Posts Tagged: San Francisco

A Special Report: The Tenderloin Betrayed

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A Special Report: The Tenderloin Betrayed

Posted July 25, 2017 by

Until the community and Supervisor Jane Kim mobilized to stop it, a 24 hour homeless service center would have opened in longtime office space in the Tenderloin without a single stakeholder—or even Supervisor Kim—being told about it in advance. Kim
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Who Will Replace Kim in D6?

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Who Will Replace Kim in D6?

Posted July 18, 2017 by

The election to replace Jane Kim as D6 supervisor is over a year away, but after Joe Fitz Rodriquez covered Sonja Trauss’ candidacy last week it became clear there is lots of interest in this race. I see a three
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YIMBYs Build Momentum at Conference 2017

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YIMBYs Build Momentum at Conference 2017

Posted July 18, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

Dave Senatillaka took the 3000-mile flight from Boston to Oakland with limited expectations. He came to learn. To share. To stroll around San Francisco for day of sight-seeing. But most of all he came to wonk-out with his fellow housing
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YIMBY’s Flock to Bay Area

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YIMBY’s Flock to Bay Area

Posted July 11, 2017 by

Rising Movement Holds Oakland Conference I have bad news for those who oppose new housing, support suburban sprawl, enjoy subjecting working people to long commutes, and who think preserving gas stations is more important than allowing kids to grow up
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SF Advances, Berkeley Retreats

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SF Advances, Berkeley Retreats

Posted June 29, 2017 by

Cities Diverge on Housing Three recently enacted measures have transformed San Francisco into the Bay Area leader for addressing housing affordability. Meanwhile, Berkeley is in full retreat. At its June 27 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed
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SF’s Unfair Budget Process

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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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Rocky Times for Libby Schaaf

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Rocky Times for Libby Schaaf

Posted June 22, 2017 by

These are not the best of times for Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf. Now routinely booed at public appearances, Schaaf  is grappling with big city challenges without the power of most big city mayors. I’ve been a big fan of Schaaf’s
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Rising Rents, Green Activism Spur Pro-Housing Movement