2017 by

Costa-Hawkins Repeal, More Dollars on Table? At last Friday’s historic housing bill signing ceremony, legislators insisted that 2017 was not a one-time deal. Every speaker said that tackling the housing crisis required further action in 2018, and even Governor Brown
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SF’s Unfair Budget Process

SF’s Unfair Budget Process

Posted June 27, 2017 by

San Francisco’s budget process was very unfair this year. So says the fable of the little red hen. The little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks her fellow farm animals– a pig, cat, rat, duck, goose, dog,
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What’s Behind SF Housing Fight?

What’s Behind SF Housing Fight?

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Today’s Planning Commission hearing on San Francisco’s new inclusionary housing rules starts weeks of battling over rival proposals. The real test comes at the May 8 Board of Supervisor’ Land Use hearing and the subsequent vote at the full Board.
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