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Should a developer lawyer be on the Planning Commission?

Plus: Taxing vacant storefronts, controlling new technology before it takes over the sidewalks, and housing issues in D4: That's The Agenda for Nov. 18-24

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Three diverse festivals open up. Plus: Soviets and Surrealists, Synonyms, Collisions, more in cinemas this week.

Mayor Lee’s ‘jobs agenda’ made life worse for many San Franciscans

New study shows that attracting high-skilled tech jobs to cities in the name of creating jobs has a net negative impact on the working-class population.

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

'Raw Deal' author Steven Hill on Uber tech, the perils of California ideologies, and the twilight of the elites.

Fewer’s racial-equity plan could change the way SF makes policy

A new office would analyze legislation through a lens that has been missing from city policy -- and could lead to some dramatic changes in the political discussion.

Gig economy horror stories frame supes hearing

Uber and Lyft have 'disrupted' lives and undermined labor laws, testimony shows

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.

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.

Tech IPOS will radically increase housing costs and inequality, report shows

Tech gets big tax breaks, small businesses have to pay more -- and Sup. Gordon Mar's IPO tax plan will be a defining issue in city politics this year.

Should the tech boom pay the costs of the tech boom?

The IPOs will make the housing market even worse. Should we use the budget surplus to build affordable housing? That's The Agenda for April 21-28.