New Progress in Battling Housing Crisis

Posted October 15, 2019 by

Growing Coalitions Back Affordability Agenda On October 8, the broadest political coalition for a California tenant protection measure in history assembled in Oakland for a signing ceremony for AB 1482 and other housing bills. Nearly every key state legislator joined
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Pushing For A Fare-r Deal For Riders

Posted October 15, 2019 by

This piece first appeared in Streetsblog USA Transit can raise ridership and improve service while avoiding regressive fare hikes, experts say. Transit agencies can reverse the trend of falling ridership and maintain or even boost revenue — if they eschew
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SF’s Huge Missed Housing Opportunity

Posted October 8, 2019 by

San Francisco’s Overhyped Prop E San Francisco’s Prop E, the Affordable and Educator Housing Ordinance, will win this November. I encourage readers to vote for it. But Prop E does little to address San Francisco’s affordability crisis. It adds few
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Grading the SFPD

Posted October 8, 2019 by

Why Does the SFPD Get a Pass? San Francisco is undergoing a crisis on its streets. It has drug dealers and users taking over sidewalks and mentally troubled people randomly threatening the public. Is the San Francisco Police Department effectively
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42nd Mill Valley Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 8, 2019 by

Ken Loach’s new film “Sorry We Missed You” delivers a quietly chilling study in slow death by capitalism.  Delivery driver Ricky and elder homecare worker Abby just want to better their family’s lives. But they’re unaware the gig economy system
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Are “Progressive” Homeowners Really Progressive?

Posted October 1, 2019 by

Seattle Election Tests Homeowner Priorities Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all called for an end to exclusionary single-family home zoning.  People’s Action did the same in its “A National Homes Guarantee.” Momentum is building to end these
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