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HomeShares Seek to Replace Tenants with Higher-Paying Tourists

SF Moves To Replace Residents With Tourists

Posted September 30, 2014 by

On September 29, the SF Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee passed legislation that will effectively replace thousands of permanent residents with higher paying tourists. The measure, sponsored by Supervisor David Chiu with backing from Airnbnb, Homeshare profiteers, and from
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Three Cheers for Prop M

Posted September 29, 2014 by

In 1986, San Francisco voters passed Prop M in order to slow out of control downtown office development. It’s been a great success. But its opponents never stopped denouncing it. Whenever there is a chance that the initiative’s cap on
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Supervisor Jane Kim speaks out for Prop K

Prop K Offers Housing Balance for SF

Posted September 29, 2014 by Peter Cohen and Fernando Martí

No one needs to be convinced of the current housing affordability and displacement crisis – San Francisco now has the largest income gap in the country, rents are three times higher than the national average, with median rents at nearly
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Renovated Stanford Hotel Will House Homeless Vets

Who Transformed “Horror Show” SRO?

Posted September 25, 2014 by

In his September 23, 2014 story on the opening of a renovated SRO, “‘Horror show’ hotel transformed into home for veterans,” SF Chronicle reporter John Cote fails to clearly credit who is responsible for this transformation. That’s no accident.
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Campos-Chiu Race is Down to Wire

Campos-Chiu Race Gets Clearer

Posted September 23, 2014 by

The David Campos- David Chiu Assembly race is San Francisco’s tightest head to head contest  since the 2003 mayoral runoff between Gavin Newsom and Matt Gonzalez. Local ranked choice voting eliminated the drama of these classic political tilts, but since
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SF Nonprofits Unite to Defeat Prop B

Posted September 22, 2014 by

San Francisco’s  two largest coalitions of nonprofit  organizations have joined the growing opposition to Prop B, which raids $22 million from vital city services. Both the 22-member Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO) and the 80-member San Francisco Human Services
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Tom Rapp and Patricia Kerman Protest Eviction

Judge Throws Out Ellis Evictions in Mission

Posted September 17, 2014 by

In another major legal victory for San Francisco tenants battling Ellis Act evictions, Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay ruled on September 16 that the lawsuits filed against Patricia Kerman, Tom Rapp and Mark Hidzick of 3305 20th Street must be
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Even online voting might not boost tech turnout

Will SF’s New Tech Workers Vote?

Posted September 16, 2014 by

Those who believe and/or fear that tech workers will reshape San Francisco politics are in for a surprise come Election Day: much of this group will not vote.
I base this on two factors. First, I have heard too much
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