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Tim Redmond

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Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.

Where does the mayor get his polling data?

Where does Mayor Ed Lee get his polling data? Interesting question. I read in the Chron the other day that a new poll shows the...

Assembly passes bill to limit land-use ballot initiatives

A bill that would make it harder for local residents to pass ballot measures limiting development has passed the state Assembly with almost no...

The Agenda: SF is losing affordable housing almost as fast as we can build it

The Planning Department has released its latest report on how the city’s affordable housing balance is coming along, and it’s not pretty. The report, which...

What the city’s new housing policy will mean

San Francisco wound up with a sweeping new affordable housing policy this week, one that will encourage the demolition of some existing low-rise commercial...

The Agenda, 5/22-5/29: The affordable housing debate isn’t over

Sups. Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin have cut a deal on affordable housing, creating a “consensus” measure that lowers current inclusionary levels from a...

Voters support more, not less, affordable housing

A majority of San Francisco voters oppose the plan by Sups. London Breed and Ahsha Safai to reduce the level of affordable housing in...

The Agenda, May 15-21: Who can afford ‘affordable’ housing?

Two competing affordable housing bills – and another bill that could override both of them to give developers more density – are headed for...

How we can tax Uber

Pretty much everyone in San Francisco these days (except for Mayor Ed Lee) has come to the conclusion that Uber is a problem. Progressives,...

Mayor’s supply-side housing plan advances

To nobody’s surprise, a committee dominated by conservative supporters of market-rate housing voted to send the mayor’s deeply flawed plan to the full Board...