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.

The disaster of SF’s COVID homeless policy continues

Half the hotel rooms the city is paying for are empty. Only 80 people a week are moved off the streets. What is the mayor's plan?

Breed orders repeated homeless sweeps, text messages show

Mayor contacts police chief almost daily to demand that homeless be rousted; 'Find these people someplace to go!'

The Agenda: Saving local journalism ….

... plus the Police Commission and the POA -- and a huge development on the largest piece of available public land in the city.

Why won’t SF health officer order homeless into hotels?

'You expressed to us that If you made those decisions, your job would be jeopardized.'

The future of cities—and the one percent

Urban America faces a crisis -- and we can't seriously discuss it unless we talk about billionaires.

Supes look to protect SRO residents

Alarming spread in low-income housing leads to emergency bill -- as false reports seek to derail plan to consider Rec-Park space for safe housing.

A massive real-estate scam could force counties to give cash rebates to giant commercial landlords

Obscure state agency could cost communities billions and devastate schools to bail out huge corporations.

Public health docs duck question: Why no order to house the homeless?

Supes try to find out why so many unhoused people have no access to safe shelter; Breed Administration has no answers.

The Agenda: Why isn’t the Police Commission meeting?

So many issues, so easy to do remote meetings -- why are so many commissions still inactive? Plus: Remaking Market and Van Ness -- now?

The dangerous, inaccurate reporting on homelessness and the COVID crisis

SF Chron blows up a non-story and promotes the mayor's myth about homeless people.