Bay Area / California

Gonzalez and Daly Seek a Winning Housing Bond

Posted June 3, 2004 by Randy Shaw

The problems surrounding the proposed housing bond all stem from a single fact: Mayor Newsom’s Housing Bond Task Force excluded groups and political leaders that actively supported his opponent in the mayor’s race. Thus, a “consensus” for a housing bond
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Skyline Realty Seeks $330,000 Tax Reduction

Skyline Realty Seeks $330,000 Tax Reduction

Posted June 1, 2004 by SEIU Local 1877

Downtown commercial property owners are not alone in seeking millions in property tax reductions—we now learn that Frank and Walter Lembi, whose businesses include Skyline Realty, CitiApartments, and Trophy Properties, have asked the Assessor’s office for a $330,000 tax reduction.
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Mayor Postpones Hearing on Transfer of DBI Funds

Posted May 26, 2004 by Jeremy Elprin

At the request of the Mayor’s office, the Board of Supervisors Finance Committee will wait at least another two weeks before considering the siphoning of over a million dollars from the Department of Building Inspection to help rescue the city’s
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Confusion Surrounds Homeownership Debate

Confusion Surrounds Homeownership Debate

Posted May 26, 2004 by Randy Shaw

Mayor Newsom’s proposed housing bond would have the public subsidize homeownership opportunities for families earning as much as $99,000 a year. But according to experts in the city’s real estate market, households earning $90,000 have little difficulty buying a home
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The City’s Best Commissioner? It might be Roy Guinnane

Posted May 25, 2004 by Jeremy Elprin

Money-squandering bureaucrats and corrupt politicians, beware: Roy Guinnane is one watchdog who’s not afraid to snarl and flash his teeth. And, when provoked, he doesn’t hesitate to bite with the strength of a prizefighting Pit Bull. Guinnane is one of
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Welfare Deform

Posted May 24, 2004 by tiny/PoorNewsNetwork/POOR Magazine

How much more can you take from someone who has nothing? Poor families address the legislators on the state of welfare and the budget cuts in 2004. “Since Bush has been in office I have had to work 50-60 hours
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