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John Elberling

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The Chron says the city is broken. Now what?

The Establishment paper can't blame the Establishment that has been running SF since the Gold Rush. Are the Powers That Be turning on the mayor?

Should shopping malls become housing? Yes—but only if the state does it right

The Legislature has responded to affordable-housing developers. But there's a lot of unfinished work to protect vulnerable communities.

The Constitution is the problem, not the solution

The political system has evolved into an Oligarchy and a New Confederacy wants control; nothing in the founding document will stop them.

Yimby Law sues city over project that likely will never get built anyway

It's a good PR stunt, but it's not going to create any new housing anytime soon.

The facts behind the developer propaganda on Soma housing project

The supes vote wasn't anti-housing; there's a great housing deal on the table that the developer has rejected.

Luxury housing will destroy the last low-income community in Soma

Oh, and on a site with very shaky ground, the building could be the next Leaning Tower.

Plan Bay Area 2050 is a recipe for displacement of vulnerable communities

The document needs major changes if it has any hope of promoting social equity.

The future of Mission Bay

There's still a lot to do to turn this former redevelopment area into a real community, a new survey shows.

A sneak attack on rent control and affordable housing in Sacramento

Little-noticed state bill would allow local government agencies to overturn ballot initiatives that protect renters or limit bad development.

OPINION: The Bad Things about Wiener’s housing bill, SB9 …

... and how it could be amended to include Good Things.