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Tagged with: Ahsha Safai

New board committees show little dramatic change—and some potential

Conservatives take over one panel, but progressives still control budget and land use—and a new committee on homelessness could take on a big role.

Nonprofit with $20 million in city money defies supes, won’t talk about labor issues

Board members furious that the Felton Institute refused to answer questions at a hearing on union-contract issues.

Supes approve police spy cameras after debate that reflects national political instability

When there is a real threat of fascism on the national level, what should SF do about the local police?

Profound change in SF elections takes a step forward

Measure would move the race for mayor to a presidential year, with much higher turnout.

City report shows that upzoning neighborhoods won’t create more affordable housing

In fact, eliminating single-family zoning won't create much new housing at all.

Demolitions, speculation—and maybe not that much new housing anyway

Remarkable honesty at a supes hearing shows the actual impact of ending single-family zoning in San Francisco.

Does the end of single-family zoning mean the beginning of demolitions?

A measure that would profoundly change neighborhood zoning in SF could lead to a lot of existing housing getting torn down. That's The Agenda for March 7-13

Supes to look at closing the ‘group housing’ developer loophole

Plus: Does the city need to regulate street vendors—and how should the city regulate Recology? That's The Agenda for Feb. 28-March 6

Can SF run its own bike-share program (and challenge the privatizers?)

Plus: The June 6 ballot shapes up—and will the Police Commission take civilian oversight seriously? That's The Agenda for Feb. 14-21

Reform measures move forward as supes talk about the real ‘power grab’

The power of the mayor (and developers) and the failures of the news media are the issues as the Rules Committee considers Charter amendments for the June ballot.