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

SB50 Exposes SF Supes’ Failed Housing Vision

Posted April 9, 2019 by

Board Favors Zoning that Bans New Apartments, Prices Out Middle-Class “It’s not just about production. It’s about preservation, and it’s about protection” “We should increase density, especially near transit, and we should update our zoning to allow this. But we
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SB 50: Development Without Displacement

Posted April 2, 2019 by

California Must End Anti-Renter Exclusionary Zoning “Development without displacement is the key. Fighting against displacement rather than fighting against development should be the focus.”—NLIHC’s “Tenant Talk,” Spring 2019 SB 50, California’s most far reaching housing production bill ever, has its
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Growing Power of Pro-Housing Activism

Posted March 19, 2019 by

Momentum for Infill Housing, Transit, Parking Bans I knew before visiting Boulder, Denver, Minneapolis and St. Paul last week of their strategies for expanding affordable housing. But I came away feeling that a lot more progress is being made than
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Some Truths About the “Twitter” Tax

Posted March 11, 2019 by

Tax Incentive Set Mid-Market on Path to Revitalization Last week, D6 Supervisor Matt Haney said he wanted to hold a hearing on the impact of the city’s 2011 Mid-Market/Tenderloin tax incentive for new hires that ends in May. Commonly called
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Democrats 2020 Agenda:  5 Million Affordable Homes

Posted March 5, 2019 by

Needed: A Transformative Housing Platform What does it mean for Democratic presidential candidates to strongly back housing? Health care advocates push “Medicare for All,”  enviros a “Green New Deal,” but housing lacks a consensus action plan. Here’s a suggestion: Democratic
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