Bay Area / California

Will California Protect Tenants?

Posted August 13, 2019 by

AB 1482 Provides Historic Step Forward for Tenants When it comes to meaningfully addressing the state’s housing crisis in 2019, California’s Democratic leadership has thus far profoundly failed (see “Democratic Leaders Fail California”). But this conclusion could change. Governor Gavin
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Honoring Bay Area Housing Heroes

Posted August 6, 2019 by

Witte, Brown, Lane Get Housing Honors I learned last week that the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is honoring some people whose commitment to housing I have appreciated. I wanted to share my stories about some of them. Bill
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Newsom Must Call for SB50 Vote

Posted July 30, 2019 by

New Report Gives Governor New Chance The July 23 Sacramento Bee headline said it all, “Bad news for Gavin Newsom’s housing goals: New home permits are down in California.” According to the report issued by the California Department of Finance,
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Progressive Cities Lack Urgency on Climate Change

Posted July 23, 2019 by

Politicians Ignore Immediate Actions A San Francisco press release: “On Monday, July 22nd, District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will hold a hearing on the city’s Climate Emergency response at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee.
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What Happened to Fremont?

Posted July 23, 2019 by

A caring compassion city finds itself stuck in systematic discrimination. How did we get here? Ever wonder how systematic racism and classism works to marginalize vulnerable people? Well if you live Fremont it is happening right in front of your
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PG&E Executives Don’t Deserve Bonuses

Posted June 25, 2019 by

The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that the bankrupt PG&E Corp. plans to pay a group of top executives nearly $11 million in performance bonuses this year.  The bankruptcy court should disapprove these payments in light of PG&E’s history of
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