Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Condos

Does the Marriott Corporation need a $5 million tax break?

California tax law is weird, and Prop. 13 makes it weirder. And for commercial property owners, there are all sorts of loopholes. Then there’s the Mills Act. By many accounts, the...

There are no Yimbys

There are no Yimbys. Yimby stands for Yes In My Back Yard. But Yimby advocates don't have backyards.  It's other peoples' backyards they want.  They just can't say that. I was...

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

State Senator Scott Wiener’s AB 50, which would have deregulated housing across California, was pulled from this year’s Legislative session today. Sen. Anthony Portantino, who chairs the Appropriations Committee, said...

The bizarre argument in favor of Wiener’s housing bill

A Board of Supes committee has passed a resolution opposing SB 50, the Scott Wiener bill that would allow a lot more market-rate housing in California cities without any...

SF to pay $13.1 million to man who was framed by cops

The Board of Supes is set to approve Tuesday/19 a $13.1 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by a young man who, a jury found, was framed by the SFPD...

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

Of all the information that came out of the hearing on homelessness last week, when several supervisors said the Mayor’s Office and its Department of Homelessness isn’t doing the job,...

Building momentum and the Women’s March

The New York Times spent a lot of time talking about the “controversy” around this weekend’s Women’s March. The march was “smaller;”maybe there’s a “waning of interest.” That’s not how people...

Latest data shows you can’t bring prices down by building more housing

A Dec. 29 story by the Chron’s real-estate reporter, J.K. Dineen, who knows the market as well as anyone in town, shows exactly why the Yimby agenda will never...

A new housing ‘compact’ looks a lot like a developer’s dream

With State Sen. Scott Wiener’s new housing bill now pending, a group convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released a draft plan to solve the region’s housing crisis...

SF keeps losing affordable housing

The latest Housing Balance Report comes before the Board of Supes Land Use and Transportation Committee Monday/10 and the news is as bleak as ever: In the past ten...