Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tag: Developers

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his wife rented a one-bedroom apartment...

Tom’s Town: Back at the BART Board

By Tom Temprano Even though workers and management at BART have settled on a new contract, it appears that Rail Rage will continue here in the Bay Area. SEIU Local...

Ed Lee’s State of the City, for better and for worse

By Tim Redmond The good news about Mayor Ed Lee's State of the City Speech is that he clearly, finally, understands that he can't ignore the housing crisis. He's got...

The (quiet) privatization of San Francisco

By Tim Redmond It is, of course, illegal to drink an open alcoholic beverage on the streets of San Francisco. It's also illegal to sit on the streets. Unless, that is,...

BREAKING NEWS: A new waterfront initiative will test local politics

By Tim Redmond In the wake of the stunning success of the battle against the 8 Washington project, waterfront advocates  were set to file a new initiative Monday morning that...

The politics behind the epic building collapse on Twin Peaks

By Tim Redmond I saw Steve Williams, a longtime land-use lawyer, at the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods dinner Tuesday night, shortly after the news broke about the Twin Peaks...

The other Twitter tax break — and how it cost the city $25 million

By Tim Redmond Way back in 1969, when Sue Hestor was a young activist organizing a peace march, she asked the sympathetic owner of the Furniture Mart building on Market...

LEGAL TAX CHEATING: City loses $137 million to pointless “deferrals”

By Tim Redmond San Francisco has allowed developers to defer $166 million in payments that should have gone to affordable housing, Muni, and childcare, an analysis based on city data...

POLITICS ON TUESDAY: Dufty, again? Kelly, again? And what tech could really do to change its image

By Tim Redmond Wouldn’t it be crazy if Bevan Dufty, who has redeemed himself somewhat among progressives as the mayor’s homeless services coordinator, decided to run for District 8 supervisor...

End homelessness! There’s an app for that!

The new CEO of the company once run by Gregory Gopman – he of the now-famous homeless-hating rant – wants to solve the problems of homelessness and poverty with...