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Labor Leader Mike Casey, joined by Planning Commission President Cindy Wu, CCDC's Rev. Norman Fong, and tenants

Broad Coalition Unites Behind SF’s Prop G

Posted August 20, 2014 by Quintin Mecke

With the recent endorsements of Proposition G by the San Francisco Democratic Party, Senator Mark Leno and the San Francisco Labor Counclabor and community leaders gathered in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Tuesday August 19, at 12:30 pm to announce the launching of
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San Francisco’s Car Towing Racket

Posted August 18, 2014 by

As San Franciscans left town for a summer vacation, many returned home to a surprise: their car had been towed for violating a little-known local law prohibiting parking on the same block for more than 72 hours. And they have
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2014 Tenants Convention Backed Anti-Speculation Tax

How SF Tenants Swayed Democrats on Prop G

Posted August 15, 2014 by

On the night of August 13, San Francisco’s tenant advocates turned impending defeat into a critical SF Democratic Party endorsement for Prop G, the speculation tax initiative. Although it looked like a “No Endorsement” would prevail only hours before the
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Memorable Candlestick moments: The Catch, the Beatles, Willie Mays, and Richard Nixon throws out first ball for Giants with Mayor Christopher

Good Riddance to Candlestick

Posted August 14, 2014 by

Nearly 50 years after Candlestick Park hosted the Beatles last live performance, Sir Paul McCartney returns on August 14 for the venue’s last public event. The last concert is among Candlestick’s top three memorable moments. It ranks above Stu Miller
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Will SF Dems Endorse Anti-Speculation Tax?

Posted August 11, 2014 by

On August 13, the San Francisco Democratic Party will decide whether to endorse Prop G, which imposes additional taxes on the quick turnover of properties. Designed to stop speculators from “flipping” properties, Prop G reduces speculator profits and creates an
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Is Airbnb Violating the ADA?

Posted August 7, 2014 by

So much of the advocacy rhetoric about the Airbnb legislation focusses on making money that nobody in city government — whether the sponsoring Supervisor or Planning staff or legal counsel — has been willing to admit that Airbnb and many
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SF’s Transit Set-Aside is Flawed, Divisive

Posted July 31, 2014 by

Only a week after stiffing nonprofit workers on raises, Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Chiu are at it again.
Now the two are driving a transit set-aside ballot measure for November that will almost certainly deny nonprofits any increases next
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