Bay Area / California

LA’s Mayor Bass Hits Housing Reality

Posted January 9, 2023 by

New Mayor Must Aggressively Push Changes “It should not take 14 years just to break ground on an affordable housing project in a city where there are 40,000 people sleeping on the street every night.”—LA Mayor Karen Bass, January 7
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Can Oakland Become a Progressive Model?

Posted November 28, 2022 by

Mayor Sheng Tao and a Progressive Council Majority Victories by Mayor-elect Sheng Thao and council allies could change the course of Oakland history. Oakland enters 2023 with the most progressive mayor/city council combination in its history. Will the city become
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(from top left) Traci Park, Erin Darling, Hydee Feldstein Soto, Faisal Gill

Did Homeless Backlash Hurt Pro-Housing Candidates?

Posted November 14, 2022 by

Voters Misdirect Anger over Homelessness Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America  urges cities to increase housing production and tenant protections,  end exclusionary zoning,  and change housing approval policies and election schedules that empower boomer
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High Stakes Berkeley and Oakland Elections

Posted October 17, 2022 by

Which Way Will the East Bay Go? Berkeley and Oakland are at a crossroads. But for different reasons. Berkeley’s council majority has moved the city in a progressive, urbanist direction. The November election either solidifies this shift or sends Berkeley
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