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

Housing Disrupts “Progressive” Politics

Posted January 15, 2019 by

Opposing Infill Housing is not “Progressive” Housing is disrupting “progressive” politics. Specifically,  it is exposing traditional “progressive” politicians for maintaining elitist and exclusionary zoning policies. Many  of these “progressives” support pro-mansion land use policies that ban apartments, while it is
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San Francisco Politics 2019

Posted January 8, 2019 by

A Year of Transition and Change San Francisco begins a new political year with three new supervisors, a contested Board presidency, and an immediate squabble over allocating $181 million gained from a one time funding windfall from the state. Aaron
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Special Report: 2018 Housing Year in Review

Posted December 18, 2018 by

Key Gains Boost Housing Prospects for 2019 2018 marked a positive turning point for America’s response to its worsening housing and homelessness crisis. This shift signifies new opportunities for housing progress in 2019. Why did the media and elected officials
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Momentum Builds for SB 50

Posted December 11, 2018 by

California Bill Could Become National Model In the same week that Minneapolis passed historic legislation legalizing apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods, California legislators introduced SB 50, a far reaching state challenge to exclusionary zoning laws. Sponsored by Bay Area State
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