Dear Mr. Shaw,
I read with great concern your recent editorial about the community’s response to the proposed affordable housing at 2550 Irving St. It appears that there is much information about the neighborhood response that you lack. While there Read More »
Dear Mr. Shaw,
I am not a NIMBY, but the building that the city proposes – a seven-story highrise stretching the entire block – is just too big.
I support the four-story compromise. “Compromise” is the sweetest word in Read More »
Randy Shaw writes in his article, “San Francisco’s Most Important Housing Project, that “opponents foolishly claim the group will bring the worst social problems of the Tenderloin to the Sunset. Such is the intellectual heft of those opposing Read More »
Owner Offers Troubling Ultimatum
Bad signs are spreading as the Oakland City Council faces a decisive July vote on the new A’s stadium at Howard Terminal. When a pro sports team lays down a take it or leave it ultimatum Read More »
Bringing Affordable Housing to the Westside
San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood is at the center of a housing debate that will shape the city’s future. It involves a 100% affordable project designed to house the working families who long lived in Read More »
This piece first appeared in Streetsblog USA.
A nearly 900-page federal rulebook of arcane street design regulations that virtually no one has heard of just received an unprecedented amount of public interest — which street safety advocates chalk up to Read More »
Promoting Revitalization of Both Neighborhoods (Updated 5/19)
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced today that the city will provide $5 million for an innovative strategy to reduce drug dealing in the Tenderloin and Mid-Market. The Mayor’s “Mid-Market Vibrancy and Safety Read More »
Historic Opportunity to Reduce Poverty in America
American politicians talk a lot about “family values.” But our high child poverty rate says otherwise.
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan changes this. It sends families $3,000 per child for ages 6 to Read More »