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.

SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

Big project at Divis and Oak could be issue in D5 supe race

Challenger Preston says luxury housing development needs more affordability and transit funding; where will incumbent Brown stand?

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

Finally, a city study says public power makes perfect sense

San Francisco could buy out PG&E's local distribution system, provide cleaner, cheaper energy, and make money in the process.

BREAKING: Wiener’s housing deregulation bill on hold — for now

Senate committee bumps the measure into next year, but Wiener vows he will continue to push for urban upzoning.

Some perspective on the raid on a reporter’s house

The SFPD knows exactly which officers had access to that leaked document. Have their homes been raided and their phones and computer seized? And why did the TV stations think the Adachi file was news anyway?

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

Uber is already undermining public transit …

... and biking, and walking. A major new study says the Transportation Network Companies are adding more cars to the streets; where is the regulation?