Posts Tagged: Ellis Act

Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

Activists Blur the Tenderloin with the Mission

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Activists Mistakenly View Tenderloin Projects Through a Mission Lens At the March 17 SF Planning Commission hearing on the Shorenstein Company’s 304-unit rental project in the Tenderloin (it passed 5-2), opponents argued it would cause displacement and gentrification.  Speakers saw
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San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

Posted December 17, 2015 by

In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris
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Our Local Heroes of 2015

Our Local Heroes of 2015

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Beyond Chron has a Thanksgiving tradition of honoring a few of the many whose dedicated service rendered them our local heroes for San Francisco in the past year. Here’s our choices for this year, whose weight toward housing activism reflects
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SF Politics Turns to 2016

SF Politics Turns to 2016

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Thanksgiving week typically marks the end of one year’s political activism and the forging of plans for the next.  For San Francisco politics, it is more accurate to say that the campaigns of 2016 began taking shape when Aaron Peskin
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Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a
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Frequent Elections are Good for Cities

Frequent Elections are Good for Cities

Posted November 3, 2015 by

After writing that the key ballot measures for San Francisco’s November 3 election—Prop F’s restrictions on short-term rentals and Prop I’s moratorium on Mission market rate housing—would return to face voters in 2016, I was asked if such frequent elections
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Jane Kim Running for State Senate in 2016

Jane Kim Running for State Senate in 2016

Posted October 14, 2015 by

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim announced her candidacy for State Senate on October 14, setting up a high-stakes November 2016 battle with Supervisor Scott Wiener. I wrote in March about the anticipated Kim-Wiener race (“Kim-Wiener Senate Showdown Takes Shape”), noting
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Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights

Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee backed sweeping new eviction protections Supervisor Jane Kim sponsored for the city’s tenants. That’s nothing new.  Lee has supported every single piece of tenant legislation that has passed the Board since taking office
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