A plan to sharply increase the number of Tenderloin police offers on the streets has stalled despite broad support. And the neighborhood’s seniors, children, disabled residents and working people are paying the price.
I described on March 26 how SFPD Read More »
The rights of people with disabilities seems to be selectively addressed and enforced, in San Francisco. Recent public hearings of the Board of Supervisors indicate that the so-called Transportation Network Companies [ TNCs] are neither accessible, in all their services, Read More »
The NY Times lead editorial of May 6 described NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to build or renovate 200,000 new housing units over the next decade as akin to a “Moon Shot.” But San Francisco Mayor Lee’s less heralded Read More »
Last week, Victor Hwang was appointed to the Police Commission, unseating Angela Chan who served for the past four years. Hwang previously worked as Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted hate crimes and human trafficking. With over twenty years over Read More »
The drive to stop speculator evictions in San Francisco under the state Ellis Act passed a big hurdle on May 6 as Senator Mark Leno’s SB 1439 cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 5-2 vote. The bill now heads Read More »
The political consensus supporting increased affordable homeownership in San Francisco faces a challenge: the current program is a nightmare for buyers of Below Market Rate (BMR) homes.
San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Housing Working Group is busy creating new strategies for Read More »
Has income inequality really become the “defining challenge of our time” as President Obama has proclaimed?
One look at the number one book on Amazon’s bestseller list, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which scrutinizes income inequality and capitalism, Read More »
Nearly 75 tech companies affiliated with sf.citi, including Twitter and Salesforce, have signed a public letter urging legislators to support State Senator Mark Leno’s Ellis Act reform bill, SB 1439.
In a remarkable showing of tech support for those victimized Read More »