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SF Supervisors Close Big Rent Control Loophole

Posted May 24, 2018 by Randy Shaw and Rosamaria Cavalho

In a huge victory for tenants primarily living in large apartment buildings, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to close arguably the biggest loophole in the city’s rent law. The loophole allowed steep pass throughs to
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Will Kim-Leno Tag Team Defeat Breed?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

The Race for Second-Choice Votes Last week’s announcement by Jane Kim and Mark Leno that they would run in tandem against London Breed made perfect sense. The only surprise is that it did not happen sooner. As I wrote on
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Voting Begins: Assessing SF Mayor’s Race

Posted May 3, 2018 by

Have Candidates Overcome Obstacles to Victory? Voting begins on May 5 in San Francisco’s June mayor’s race. Since  a majority of votes will likely be cast prior to the June 3 Election Day, candidates recognize that winning time is now.
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New Push for Housing on SF-Owned Land

Posted May 1, 2018 by

San Franciscans Complain About Housing Yet Oppose Solutions As San Francisco struggles to house homeless persons and build more housing, one solution remains less than fully tapped: constructing housing on SFMTA parking lots.  Over 120 housing advocates led by YIMBY
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Trump Shapes SF Mayor’s Race

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Voters Are Focused on Trump, National Issues Voting starts on May 5 in San Francisco’s mayoral election, but the excitement that normally accompanies such contests seems missing. The reason? San Franciscans, like most of the nation, are far more focused
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