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The $297 Million Secret Bond Deal

The $297 Million Secret Bond Deal

Posted April 23, 2004 by

The Mayor’s Housing Bond Work Group has reached agreement on a $297 million housing bond for the November ballot. As predicted in these pages, what began with a mayoral pledge to support a $150 million supportive housing bond is now
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Housing Inspection Bill Advances

Posted April 23, 2004 by Mark Gomez, ACORN California

SB 1634, an ACORN sponsored tenant measure, passed committee by 5 to 1 after riveting testimony from two renters Joya Shelton and Estela Astudillo who were also ACORN members and member political liaison Chris Jones. Forty ACORN leaders from across
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Bill Would End City Condo-Conversion Restrictions

Posted April 22, 2004 by Randy Shaw

Having failed to weaken local condominium-conversion limits at the local level, landlords have turned to their favorite strategy: state preemption. Democrat Joe Canciamilla’s AB 2175 would effectively end conversion limits in California, with hundreds of thousands of tenants losing their
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Prop H

Posted April 22, 2004 by Malaika Parker/Bay Area Police Watch

Last November voters approved Prop H a ballot measure that was thought to be the saving grace of the San Francisco Police Department. Voters flocked to the polls and chose reform over the same ol’ same ol’. After the appointments
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The Post Fajitagate Police Commission Takes Shape

The Post Fajitagate Police Commission Takes Shape

Posted April 21, 2004 by John Dunbar

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to appoint a weak new Police Commission, rejecting calls that it appoint representatives of the Latino and activist communities responsible for the passage of the police reform measure, Prop H, last November.
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New Wave of Ellis Evictions Sweeps the City, Part 3

Posted April 21, 2004 by Dean Preston

“Rent control is not a life sentence,” promises local attorney Jeffrey Woo in his late night television ads seeking landlord clients. If having an investment which doubles your money over time is a “life sentence,” most would say “lock me
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