Coordinated Entry Keeps People Unhoused
From 1999 through 2018, San Francisco rapidly filled vacancies in its nonprofit master leased SROs providing permanent supportive housing. Since 2019, vacancies have exploded.
What changed? At the end of 2018 San Francisco began an Read More »
SF’s First Public Defender Faced Murder Charges
Jeff Adachi was a true Renaissance man. A fierce deputy public defender, Adachi won election to run the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and completely reshaped it. He made a film, “Defender,” on Read More »
This piece first appeared in Streetsblog USA.
Amtrak is aiming to de-prioritize profitability and focus on radically expanding its service with the help of the next infrastructure bill — and help intercity rail take its rightful place as an essential Read More »
Election Could Reshape Labor Movement
A rare contested race for president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has given its members a clear choice between a union traditionalist from Boston and a progressive activist who backed massive labor Read More »
The 2021 edition of the Slamdance Film Festival, like many other film festivals in recent months, has gone mostly online. For the nominal cost of a Festival Pass, interested viewers can enjoy until February 25, 2021 a mix of feature-length Read More »
Opponents Misunderstand Golden Gate Park
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, the 150 foot high Skystar Observation Wheel was installed near the California Academy of Science and de Young Museum. While the pandemic closed the Ferris Wheel Read More »
Millions of FEMA Dollars Could Go Unspent
With thousands sleeping on streets, the Biden Administration’s plan to fund 100% of the cost of temporarily housing them is great news. But cities and counties must seize these federal dollars. And given Read More »
A Model For Other Cities?
When I was speaking across the country promoting the housing policy changes urged in Generation Priced Out, I did not foresee my hometown of Berkeley, California ending exclusionary zoning before Seattle, Denver and other cities. Read More »