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London Breed’s New Challenge

Posted February 18, 2020 by

Mayor Breed’s Political Future at Stake Throughout her political career San Francisco Mayor London Breed has always had one big edge: a compelling personal story. Raised by her grandmother in public housing, Breed’s sister died of a drug overdose and
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How THC Restored SROs to Permanent Housing

Posted February 11, 2020 by

An Unusual Alliance Revived SROs I wrote last week about the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s success in preserving and improving San Francisco’s SRO hotels. By the 1980’s SROs were the city’s housing of last resort, and the Tenderloin was the last
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Mayor Breed’s Game Changing Housing Reform

Posted February 6, 2020 by

“Affordable Homes Now” Boosts Affordability Mayor Breed’s plan to boost affordability by expediting the city’s glacial housing approval process is long overdue and desperately needed. No major city has as slow an approval process as San Francisco. These delays do
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The Failure of District Elections

Posted January 7, 2020 by

Neighborhood Self-Interest Overrides City, Regional Priorities “The western side of the city should not be raped — in terms — to somehow or other accommodate some sort of ideology that says those folks aren’t doing their fair share,” Former D1
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San Francisco Politics 2019: The Year in Review

Posted December 16, 2019 by

Urbanism, Breed, and Haney Local politics took a backseat in 2019, particularly after impeachment hearings began. But San Francisco still had an eventful year. Here’s my analysis of the year’s big urbanist breakthrough, and the performances by Mayor Breed and
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