Authors Posts by John Elberling

John Elberling

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Racism — and politics — in SF Redevelopment history

Bad history -- even when well-intended -- gives me a headache, because it so often misses and conceals far more important truths. To wit,...

Why SF’s City Planning Department doesn’t get it

  There is no designated Sociologist position on the 200+ staff of San Francisco’s City Planning Department. And a bachelor/masters degree in Urban Planning can...

Local housing: A little reality

Reading the superficial year-end wrap-ups and “expert commentary” about the city’s housing situation in the local press this week is making my head hurt....

What we won — and lost — with the Beast on Bryant

  Almost 14 months ago, on Saturday April 18th, 2015, more than 100 of the Central City’s many arts communities and advocates met at Cell...

Can we stop the displacement of arts space and industry?

Sup Jane Kim is drafting legislation that seeks to strongly deter the destruction epidemic that is attacking arts and industrial spaces in the Mission,...

Yes, gentrification will hit the Tenderloin

  In an admirable burst of optimism, a current BeyondChron post concludes that, unlike the rapidly gentrifying Mission District, the Tenderloin is not “... transforming...

The Super Bowl’s bread and circuses did not bring SF together

Even by BeyondChron’s standard level of frequent apologia for select members of the City’s elite, the post, “Super Bowl City promoted unity, not division...

The NFL Paranoia Experience

The “NFL Experience By Huyndai” has put our Yerba Buena Neighborhood in a virtual SFPD military-style lockdown since last weekend. It will continue to...