Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Two Key Votes on Promoting Affordability All San Francisco politicians claim to support building more housing. But some also work against that goal. Now a “progressive” Board of Supervisors faces two key votes over expanding housing for low-income, working and
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Tonight in SF: Trounstine, Shaw Talk Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Race, Class and the Urban Housing Crisis Tonight offers a rare opportunity to hear two related perspectives on the urban housing crisis from authors of new books on this subject: Professor Jessica Trounstine, author of: Segregation by Design: Local Politics
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Cure for Vacant Storefronts? Build Housing

Posted January 29, 2019 by

Housing Brings Foot Traffic, Customers Nobody likes vacant storefronts. They deaden street life, send a message of neighborhood decline, and deprive the community of needed retail services. The challenge is finding the cure. Many cities have seized upon a vacancy
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Is California Ignoring its Tenant Crisis?

Posted January 22, 2019 by

Builders and Tenants are Allies After decades of  failing to build anywhere near enough housing, California is waking up.  A broad and diverse political coalition has emerged to get more homes built. This development should be cheered by all those
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Why Did Beto Reject Pelosi?

Posted January 22, 2019 by

Beto O’Rourke’s Troubling Loyalties As former Texas Congressperson Beto O’Rourke prepares a presidential run, more is being learned about his record. O’Rourke has been accused with voting with Republicans on some issues, and the January 20 Sunday New York Times
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