Cure for Vacant Storefronts? Build Housing

Posted January 29, 2019 by

Housing Brings Foot Traffic, Customers Nobody likes vacant storefronts. They deaden street life, send a message of neighborhood decline, and deprive the community of needed retail services. The challenge is finding the cure. Many cities have seized upon a vacancy
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Is California Ignoring its Tenant Crisis?

Posted January 22, 2019 by

Builders and Tenants are Allies After decades of  failing to build anywhere near enough housing, California is waking up.  A broad and diverse political coalition has emerged to get more homes built. This development should be cheered by all those
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Why Did Beto Reject Pelosi?

Posted January 22, 2019 by

Beto O’Rourke’s Troubling Loyalties As former Texas Congressperson Beto O’Rourke prepares a presidential run, more is being learned about his record. O’Rourke has been accused with voting with Republicans on some issues, and the January 20 Sunday New York Times
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Housing Disrupts “Progressive” Politics

Posted January 15, 2019 by

Opposing Infill Housing is not “Progressive” Housing is disrupting “progressive” politics. Specifically,  it is exposing traditional “progressive” politicians for maintaining elitist and exclusionary zoning policies. Many  of these “progressives” support pro-mansion land use policies that ban apartments, while it is
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